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To mourn (or celebrate0 the loss of the other NBA, it's time for a Throwdown Tournament.

I stole the triangle offense from Phil Jackson to model the tournament after the three remaining sports: NHL, MLB, NFL/NCAAF.

Each bracket in the tournament focuses on one of these sports.  Each bracket has 9 participants, 27 total spots.

TOPICS

Topics will be loosely tied to the respective sport. Each participant will choose from two topics on the TD they start.

BRACKET ROUNDS

Bracket rounds feature head-to-head-to-head matchups.  For example, Participants A, B, and C face off simultaneously in round 1.

A challenges B
B challenges C
C challenges A

Each participant has two first round matches: one from the left side and one from the right side.

The other bracket rounds feature:
D-E-F and G-H-I

The winner of A-B-C faces the winners of D-E-F and G-H-I.

The winners of each sport bracket face each other for the NBA Championship.

BRACKET TIE-BREAKER

- The TDer with the best record in the round advances automatically.
- If all three participants win one TD each, they order reverses with the unchosen topic.  If all three partiicpants tie after the second series, the TDer with the most total votes advances.
- If two TDers finish 1-0-1, then the winner is decided by a head-to-head TD.  Left is determined by a coin flip.

START TIME

Topics sent out November 28.



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REGISTRATION

Brackets available below on first-come, first served.


NHL
A - Bowel Movement
B - PatsFan21
C - OJ Simpson
D - Argos: GO PACK GO!!!!
E - Ogre: Protest NBAT
F - Sweetness85
G - [Mahewman]WE GOT THE CUP!
H - Schad - Dazed and Confused
I - kingeraaa

NFL/NCAAF
A - UnBiasedPerspective
B - Flambo Gus
C - W_A_M_U?
D - Djroxalot
E - Stormy Rottman
F - Seguin.
G - Tnerb57
H - CubanMissile
I - Sabih

MLB
A - williewilliejuan
B - UH-WAYLON!!!
C - Yankees: Go Jets
D - Dyhard: The Researcher
E - Assassin: Smile: Next year
F - Sports by the Bay
G - Marlins Fan
H - Chosen1
I - HeeHaw.gettin' my TD on

November 16, 2011  04:20 PM ET

I'll participate in the MLB bracket.

November 16, 2011  04:23 PM ET

MLB or football.

November 16, 2011  04:24 PM ET

NFL

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November 16, 2011  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

MLB or football.

Gotta take your first answer. I think NHL will have the hardest time filling.

November 16, 2011  04:25 PM ET

I'm in for any of them, though I don't know a ton about hockey so I'd prefer MLB or NFL, but if you have a hard time filling up NHL I'll do it.

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November 16, 2011  04:28 PM ET

MLB

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November 16, 2011  04:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Good format, Grue.

Thanks. Hopefully it fills up the boards for a while with some good discussions.

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November 16, 2011  04:49 PM ET

NBA

November 16, 2011  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

NHL

You're in.

November 16, 2011  04:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

You're in.

Noooo.

I want MLB.

November 16, 2011  04:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Noooo.I want MLB.

I want MLB as well, now that I think about it. But if you need another NHLer, I'm your guy.

 
November 16, 2011  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Noooo.I want MLB.

Fine. But no more do overs. From now on, any selections of NBA = NHL.

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