From the archives: Kathy and Judy’s Final Four Prediction Shows

Kathy O'Malley and Judy Markey
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Your 2016 bracket battle is underway so get inspired from Kathy and Judy’s style of predicting…by themes!  Because when you think sports, you think Kathy and Judy.

2001

MIDWEST
SOUTH
EAST
WEST
KATHY
ARIZONA*
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
JUDY
ARIZONA
N.
Carolina
Kentucky
Stanford*
STEVE
BERTRAND
ARIZONA
MICHIGAN
STATE*
DUKE
Stanford
DAVE
EANET
ARIZONA
MICHIGAN
STATE*
DUKE
Stanford
MIKE
MATHIS
ARIZONA
N.
Carolina
Boston
College
Stanford*
KURT
VANDERAH
ARIZONA
Florida
Kentucky
Stanford*

2002

NAME
(theme)
SOUTH
WEST
EAST
MIDWEST
KATHY
(ending in A)
Alabama
Arizona
Georgia
Florida
JUDY
(A-D-A-M)
Duke
Arizona
Georgia*
Mississippi
St.

STEVE
BERTRAND
(vowels in their name)
Duke
OKLAHOMA
Connecticut
KANSAS
DAVE
EANET
(D-O-O-M)
Duke
OKLAHOMA
MARYLAND
Oregon
MARY
VANDEVELDE
(blue “costumes”)
Duke
Gonzaga
Connecticut
Illini
KURT
VANDERAH
(no research)
Duke
OKLAHOMA
MARYLAND
Mississippi
St.

2004

NAME
E.
RUTHERFORD
PHOENIX
ATLANTA
ST.
LOUIS
KATHY
E.
Washington
UConn
Monmouth
Gonzaga
JUDY
St.
Joseph’s
Stanford
Duke
Kentucky
STEVE
BERTRAND
Oklahoma
St.
UConn
Duke
Kentucky
DAVE
EANET
(Theme Picks)
Texas
Tech
UConn
Duke
Boston
College
DAVE
EANET
(Real Picks)
Wake
Forest
UConn
Duke
Kentucky
KURT
VANDERAH
Wake
Forest
NC
State
Mississippi
St.
Kentucky
MIKE
MATHIS
Florida
Syracuse
Duke
Georgia
Tech
MARY
VANDEVELDE
Memphis
UConn
Duke
Georgia
Tech

THEMES:
Kathy: Schools that might possibly have a medical connection
Judy: She’s slept in the town where the university is, or 121 miles away
Steve: Japanese animé character Duko
Dave (Theme Picks): 2004 presidential candidates, past or present
Dave (Real Picks): Teams he thinks will actually win, to preserve his credibility
Kurt: 1-2-3-4, with a last-minute change to not match Mary’s picks
Mike: Was on vacation, but made picks anyway based on whoever felt right
Mary: Teams associated with politicians

2005

NAME
CHICAGO
ALBUQUERQUE
SYRACUSE
AUSTIN
KATHY
Southern
Illinois
West
Virginia
North
Carolina
Eastern
Kentucky
JUDY
Oklahoma
St.
Washington
North
Carolina
Duke
STEVE
BERTRAND
Illinois
Georgia
Tech
Connecticut
Duke
DAVE
EANET
Illinois
Pittsburgh
North
Carolina
Duke
BETH
SWIERK
Illini
Gonzaga
Villanova
Syracuse
KURT
VANDERAH
Illinois
Louisville
Connecticut
Syracuse
MIKE
MATHIS
Illinois
Georgia
Tech
Florida
Syracuse
MARY
VANDEVELDE
Illinois
Washington
Connecticut
Duke

THEMES:
Kathy: teams that have a direction in their name
Judy: teams with names that are part of a song title
Steve: wrote an ancient Indian fable that incorporated his 4 teams
Dave (Theme Picks): teams that have something to do with the color blue
Kurt: teams that have something to do with being sick
Beth: teams that sound like they could be names of designer labels
Mike: teams that have something to do with the color orange (ok, and red)
Mary: teams that have a player with the last name Williams

2006

NAME
ATLANTA
OAKLAND
WASHINGTON
D.C.
MINNEAPOLIS
KATHY
“vowel movement”
(Teams that end in a vowel)
Duke
UCLA
Tennessee
Villanova
JUDY
teams with names that are in her recipe book
Texas

(Texas chili)
Kansas
(Kansas City strip steak)
U-Conn
(Yukon Gold Potato Salad)
Boston
College

(Boston Baked Beans)
STEVE
BERTRAND

something about visions and Dutch iditarods
Duke
UCLA
Connecticut
Villanova
DAVE
EANET

schools where prominent Chicago sports figures went to school
Duke
Kansas
Michigan
State
Boston
College
BETH
SWIERK
teams that could have ice cream flavors named after
them
Syracuse
(Maple Syrup-cuse)
Gonzaga
(Bubble Gum-zaga)
Connecticut
(Coconut-icut)
Villanova
(Vanilla-nova)
KURT
VANDERAH
teams having to do with orange juice
Syracuse
(the Orangemen)
Gonzaga
(Kurt swears if you hold your tongue and say oranges…)
Tennessee
(orange is team color)
Florida
(where oranges grow)
MIKE
MATHIS
teams picked by random acts of chance with Keno
George
Washington
Pittsburgh
U.A.B.
Nevada
MARY
VANDEVELDE
teams that have to do with fruits and vegetables
Duke
(Duke-cumber)
Memphis
(Memphis Bell Peppers)
Washington
(Washington Apples
)
Florida
(Florida oranges)

2007

NAME
MIDWEST
WEST
EAST
SOUTH
KATHY
“Sex Thursday”
(Teams that sound like sex vocabulary)
Oregon
Niagara
Oral
Roberts
Texas
A&M
JUDY
Letting her husband pick something for the first time
Florida
UCLA
Texas

Ohio State
BETH
SWIERK

Teams that have a body part in their name
BUTler
PITTsburgh
North
Carolina Tar HEELS
Ohio
State BuckEYES
STEVE
BERTRAND

A really bad story that had nothing to do with the teams
Florida
UCLA
Georgetown
Ohio
State
MIKE
MATHIS
Crossover sports… threw darts, landed on four
teams
Maryland
Southern
Illinois
Texas
Tennessee
DAVE
EANET
Teams he actually thinks will win
Florida
Kansas
Georgetown
Ohio
State
MARY
VAN DE VELDE
Pi theme: 3.14 (3=March, 2-1st seed teams, 2-4th
seed teams)
Maryland
Kansas
Texas
Ohio
State
KURT
VANDERAH
Being a mean boss

Texas A&M CC
Kansas
Vanderbilt
Tennessee

2008

2009

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