Scott "Duh Champ" McLoughlin locked it up
with 246 final points even though his champion OSU did not make it into the
championship game. "I am glad to win this thing, but I will be having
nightmares about Wayne for a while."
Wayne "Items in your rearview mirror may be
larger than they appear" Simmons correctly picked UConn and
otherwise came very, very close. Although Mr. McLoughlin is the Champion, he
did not have mucho separation on the Waynester. "I got two more picks right
than Scott and still finished two points behind him? That tears it. Next
year I am buying a new jock."
Newcomer Ben "I finished in the money" Reed
did well despite his rookie status, correctly picking UConn and finishing
with 223 total points on 42 correct choices. "What do you mean there is no
Antonio "Rand and Ed can eat my dust" Sanchez
was fourth with 221 points on 40 correct choices. "All right! Last year
Scott finished fourth, Baby!"
Rand "doing the 'top half of the field' dance"
Simmons finished fifth even though Kansas did not advance past the
Elite Eight. "Yeah, that's something of a downer. But didn't I finish ahead
of all the folks who picked Stanford, Duke, and Kentucky to win?"
Ed "Wild Guess" Smith finished with 191
points on 41 correct choices. "Yeah, I am a rookie. But I got eight more
correct than Derek. So how much must HE suck?"
Tiffani "UConn bites" Jefferis
with 190 points on 40 correct choices. "I got as many correct as that
Sanchez guy and he got 21 more points than I did? Damn Duke for usually
being the higher seed."
Major Art "Cruise Missile" Gepner
followed his 2003 Smackdown Championship with a more human-appearing eighth
place finish (182 points on 32 correct choices). "Does this mean that last
year was a fluke? -- I am afraid that's classified."
Craig "Colonel" Kurtz ended his run of
relative competency with a first-ever finish in the bottom half of the
field. "I am not making any accusations, but... Rand finishes in the top
half of the field and Wayne almost won? I suspect that the Trilateral
Commision and the Free Masons are involved."
Judge John "Mixed Nuts" Wittmayer is the
other of our two contestants in the "father-in-law" division of the
Smackdown and he finished with 166 points on 37 correct choices. "I don't
mind that Ed finished ahead of me. He has enough on his mind with Derek in
HIS family. But God better have mercy on any of those UAB players that come
through MY courtroom, 'cause I won't."
Barry "picking favored teams blows" Smith
finished with 157 points on 37 correct choices. "I got more picks right
than Gepner and he finished in eighth place? How does THAT work?"