Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Contest Time! March Radness V

It's time once again for a little Radness in your life. It's the March Radness contest, in fact - back like a fifth year senior! As usual, the name of the game is winning free cards by making yourself appear smarter than everyone else at college basketball related prognostications. Last year we had a record 32 entrants, and I'm hoping to increase that number once again. Here are the contest rules, which remain more or less the same as past years:
Once again, one of the requirements is having a Yahoo account. If you absolutely, positively refuse to sign up for one of those things, go ahead and send me your bracket before the deadline in some sort of legible form and I'll send you a prize if you manage to pick a lot of winners.
Yahoo's default scoring rules apply. Play-in games do not count because they are still incredibly stupid. Should you choose one of the play-in winners to advance in the real part of the tournament, not only do you do so at your own peril but you also have the advantage of showing success no matter which play-in team makes it in. Please, please, PLEASE make sure you fill out the entire bracket, including the tie-breaking final score of the final game. I hate to disqualify people for not filling everything out, but it always seems to happen.
What's the incentive here? Other than bragging rights, winners of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Worst Place will receive prizes in a similar manner as the college bowl pick'em contest that I held a couple of months ago. The prize pool will include a 2013 Topps Heritage baseball blaster (OR another unopened product of equal value because not everyone likes this year's Heritage release), an assortment of unopened packs, some relics/autos/serial numbered cards and junk... the usual deal. I will iron out the prize details next week.
If you participated last year, you should have already received an email at the address attached to your Yahoo account. New signups should click here (password = marchradness). The deadline is the morning prior to the first real (non play-in) tournament game on Thursday, March 21st, though I would suggest getting your bracket done by the night before just to be safe. Leave a comment here or send me an email if the invite link doesn't work or if you are otherwise having trouble joining up so I can send you a direct invitation.

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Comments are highly encouraged, but then again, so is eating your fruits and vegetables.