Nathan Bransford, Author


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blog Tournament Challenge Update #2

With Michigan State's win, Jody-Feldman is now 18TH out of 5,000,000 in the ESPN overall Tournament Challenge.

Wow.

UPDATE: With North Carolina's win, Jody is now #12 in the nation. If UConn beats Villanova in the final, as she predicts, SHE WILL WIN THE WHOLE THING AND $10,000.

Also a query critique or book.






43 comments:

Bane of Anubis said...

Nice job!

Jody Feldman said...

Well, okay then.

Ann Finkelstein said...

The mighty Sparties make it to the final four! Congratulations to you too, Jody.

Dawn said...

Best of luck. I'm pulling for you, Jody.

Kristin Tubb said...

Yay, Jody! There's a joke in here somewhere incorporating "Gollywhopper Games," but I'm too fuzzy-brained this afternoon to come up with it! :-) Rooting for you, Jody!

Stef Kramer said...

Go Big Ten! Good luck to you also Jody.

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats Jody. And I was happy to make the top 500 in the Amazon contest. I'm pulling for it to go Jody's way.

Lady Glamis said...

Go Jody! Congrats. :)

other lisa said...

Holy freaking Moly! Gooooo U. Conn! Goooo Jody!!!!

Marla Taviano said...

Oh my stinking word.

robp said...

Incredibly impressive. And the fact that Carolina looks totally unbeatable to me and I'm getting pummeled in this pool; well, hell, that has to work in your favor, Jody. And I'm sure my hatred of UConn won't hurt your chances either. Good luck.

PJ Hoover said...

Whoo hoo, Jody!!!!!

Marilyn Peake said...

Holy Kaymolee!! I'm rootin' for ya, Jody!!

150 said...

Oh, that is NUTS. :) Go Jo!

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Wow. That's amazing. I wish I knew something about basketball, except that I was on the very first high school cheerleading squad in Spain back in '73. I should have paid more attention then.

Anonymous said...

wow what is this about actually? But I find comfort in the fact that there are so few comments on this post. So there are others like me who have no idea whats going on. But if this makes you happy... well then..

- clueless

Steve Fuller said...

And you get 15 percent, right Nathan? :-)

Paul Äertker said...

Go Jody go!

Kathryn said...

My bracket is totally busted, but my Spartans are still in, so it's all okay. And congrats to you, Jody!

Jen C said...

Wow, that's amazing Jody! I have fingers and toes dutifully crossed for you. I'm interested in knowing, are you a knowledgeable basketball fanatic, or were those more-or-less random picks?

Elaine said...

Go Jody!!
I'm gutted - the challenge was posted when I was in France with
40-odd kids (not 40 odd-kids) and not a Internet Cafe with logging on facility to be found! I could have been heading for a 'wooden spoon' consolation prize by now!
Elaine

Jody Feldman said...

Thanks, everyone.
And Jen, I think I know just enough to be a bit dangerous. Football's actually my sport, but I've been to about 8 college basketball games this year. Still, it takes an awful lot of dumb luck and careful planet alignment to get this many right.

adrcremer said...

Woot! Go Jody!

Mira said...

You go, girl! Right on Jody. I'm rooting for you!

MommyJ said...

that's awesome jody. Can I root for you to win AND still want Carolina to win the entire thing? Because, to even consider the possibility of their elimination pains me considerably.

I can only stretch so far, ya know? :)

Melissa McInerney said...

Go Jody! Chicks rule!

abc said...

go MIzzou fan, Jody!

bookbabie said...

GO State!!!!!!!!!

Dara said...

Wow! I don't watch college basketball at all, but that is certainly impressive!

Amy said...

Wow Jody, way to go! That's pretty impressive.

MaLanie said...

Go Jody! You rock, I hope you win!

Kristi said...

Jody - hope you played these picks in Vegas too. You could have won some big bucks!! Good job. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Wait, there's a cash prize TOO? :)

Way to go Jody!

Luc2 said...

Wow, amazing. I hope your run will continue, Jody!
With Memphis out, I'll root for a UConn vs 'Nova final, and for you.

:)Ash said...

Good luck, Jody!

I definitely think UConn is going to make it to the final game (since my Cards aren't there to stop them... sigh. Louisville is a depressing city to live in at the moment!), and Villanova very well could do it, too!

Fingers crossed for you!!

Rachel said...

Wow. Way to go, Jody!

Scott said...

Nice job, Jody, lucky or not. I won't feel bad now if UConn do end up beating Nova. :)

And if you do win it, there might even be a book in there somewhere!

Anonymous said...

May the literary planets and basketball Gods align in you favor!!

Morgan

Dan said...

Unfortunately, my alma mater, UNC, will win the title (and against Nova). Sorry Jody!

Sally Apokedak said...

Wow, as great as a query crit is, I think that 10,000 bucks would be mighty nice.

pjd said...

I was already rooting for UConn, so now I'll be rooting for Villanova to make the finals (and lose). Go Jody-Feldman!

My bracket was toast when Wake went down. OK, it was actually toast when I picked Cal to make the Elite 8 on pure loyalty, but that darn Cleveland State... (though personally I loved seeing that result even though it nuked my bracket).

Jody Feldman said...

For all those of you rooting for your favorite team against my pick ... no need to be sorry. If my team were still in it, I'd actually be pulling for them even if it meant toppling my bracket. Some things are just worth more.

L.C.McCabe said...

Nope, Michigan State is going all the way to victory.

Here's a couple reasons why they are going to be more pumped than UConn, Villanova or UNC.

1) Home. Court. Advantage.

The games are going to be played in Detroit. The fans are going to be rabidly behind the Spartans.

If you've ever been to a rock concert in Detroit, you know. We don't do golf claps.

2) On Monday night, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird are going to be there for a special ceremony. They'll be marking the 30th Anniversary of their famous NCAA Finals game where Michigan State University beat the undefeated Indiana State University. That game is still the all time ratings champ of all time for NCAA Finals.

The Spartans will want to be the ones to take that game ball from their Magic Johnson. They want that legacy to go to them and no one else.

I will be watching my alma mater on Saturday (and :fingers crossed so I don't jinx anything: on Monday) and cheering my heart out.

GO GREEN! GO WHITE!

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