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m 'n c
03-20-2008, 10:40 AM
Lets get going only 20 minutes till the first game. :cooldance:

linanglab
03-20-2008, 11:24 AM
I have my picks sitting by my computer. My boys are VERY upset that I made them go to school today. They thought since it is March Madness, that they should have been excused.....:rotfl: They will turning on ESPN the second they get home. Then they will be flipping around to watch the games!

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 11:46 AM
Yay we have 31 people playing. This is going to get exciting.

How funny Angela. I did hear a story though the other day that said people are going to be the most unproductive at work now out of any other time of the year.

linanglab
03-20-2008, 11:59 AM
DH didn't have to work today and just sat himself down in front of the TV with a bowl of food. I won't be talking to him the rest of the day! LOL

lanny76
03-20-2008, 01:43 PM
DOn't have TV, so can't follow the games live there - but I can follow some on my computer. So I see that Georgia was out ahead of Xavier by 11 points a few minutes ago - of course, I didn't pick that upset if it turns out! But I guess I shouldn't be surprised, with how Georgia played in the SEC tournament. It is fun to see what upsets happen - if even it does mess up my bracket.

mjg74
03-20-2008, 01:45 PM
Im super excited LOL. My kids are on spring break and my DH is off today but I kicked them all out. :angel: Its beautiful outside today so they can go play while I enjoy the games. Good thing is, my DH is headed out of town for a guys skiing weekend so I can watch without him griping about it. He likes the games, but not ALL weekend, where I watch every game, every year!:cooldance:

linanglab
03-20-2008, 02:05 PM
Im super excited LOL. My kids are on spring break and my DH is off today but I kicked them all out. :angel: Its beautiful outside today so they can go play while I enjoy the games. Good thing is, my DH is headed out of town for a guys skiing weekend so I can watch without him griping about it. He likes the games, but not ALL weekend, where I watch every game, every year!:cooldance:

My DH should have married you! LOL He will watch ANY and EVERY game on TV if possilbe. And I am talking most sports too. Basketball, football, baseball, golf. I rather go shopping....I just stress too much when I watch sports. I want my team to win so much that I cannot handle it. So...I just don't watch!

Luckily Dh has my boys to join him. I stay out of the way since they like to yell at the TV the whole time....

Yeah...I did not pick this upset either. I picked Xavier.

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 02:09 PM
WOW look at that run that Xavier just made!
I need to print out my bracket. The kids are on spring break. I took off today, DH took off tomorrow. HHMMM, maybe I should've told him I'd take that day also.

I love March madness even if no teams I normally root for are in (Mizzou, SLU, MO State, Illinois)

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 02:21 PM
Eeek I didn't pick georgia. they better lose....

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 02:23 PM
Ok to show how much I know about all this stuff is it 2 halves or 4 quarters?

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 02:25 PM
2 halves but they have quite a few tv time outs.

Angela

lanny76
03-20-2008, 02:40 PM
So it looks like Xavier won, but Georgia had a great effort. Too bad for them to not get the upset - but good for my bracket!

lanny76
03-20-2008, 02:42 PM
Meant to say I don't have a particular horse to ride in this tournament either - tho I'm rooting for Big 12 teams! My team is good ol' Nebraska, and at least they're in the NIT and won last night, so that's cool.

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 02:50 PM
and at least they're in the NIT and won last night, so that's cool.

A stake right in the heart :rotfl:

The only team in the area to root for here is Washington Univ a Div 3 team. They're in the final 4 but nowhere to be found on tv.

PSL1013
03-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Whoo Hoo, I have 3 wins so far but I'm sure that won't last long! :rotfl: Looks like a bunch of us have North Carolina to win. ;)

disney_girl
03-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Yay! My picks are good so far:cooldance:!

If DH were home he would be glued to the TV!

