I'm 31-24-1 after the Sweet Sixteen, so I'm going to keep this going with Elite Eight picks:

Marquette +5 vs. Syracuse

Wichita St +4.5 vs Ohio State

Louisville -3.5 vs Duke

Michigan +2.5 vs Florida

Winners all around and let's go to the pay window!

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I'm 27-20-1 heading into the Sweet Sixteen, so let's keep it rolling!  

Marquette +5 vs. Miami

Ohio St -3.5 vs Arizona

Syracuse +5.5 vs Indiana

Wichita St -4 vs La Salle

Louisville -10 vs Oregon

Kansas -2 vs Michigan

Michigan St +2 vs Duke (and not just on principle, even though picking Duke is against everything I believe in)

Florida Gulf Coast +13 vs No Good Florida Gators

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The Dude is going it alone but feeling frisky as the NCAA tournament heats up!  He rides his solid first weekend with complete picks for the sweet sixteen and he'll get the rest of picks up right here over the weekend when the match ups are set.  He also tackles the NBA, NHL, international basketball, and teases an exciting Wrestlemania special on the horizon.  Check it all out now!

Direct download: D_and_D_3_27F.mp3
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We saw some ups and we saw some downs in round 1.  On Thursday, I was two games under at 7-9, but Friday was a good rally with a 10-5-1 record.  With one round in the books (I've disavowed the play in games), I stand at a solid 17-14-1. 

Now my picks for the second round (or whatever they call it now), hangover edition:

Saturday:

Midwest Region:
No. 3 Michigan State -6 vs. No. 6 Memphis
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 8 Colorado State +11
No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 12 Oregon +4

South Region:
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 5 VCU +4

West Region:
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 14 Harvard +10.5
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Wichita State +7

East Region:
No. 3 Marquette -1.5 vs. No. 6 Butler
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 12 California +7

No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 2 Ohio State -7

No. 9 Temple +11.5 vs. No. 1 Indiana

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 1 Kansas -6

No. 11 Minnesota +8.5  vs. No. 3 Florida

No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast +7.5 vs. No. 7 San Diego State 

No. 13 La Salle +3  vs. No. 12 Ole Miss

No. 7 Illinois +6.5 vs. No. 2 Miami (FL)

No. 7 Creighton +5 vs. No. 2 Duke

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No. 1 Kansas -20 vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky

No. 1 Gonzaga -22 vs. No. 16 Southern

No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 North Carolina AT +26.5

No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 16 James Madison +21

No. 2 Duke -185 vs. No. 15 Albany

No. 2 Georgetown vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast +13.5

No. 2 Ohio State -14 vs. No. 15 Iona

No. 2 Miami -12 vs. No. 15 Pacific

No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Valparaiso +10.5

No. 3 Marquette -3.5 vs. No. 14 Davidson

No. 3 New Mexico -11 vs. No. 14 Harvard

No. 3 Florida -20.5 vs. No. 14 Northwestern State

No. 4 St. Louis -9.5 vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

No. 4 Michigan -11 vs. No. 13 South Dakota

No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana +12.5

No. 4 Kansas St -6 vs. No. 13 LaSalle

No. 5 Oklahoma State -2 vs. No. 12 Oregon

No. 5 VCU -7.5 vs. No. 12 Akron

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Ole Miss +6

No. 5 UNLV -3 vs. No. 12 California

No. 6 Butler -4 vs. No. 11 Bucknell

No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont +4.5

No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Minnesota -3

No. 6 Memphis -1 vs. No. 11 St Mary's

No. 7 Creighton -3.5 vs. No. 10 Cincinnati

No. 7 Illinois -1.5 vs. No. 10 Colorado

No. 7 San Diego State -3 vs. No. 10 Oklahoma 

No. 7 Notre Dame -1.5 vs. No. 10 Iowa State

No. 8 Colorado State +3 vs. No. 9 Missouri

No. 8 Temple +4 vs. No. 9 NC State

No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State +4

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Villanova +4

No. 8 UNC vs. No. 9 Villanova: UNC -3.5

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Technical difficulties for the Dude force the Doctor to fly solo as he discusses the first round of the NCAA Tournament and some potential prop bets. Plus, the Doc ends with a sad announcement about his future with the show.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_3_20_13.mp3
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With the tourney upon us, I'm ready to start my picks for the play-in games.  Yes, I know that it's called the first four or the first round or some such ridiculousness, but it's still really a play-in game.  I'll be picking every game in the tournament again this year, so in a few weeks I'll look smart, dumb, or just tired.  That's why they play the games!  So without further ado, my play-in picks:

Tuesday

North Carolina A&T -3 vs Liberty

Middle Tennessee St +3 vs St Mary's

Wednesday

LIU Brooklyn -1.5 vs James Madison

Boise St -1.5 vs LaSalle

Let's hope these bad boys start off the tourney with a bang!  Make sure to check here throughout the tournament for my full slate of picks (and the humility it brings) and definitely check out the tourney special that is up now.  We'll be back Wednesday breaking down the gambling action on the first round and I'm taking Friday afternoon off from the D and D Empire LLC mail room to watch games and tweet like a drunken madman.  You don't want to miss that!  Sign up for the Doctor and Dude bracket group over at ESPN and join in for the glory.  Good times!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am CST

Check it out now and sign up for the official Doctor and Dude Show bracket challenge.  If you win, you'll get the admiration of the entire Doctor and Dude Nation, and what prize could beat that!  It should be a great tournament and the guys can't wait to see who you like.  Sign up now and share with your friends, family, and coworkers.  The more the merrier!  Click here and get on it:

http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=26917

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As America prepares for the annual tradition of filling out brackets and office pools, the boys try to read the tea leaves and determine which teams will surprise in 2013.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_3_17_13.mp3
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Conference championships roll on as the Big Six tournments commence.  The boys discuss teams from the Big East, Big 12, and Pac-12 amongst others.  Plus, the Dude says goodbye to Mike Wallace and breaks down a couple big trades for wide receivers in the NFL.

Direct download: Doctor_and_Dude_Show_3_13_13.mp3
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