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A Fritz Without Fault!

Posted 4/15/14
                                                       Eric Fritz reacts to Union's victory over Minnesota ...

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Fritz Perfection or a Tru Champ?

Posted 4/12/14
per·fec·tion noun \pər-ˈfek-shən\ : the state or condition of being perfect : the act of making something perfect or better : the act of perfecting something : something that cannot be improved : something that is perfect : what Eric Fritz is on the verge of accomplishing in the 2014 Wockey Pool In the eight-year existence of the Wockey Pool, ...

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History on the Heels of Husky Heartache

Posted 4/3/14
My Fellow Wockeyites-   I must apologize for the tardiness of this blog post.  I have left you in a lurch while we have much to discuss--the fairly predictable nature of this year's NCAAMIHT, the historical Wockey achievements due in part to that predictability, the indescribable incompetence of other Wockeyites despite that predictability, the potential Wockey outcomes for ...

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Day Two - Things That Come in Threes

Posted 3/30/14
With six games being played, Day Two of the NCAAMIHT is always one of the most exciting days of the tournament...one full of drama, intrigue, and inspiration.  And this year was no different.  Minnesota, Boston College, and Union all proved their seeds were earned by rolling over their competition.  On the other hand, Massachusetts-Lowell had ...

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Day One - I Guess it Turns Out Size Does Matter

Posted 3/28/14
Day one of the Wockey Pool, the most outlandish competition this side of the World Worm Charming Championships, is in the books!  There were a few upsets in the NCAAMIHT today, but that didn't stop 21 Wockeyites from compiling perfect brackets on the first day.  In seven years of Wockey, we've never had a perfect bracket.  ...

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Wockey Pool 2014 - Wockey is On!!

Posted 3/28/14
Welcome to Wockey 2014 AKA The Biggest, Baddest, Boldest Wockey Pool of our eight-year run!   I am frankly astonished at how big this thing got this year.  For those who have been with us in the past, much credit goes to Mike Varian, a seasoned Wockeyite, cat fanatic, and master class web developer who built this beautiful site ...

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Wockey Pool 2014 - This Way to the Future!

Posted 3/27/14
My fellow Wockey brethren- We're now less than 24 hours from the opening of Wockey Pool 2014 and as we continue to inch closer to a new record number of entrants, I sometimes think fondly of the days when Wockey was in it's infancy--back in a time before cell phones, motorized vehicles, and FM Radio Toasters.  Nowadays, we'...

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Wockey Pool 2014 - Next Step: World Domination

Posted 3/25/14
Fellow and Prospective Wockeyites-   While recently attempting to trim my nails with a bandsaw, I somehow ended up lopping off my right index finger.  I know.  LAME, right?  Realizing that I should quickly seek medical attention, but forgetting the three-digit number one is supposed to call in such instances, I took to the Googles to do ...

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Wockey Pool 2014 -- Now More Fun Than Identity Theft!

Posted 3/23/14
It's the most wonderful time of the year!  There'll be trophies a-dusted and brackets a-busted and Puckheads to smear!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!    That's right Ladies and Gentleman, it's time for the 2014 version of the oddest pool this side of Twentynine Palms, California, the Wockey Pool! &...

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A Kuss for Celebration

Posted 4/14/13
On a cold April day in 2006, Alex Walker, sitting at his school office desk dismayed by yet another lousy finish in an NCAA basketball pool, was hit with a once-in-a-lifetime idea.  “What if I started my own pool--my own NCAA Hockey Pool?  I’m the only person I know who follows college hockey.  I would ...

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Jason Down a Wockey Dream

Posted 4/12/13
Entering the 2013 Wockey Pool, 200 entrants had dreams of becoming the Wockey Champion and having their name etched in immortality.  Down to the final game, just two are left who can still hold onto that dream.  And they actually have the same name.  And also they live in the same town.  And really things get much more ...

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The Weirdest, Wildest Wockey Pool Yet?

Posted 4/1/13
Over the years, we’ve had some strange goings-on in the Wockey Pool.  There have been ridiculous comebacks, remarkable goals, and irredeemable feats of stupidity.  But this year, has been one for the ages. Of the four teams who have made it to the Frozen Four, three have earned that right for the first time, the other ...

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Once Again, the French Don't Show Up

Posted 3/31/13
I want to take you back to March 24, 2012.  That day, the second day of the Wockey Pool had wrapped up and as I sat down to my computer to update the Wockey world, I typed the following: “Far, far from the college hockey venues of America, sitting in a posh loft on the western end of Paris sits ...

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Perfection...At a Price

Posted 3/30/13
The Wockey Pool is many things...a severe detriment to work productivity, a pointless exercise in gambling, a stupid waste of time.  One thing the Wockey Pool is not however is not exciting.  We’re so exciting we could even be considered not not not not exciting.  And we proved it once again in the very ...

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Wockey is in Full Swing

Posted 3/29/13
Welcome to the Wockey Pool!  Congratulations!  You are one of the select 200 bracketeers who have decided to join this bumpy bandwagon for the 2013 year!   And bumpy it is!  In our very first game, we had arguably the biggest upset in the history of the pool--15 seed Yale beating 2-seed Minnesota.  Take that FGCU!!  Of ...

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Aaron on the Side of Winning

Posted 4/8/12
Aaron Soroka has had many fine accomplishments in life.  He once drove 23 straight hours from Reno to Minneapolis.  He hooked up with a girl Brock Lesnar was after.  He found a way to make a mustache look even creepier than the one worn by John Waters.  But these accomplishments pale in comparison to the one he ...

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Day Two - Le Piscine Wockey

Posted 3/25/12
Far, far from the college hockey venues of America, sitting in a posh loft on the western end of Paris sits an elegant young lady, sipping a martini, watching the sun set behind the Eiffel Tower, quietly laughing to herself as the thought of leading the Wockey Pool crosses her mind.  This woman attended UW-Madison, lived for a while ...

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Day One - Hail to the Failures

Posted 3/24/12
Around 11:00 last night you may have heard a collective groan from a large area just east of Lake Michigan.  When the Michigan Wolverines, the second seed in the entire tournament, succumbed to lowly Cornell in overtime, not only did the entire state of Michigan emit a noise intoning frustration and disbelief, but a large section of Wockeydom shouted unsavory ...

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Let the Games Begin!

Posted 3/24/12
Welcome to Wockey Pool 2012!  We take pride in the Wockey Pool being a place where all of your dreams can come true, your hopes can be realized, and your time can be wasted.  And if none of the above occur, there is a strict no-money-back policy. We just keep smashing records here at the Wockey Pool!  By ...

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