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 03:13 PM
I'm excited. I'm 3-0 much better start than in our football picks.

mjg74
03-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Im playing in about 8 different pools this year. So far Im 3-0 on them all except our family pool, where I will get the most crap from my siblings...and Im 2-1 :(

askomsky
03-20-2008, 03:57 PM
Where are you finding the standings, any one site easier?
I can vaguely see the green teams highlighted as having won on our brackets but man it's tough to see! lol

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 04:01 PM
I can vaguely see the green teams highlighted as having won on our brackets but man it's tough to see! lol

Exactly what I was thinking. I guess red? will be a loss. I'm sure that will be visible!

lanny76
03-20-2008, 04:29 PM
Looks like I majorly bombed picking Kent State - which can't seem to find the basket! Oh well, my other picks have gone well so far.

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 04:32 PM
What is wrong with Kentucky?!?!? They are always good.

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 04:39 PM
I picked Kent St too. We'll just blow up together. Kentucky is trying hard, but I got Marquette for that one. Kentucky's leading rebounder/scorer is out with a broken foot. He was good for alot of points.

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Well I had read that about Kentucky but still figured they could get out of round 1 but I guess I was wrong.

3-1 right now. Almost 4-1 though :)

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 05:01 PM
I gotta LINE :cry:
Missed Kent St vs UNLV.

Man I have to work tomorrow and Sat. I'll have to sneek on the computer off and on.

nolacindy
03-20-2008, 05:02 PM
Dang it, I was ok until UNLV beat Kent 4-1 now. I'm a better guesser than I thought I would be!

It amazes me living in Indiana for 30 years that I know very little about basketball.

Hedy
03-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Wow, I'm 4-1 and I don't know what I'm doing. :D

disney_girl
03-20-2008, 05:07 PM
Yep- picked Kent St too. Right now I'm 6-1.

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 05:41 PM
6 & 1 for the morning rounds. I'll be flipping from basketball to Blues hockey this evening.
I better get some batteries ready for the remote.
Angela

linanglab
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
I am at 6-1 so far! Not too bad!

ligrumpygirl
03-20-2008, 05:46 PM
WOW I am 7-0 today! Not bad for a person who picks because they like the name!

Little side story...my first wedding was in March '98. Thought I was safe with no major sporting events going on. Too bad I forgot March Madness! Groomsmen kept finding reasons to find the only tv in the place!!! Men and sports! My DH now hates sports...how lucky am I!

m 'n c
03-20-2008, 05:51 PM
Whoo! 6-1!

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 09:10 PM
OH MY LORD
Belmont is up on Duke. I love rooting for the underdog but I've go Duke in the final 4. Of course I'm sure I'm not the only one who's bracket would be busted.
Also KState is up big time on USC.
Nails are bitten to the first knuckle.

Angela

lanny76
03-20-2008, 09:25 PM
Let's see - I am not sure of my exact record, but Kent State is my only loss, so I'm happy about that.
Whoa - Belmont almost threw a huge monkey wrench into the bracket didn't they?! 71-70, wow!! I bet Duke wasn't expecting a game like that.

askomsky
03-20-2008, 09:29 PM
If I'm reading it right, I'm 8-0 right now! whoo hoo, not bad for someone who really doesn't have a clue! lol

luvhockey
03-20-2008, 09:47 PM
I missed the KState/USC game. Had the higher USC seed to go on.
So I've missed 2 so far.

And askomsky I keep meaning to tell you how ADORABLE those kids are!
Those are some pinchable cheeks.
Angela

askomsky
03-20-2008, 09:50 PM
I missed the KState/USC game. Had the higher USC seed to go on.
So I've missed 2 so far.

And askomsky I keep meaning to tell you how ADORABLE those kids are!
Those are some pinchable cheeks.
Angela

Thank you!!! They get mad when I do it, I just can't resist!

April

m 'n c
03-21-2008, 08:14 AM
Is anyone else's bracket messed up with Texas A&M? I picked them to win and my bracket has them x'd out in red saying they lost but underneath has them as the winner that advanced.

PSL1013
03-21-2008, 08:30 AM
Is anyone else's bracket messed up with Texas A&M? I picked them to win and my bracket has them x'd out in red saying they lost but underneath has them as the winner that advanced.

mine is correct, it has BYU crossed off with Texas A&M underneath.

linanglab
03-21-2008, 08:35 AM
Is anyone else's bracket messed up with Texas A&M? I picked them to win and my bracket has them x'd out in red saying they lost but underneath has them as the winner that advanced.

Mine has that AND Washington St. the same.

