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4/04/2006 07:21:00 AM
Tourney Blog Pool Is In The Books
INDIANAPOLIS -- This was the only way for it to end -- with the Blog Pool winner and the Tourney Blogger both in the front row of the RCA Dome for the national title game. Bradley White of South Bend, Ind., a grad student in biology at the Unversity of Notre Dame (shown at right), rallied to win the Blog Pool by one point after his champion (and only Final Four team), Florida, blew past UCLA. White was hooked up with a front-row spot in the Gators' student section for Monday night's game, and I left my press row seat to pay him a short visit before the tipoff.
Meanwhile, Eric Miller of Lancaster, Calif. -- the pool winner if the Bruins had cut down the nets -- was gracious in defeat, sending in a concession e-mail of sorts at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. "Thanks for the good blog and running the bracket," Miller's note said. "I saw the picture of Bradley White. Congrats to him."
Congrats, indeed. And thanks to all 328 teams for playing. To all who didn't win -- especially Amit Soni's "The Cobra Kai," which finished last with just 41 points and 26 correct picks -- don't despair. We'll (hopefully) be doing this thing again next year.