Yeah, there's that too. Jake did great with the second round matchups but I think we still had enough talent to break through. Really my biggest error I think was in my own matchup. I was hesitant to put myself in one of the top 3 or 4 spots even though I should have been there. I think the matchup with Crowe would be a fun one this year, but last year and especially in that round it just wasn't an even fight. (He's gone up 10 points since October and it'll be even more than that when a couple low rounds drop at the year point).
All that being said I think I got some of the matchups I really wanted too. I loved Tank against Jordan since Rosedale is a putters course. I loved the top of the bracket Arturo against Jake game. I got the women the way I wanted them.
Probably the biggest thing I think I did wrong last year, too, was not knowing the East Side well enough. I basically only knew the guys who regularly played Open in tournaments. I didn't know how strong Eric Eastwood and Matt Perry (especially) were. I think that will be remedied this year. I'm also happy I won't have to make the picks. Though in another situation I would like my odds in picking something like this I don't think I can be objective enough about my own play and would rather not have to do it. Tracy will be a huge upgrade at captain this year.
It'll be a fun one.