So far...it looks like I have missed 2. USC and Kentucky....

PSL1013
03-21-2008, 08:41 AM
Mine has that AND Washington St. the same.

So far...it looks like I have missed 2. USC and Kentucky....

My Washington St. looks ok too...I have Wintrop crossed off with Wash.St. underneath. Strange!

lanny76
03-21-2008, 08:47 AM
Is anyone else's bracket messed up with Texas A&M? I picked them to win and my bracket has them x'd out in red saying they lost but underneath has them as the winner that advanced.

Yes!! Mine is just like that. I was coming here to ask what was up with that??!! I did pick them and they did win, so I don't get it.

disney_girl
03-21-2008, 08:50 AM
Mine is messed up for Texas A&M also.... go figure...that's where I graduated from lol. I've lost 2 so far, so I think I'm 14-2.

m 'n c
03-21-2008, 09:05 AM
Well I checked the overall standings and my wins are right even with that glitch so I'm hoping its not a big deal.

Are yall's wins at least right in the standings? If your's is goofed up there let me know and I'll see if there are any type of trouble tickets I can file.

askomsky
03-21-2008, 09:07 AM
My A&M is also messed up. So far I've only missed 1, can't remember which one that is right now. Where do you see the overall standings.

disney_girl
03-21-2008, 09:09 AM
Well I checked the overall standings and my wins are right even with that glitch so I'm hoping its not a big deal.

Are yall's wins at least right in the standings? If your's is goofed up there let me know and I'll see if there are any type of trouble tickets I can file.


Yes, the overall standinds look right.

m 'n c
03-21-2008, 09:15 AM
Next to the drop down for brackets I have an option for standings which lists how we are all doing. I copied it over and edited some. Took out last names and left first name, last initial, number correct, and who we think will win it all.


1 April S. 15 Texas (167)
1 Cate W. 15 North Carolina (150)
1 Megan E. 15 North Carolina (172)
4 angela c. 14 Memphis (137)
4 Carla M. 14 Kansas (135)
4 Christina S. 14 UCLA (197)
4 cindy b. 14 Tennessee (174)
4 Janeese W. 14 UCLA (154)
4 Kimberly S. 14 Texas (50)
4 Lanae H. 14 Kansas (141)
4 Lisa R. 14 North Carolina (222)
4 Mar D. 14 Tennessee (164)
4 marisa g. 14 Kansas (107)
4 pamela h. 14 UCLA (168)
4 Rachel B. 14 North Carolina (162)
4 Tricia M. 14 North Carolina (145)
17 Angela S. 13 North Carolina (122)
17 jamie f. 13 Connecticut (17)
17 janet d. 13 North Carolina (200)
17 Lynda M. 13 North Carolina (181)
17 Melissa C. 13 North Carolina (145)
17 nina p. 13 UCLA (142)
17 Pamela L. 13 North Carolina (129)
17 Pat V. 13 North Carolina (188)
25 amy k. 12 North Carolina (165)
25 Pooh's Pal 12 North Carolina (144)
25 Heather F. 12 North Carolina (150)
25 Michelle P. 12 North Carolina (127)
29 Amy M. 11 Duke (117)
30 Heather M. 10 Kansas St. (213)
30 Susan B. 10 North Carolina (167)

PSL1013
03-21-2008, 09:23 AM
I'm thinking mine are correct because I didn't pick any of those teams...I lost 3 so far...I'm down in the 17's, so that looks fine.

Pooh's Pal
03-21-2008, 09:35 AM
Is anyone else's bracket messed up with Texas A&M? I picked them to win and my bracket has them x'd out in red saying they lost but underneath has them as the winner that advanced.
Mine is also like yours...weird huh? :confused:

luvhockey
03-21-2008, 10:07 AM
My Texas A & M is right. I picked them to win and they are NOT lined out.
My standings are right. I missed 2.
Have to go to work now & tomorrow. I'll go through withdrawals. Will definitely be checking in on the games online. There's also a tiny blk & wt TV there. Maybe I can convince the boss to turn it on.
The boss is my mother, I'll just threaten her, "Mom I'm going out of town for the weekend, here's your grandkids".
Angela

lanny76
03-21-2008, 01:55 PM
Errrr! I see that in 3 of the games right now, my pick is behind!! Oops. My only consolation is that a lot of 'experts' and sports analysts made some of the same picks; but won't help my brackets if these games continue like that!

