If James Naismith were alive today, he would be grilling
and cursing his brackets, just like the rest of us.
2003 Final Standing
Major Art “Bombs Away” Gepner created
some convincing separation from the rest of the pack with a final score of
183 with 40 correct choices.
Craig “Isn’t Colonel supposed to be higher than
Major?” Kurtz finished second at the head of the pack with a 168 on
38 correct choices.
Paul “Doing what I can with what I’ve got” Smith
finished a hair behind The Colonel with a 167 on 37 correct choices. Paul
finished ahead of the next four challengers even though he picked the same
or fewer correct choices. Some of those long balls evidently paid off.
Scott “What do I have to do to get some respect
around here?” McLoughlin finished a whisker of a hair behind Paul
with a 166 score on 39 correct choices.
The Derekdoza Line
Derek “I define mediocrity” Simmons
finished at 162 on 38 correct choices.
Rand “Me too” Simmons tied Derek at 162
on 37 correct choices.
The ‘Swing and a Miss’ Club
Cyprian “You can’t always get what you want”
Sanchez finished with 155 points on 36 correct choices.
Wayne “the good jock must be in the laundry”
Simmons finished with 145 on 37 correct choices.
Tifani “At least I am better than Barry” Jefferis
finished with 137 on 34 correct choices.
Bringing up the rear was Barry “keeping Rand’s
spot warm for him” Smith with 133 points on 31 correct choices
page updated: 3/14/2006
Photos of James Naismith courtesy of
The Naismith Foundation.
Used with permission