Sunday, March 10, 2019

Contest Time! It's March Radness!

Pick all of the NCAA tournament games for a shot at a prize! #MarchRadness 

Back for the eleventh time, March Radness is here. You know the drill. Cards on Cards readers and random passers-by can fill out a bracket for a chance at the top prize, or one of the secondary prizes. There's also usually a "prize" for the person who does the worst -- unintentionally, of course.

Selection Sunday is one week from tonight, and the games that count for the contest begin on March 21. Here's the boring rules stuff:
One of the requirements is having an ESPN account. ESPN should hopefully not ask you for any invasive information as part of the conditions for signing up. If they do, please tell me immediately and I'll consider other options. 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.
ESPN's default scoring rules apply. "Play-in" games (i.e. the games before the first Thursday of the tournament) do not count. 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 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 seems to happen every year. 
Along with bragging rights, the first prize winner will receive a 2019 Topps Heritage, 2019 Topps Gypsy Queen or 2019 Bowman baseball retail blaster box (your choice!). Three runners-up (runner-ups?) will receive prize packs for their MLB or NBA team of their choice including no less than one certified autograph or memorabilia card (or both?!). Worst place will receive something pretty horrifying. You probably shouldn't have given me your mailing address. 
If you'd like to participate, click here and click on the "Create a Bracket Now!" button (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. 
Don't forget to pick the tiebreaker score for the final game!

1 comment:

Trevor P said...

My kids chose my bracket. Old Dominion all the way! (Well, almost all the way.)