lanny76
03-21-2008, 04:09 PM
Anybody able to follow along today? The Davidson/Gonzaga game was excellent, as was the Drake/West. Kentucky game. Thanks to the buzzer beater in OT in that game, I lost 2 of 4 games! But I was glad Davidson came back to win - they have an awesome point guard.

m 'n c
03-21-2008, 04:14 PM
I haven't been able to watch any of it. Just watching cbssportsline.com for the realtime scoring updates. so far I'm 2-2. Not doing so hotly.

lanny76
03-21-2008, 05:32 PM
I'm doing better now that Butler routed South Alabama, and Texas and Georgetown have won. San Diego is giving Connecticut a hard time. I guess I don't care if they get upset, since I didn't pick UConn to go very far.

m 'n c
03-21-2008, 06:12 PM
Dang connecticut just went down. that is going to screw up some bracket picks

lanny76
03-21-2008, 09:16 PM
Dang is right!!! My bracket is getting busted all to smithereens tonight! Drake goes down, UConn goes down - makes a very interesting game between a 12 & 13 seed, but screws up my bracket! And Siena is putting it to Vanderbilt - and I shouldn't have picked St JOe's to upset Oklahoma apparently....and on it goes. Oh well, it's fun to see what happens!

luvhockey
03-21-2008, 09:40 PM
Just got home from a long day of work. I missed the UConn & Drake & Vandy games. I also picked Oregon so thats gonna be another lose.
Giving me 8 lines on my bracket. This is probably close to alot of others though.
I knew I should've picked Miss St but it was raining so hard and flooding when I picked that I went with the Ducks.

Angela

disney_girl
03-22-2008, 12:28 AM
I'm enjoying my standing right now... who knows what tomorrow holds though! lol Maybe we can just give the prize away now? :rotfl:

PSL1013
03-22-2008, 07:55 AM
Darn Uconn....they knocked out that whole bracket for me, I wasn't doing too shabby until they did this to me :rotfl:

m 'n c
03-22-2008, 07:58 AM
Darn Uconn....they knocked out that whole bracket for me, I wasn't doing too shabby until they did this to me :rotfl:

eww. that blows. I almost had them going to the final 4 but then I backed them down and didn't have them making it past this next round vs. UCLA. My brother seems to be laughing that I picked Memphis in the final 4 so I'm hoping that wasn't a mistake. :confused:

linanglab
03-22-2008, 08:03 AM
I'm enjoying my standing right now... who knows what tomorrow holds though! lol Maybe we can just give the prize away now? :rotfl:

I wouldn't have a problem with that! Since I am pretty much almost out! LOL Glad you are doing well!

m 'n c
03-22-2008, 08:09 AM
Oh no Angela. Did your boys steer you in a different direction than what's happening?

PSL1013
03-22-2008, 08:17 AM
eww. that blows. I almost had them going to the final 4 but then I backed them down and didn't have them making it past this next round vs. UCLA. My brother seems to be laughing that I picked Memphis in the final 4 so I'm hoping that wasn't a mistake. :confused:

yeah, I stopped with them right before the final four but I thought they would of at least played more than one game? I still have a chance with Duke if they keep winning to the final four? This is fun though, makes watching alot more interesting but really stressful at the same time! :rotfl:

lanny76
03-22-2008, 08:29 AM
Well, at least my final four is still playing!!:rotfl: Tampa sure messed up my bracket yesterday. And I am kicking myself for some upsets I thot about picking and didn't; as well as a couple upsets I picked that didn't happen!

linanglab
03-22-2008, 09:00 AM
Oh no Angela. Did your boys steer you in a different direction than what's happening?

I am officially still in. My final picks are still there. But with some of the surprise winnings (well...what my boys think were surprise winnings) I may not be doing well today. I really have NO clue when it comes to college basketball. I am glad Duke won though. But I expected them to win bigger than that. That was a close game.

I just have lost quite a few yesterday, but it doesn't affect the BIG games...yet...

