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!

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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.

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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.

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March is here and the Dude is giving in to the Madness!  He and the Doc talk early conference tournament action, discuss some potential winners for the big tournament, and even find a little time for combat sports!

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The NFL season is over, but the Doctor and Dude's love of football never ends.  The boys break down some recent news stories (spoiler: the Dude is still not a fan of Tom Brady) and predict whether a few bubble teams will make the Tournament or not.  Plus, gambling on the Pope!

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Awards season is here and we aren't talking sports! In this episode, the boys predict who will be recognized by Hollywood as the best (and WORST) of their profession!

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The Doctor and Dude are kicking it live in Northern California and that can only mean one thing - BONUS EPISODE! And with March Madness just a couple short weeks away, the boys can't resist a chance to look at some potential tournament teams (courtesy of Andy Glockner's excellent Bubble Watch feature on sportsillustrated.cnn.com) and assess their chances.

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The sport of football (non-U.S. flavor) suffered a major black eye with the recent revelation that widespread match fixing had affected hundreds of games on multiple continents.  The boys take a little time out of their regular schedule of wacky fun to discuss what this means for the future of soccer, sports betting in the United States, and whether a similar scandal could ever hit American sports. Plus, under the radar basketball teams that could make an impact in the NCAA Tournament.

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The Super Bowl is over and we have a new champion, but it isn't the one that the boys were expecting.  They break down the game, talk about how a few of the props turned out, and project what might happen with both teams next season.  Plus, what's going on in the world of ACC Basketball?

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