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A chalk bracket?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FuturaBold, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    I keep hearing people talk about a "chalk" bracket and the like with this year's NCAA Tournament. What the heck does that mean? Forgive me if I missed something; I am getting close to 40 and all ... Carry on, I'm going back to watch Who's The Boss reruns now...
  2. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    No upsets.

    Not to be confused with a "Rock, Chalk" bracket, which is what happened last year.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Every year I debate picking a chalk bracket (Futura, simple way: picking the higher seed in every matchup)...I should have done it this year!
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I do that every year with exceptions at the 8/9 and 7/10 games depending on the line.

    Otherwise, I go in trying to pick which 13 seed is going to win over a four, and pick someone wrong like Mississippi and get that game wrong, along with the Cleveland State/Wake game.

    When otherwise, I would have just gotten one game wrong.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Chalk is a gambling term which refers to the favored team or horse. If you bet on the favorite, you are betting the chalk. Stems from the days when your neighborhood bookie would write all the betting lines on a chalkboard.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Who's The Boss? rules.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Same here. I mean, I know what it means, but I hadn't heard that term used with the NCAA tournament until this year. Good year to have a chalk bracket, though.
  8. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    thanks all -- i had never heard the term associated with the ncaa before this season ... ah that tony danza -- he's a crack up...
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    At least 75 percent of the TV/radio talking heads who throw out that term twice a year (now and NFL playoffs) don't know that.
  10. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You probably wouldn't hear the term unless you've been to the racetrack a time or two.
  12. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    So who really was the boss?

    Tony was a man's man, but he worked for Angela, who paid the bills.

    What a confusing situation.
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