I am just along for the ride. Plus, my boys are following my picks VERY closely.

askomsky
03-22-2008, 10:10 AM
Wow just checked the standings and I picked the wrong Phila team to upset! I still am in SHOCK that Villanova won! St. Joe's losing wasn't a big suprise, but wow Villanova?

I'm still not doing too bad, still in the top bracket, but I did notice that after this my picks are a lot different then everyone elses.

luvhockey
03-22-2008, 10:12 AM
My brother seems to be laughing that I picked Memphis in the final 4 so I'm hoping that wasn't a mistake. :confused:

I'm the only one that picked them as champions. That's scary.
Angela

m 'n c
03-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Well maybe we are the smart ones then.

lanny76
03-22-2008, 04:32 PM
Well, I just KNEW I should have picked Duke to get upset early, but I thot they would find a way to win until UCLA beat them, so now I've lost 2 games again!! Ordinarily I like all these upsets, but I've never done a bracket before, so now I feel just a little differently, ha.

linanglab
03-22-2008, 04:40 PM
That dang Duke!!!! GRRRR......

lanny76
03-22-2008, 05:04 PM
That dang Duke!!!! GRRRR......

Well, it was clear that they had weak spots, I guess, esp. after Belmont. Yeah, and NOW I look into what some 'experts' had on their brackets, and they had WVU beating Duke. Guess I should have looked a little more before I finalized my bracket. Oh well -
I was going to pick Xavier to beat them, and then changed my mind - another oh well!

Hedy
03-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Well, I just KNEW I should have picked Duke to get upset early, but I thot they would find a way to win until UCLA beat them, so now I've lost 2 games again!! Ordinarily I like all these upsets, but I've never done a bracket before, so now I feel just a little differently, ha.

Suddenly, me picking Duke to go out in the first round isn't as bad as it looked yesterday.

luvhockey
03-22-2008, 08:57 PM
Just got home from work to find that Duke lost.
I had Duke to the final 4 so that side is toast.
I have Marquette to upset Stanford and now they're in OT.

Washington Univ here in St Louis won the Div 3 title today so that was a reason to celebrate.
Angela

lanny76
03-23-2008, 06:07 PM
So, wow, Davidson takes out Georgetown! I don't know about anyone else, but that team, and esp. its point guard Curry, is looking really impressive to me so far.
And last night was entertaining - UCLA had to fight to the last second! THAT would have really destroyed a lot of brackets everywhere had they gone down.
The last couple days have quite entertaining in the tournament.

faithhope
03-23-2008, 07:21 PM
Having the picks and the chat has made sports interesting :rotfl:

So far I've lost 2 of my top 8 picks... (duke, georgetown) hopefully the rest will make it through today.

I hate when a loss affects multiple levels....

luvhockey
03-27-2008, 09:38 AM
It starts up again folks in about 7 hours.
How many of your picks are in the sweet 16?
I have 10 left.

Angela

m 'n c
03-27-2008, 09:54 AM
I need to check. My internet here at home is horrible so I need to wait till I get in to work. I'll also do an updated standings.

lanny76
03-27-2008, 10:00 AM
Not for sure how many of mine are left, but most, I think - I know I didn't have West. Kentucky, or West Virginia, or Davidson in, but otherwise I think I'm good. All my final four are there. And I sure hope Kansas doesn't pull a stinker this time, since I have them all the way!

luvhockey
03-27-2008, 07:50 PM
Did you here about the 13yo boy in the ESPN tournament? He's 1 of 2 people that have all the sweet 16 right. The winner gets $10,000 dollars. I'm rooting for him!

lanny76
03-27-2008, 09:55 PM
How interesting the kid managed that!
And, good game between WVirginia and Xavier - glad that Xavier pulled it out.

luvhockey
03-28-2008, 08:56 AM
I was rooting for WV. It didn't matter to my bracket either way since Duke blew up.
I had TN in the finals so that side is a mess also. Fading fast.
Angela

PSL1013
03-28-2008, 09:06 AM
I was rooting for WV. It didn't matter to my bracket either way since Duke blew up.
I had TN in the finals so that side is a mess also. Fading fast.
Angela

I dropped in the standings too because I had Tennessee, those bums! :rotfl: They couldn't get a basket to save their lives!! :rotfl: I got one more shot with Texas but if they bail out, I'm done because I have NC vs Texas in the end!

m 'n c
03-28-2008, 09:38 AM
Oh crap Tennessee lost too? Ugh off to look at my bleeding bracket.

disney_girl
03-28-2008, 09:42 AM
I think a lot of people lost the Tennessee one! That was surprising!

m 'n c
03-28-2008, 09:52 AM
Rank Team Name Score Correct Best Score Best Correct Champion
1 Carla M 40 40 50 50 Kansas
2 Pooh's Pal 39 39 49 49 North Carolina
2 Pat V 39 39 49 49 North Carolina
4 April S 38 38 48 48 Texas
4 Mar D 38 38 44 44 Tennessee
6 amy k 37 37 46 46 North Carolina
6 cindy b 37 37 41 41 Tennessee
6 Lanae H 37 37 47 47 Kansas
6 Lisa R 37 37 48 48 North Carolina
10 angela c 36 36 44 44 Memphis
10 Cate W 36 36 46 46 North Carolina
10 Christina S 36 36 45 45 UCLA
10 Kimberly S 36 36 45 45 Texas
10 Lynda M 36 36 45 45 North Carolina
10 nina p 36 36 45 45 UCLA
10 Tricia M 36 36 47 47 North Carolina
17 Michelle P 35 35 46 46 North Carolina
17 pamela h 35 35 44 44 UCLA
17 Pamela L 35 35 43 43 North Carolina
20 janet d 34 34 42 42 North Carolina
20 Megan E 34 34 38 38 North Carolina
20 Melissa C 34 34 42 42 North Carolina
20 Rachel B 34 34 44 44 North Carolina
24 marisa g 33 33 42 42 Kansas
25 Angela S 32 32 40 40 North Carolina
25 Janeese W 32 32 38 38 UCLA
25 Susan B 32 32 39 39 North Carolina
28 Amy M 31 31 37 37 Duke
28 Heather M 31 31 37 37 Kansas St.
30 Heather F 30 30 36 36 North Carolina
30 jamie f 30 30 34 34 Connecticut

Pooh's Pal
03-28-2008, 10:01 AM
Rank Team Name Score Correct Best Score Best Correct Champion
1 Carla M 40 40 50 50 Kansas
2 Pooh's Pal 39 39 49 49 North Carolina


Oh Yeah!!! but it's not over till the fat lady sings, and I ain't singing yet!

lanny76
03-28-2008, 10:04 AM
I did a second chance bracket thru Yahoo - and in that one, I decided to choose Louisville, even tho I picked Tenn in this bracket. I read some analysis of Tennessee's weaknesses vs Louisville's strengths, and decided that Louisville would probably win. Too bad I didn't know that when I did the sunshine bracket!

luvhockey
03-28-2008, 09:06 PM
Do you believe Davidson is walloping Wisc right now. I picked Davidson to be in the sweet 16 but Wisc to beat them. I wouldn't mind the underdog winning though.
Angela

linanglab
03-28-2008, 09:17 PM
I am for Davidson right now. My brackets are a mess anyway. I like the underdog to take it. That would be nice to see. Don't think it will happen, but it is nice that they have gone this far.

faithhope
03-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Think I'm out of the running (lost 3 of my 8 and 1 of my 4)... but I know nothing of basketball... It is still fun...

lanny76
03-28-2008, 09:56 PM
Davidson is awesome!! I would not be surprised if they beat Kansas next - providing KU beats Villanova tonite. And of course if Davidson does take out KU that takes out my bracket - but oh well, I also like to see the underdog win. But Davidson is playing more like one of the big teams than an underdog.
In the 2nd chance tournament bracket I did, I picked Davidson over Wisc - glad I did! In the sunshine one, that part is shot, anyway, since I had Georgetown to beat Wisc and lose to KU.

nolacindy
03-29-2008, 10:27 AM
My bracket is gone.... everyone I had in the finals is out.... owell it was fun trying!

lanny76
03-30-2008, 04:32 PM
Oops - one of my Final Four is gone likely. Memphis looks better than I thought.