Saturday, March 12, 2005

March Madness is Here: Play the Something Different Bracket Challenge

Now, I know that you already have your office pools and stuff, but I thought it would be fun for this blog to host its own Bracket Challenge.

For those who don’t know- like you live outside of the U.S. or you live in the U.S., but you have never watched TV or talked to an American in your life, March Madness is the annual, month long event where we all find out which college basketball team is the best college basketball team in the land. It’s a huge! Wait…HUGE, event.

65 teams compete against each other in 33 games. If a team loses just once, they are tossed out of the tournament (one and done, as it’s called).

So, we start with 65 teams. After the first round, we have 32 teams. After the second round, we have 16 teams (called the Sweet 16). Then, we have 8 teams (called the Elite 8). Next we have 4 teams (called the Final Four). And, finally, we have the last 2 teams (which have been referred to as the Dynamic Duo (even if it does infringe on Batman’s ™)).

The teams are all organized in a bracket. Thus, with the Bracket Challenge, you try to guess which teams will win their respective games.

So, Something Different is sponsoring a Bracket Challenge this year. If you’d like to play, follow the directions below (please play!! It’s so much more fun the more people you have). :)

NOTE: The NCCA Selection Committee will not decide which teams will be in the Tournament until Sunday. But, you can at least start the process of the Bracket Challenge by registering your team. Here’s how:

1) Go to https://games.si.cnn.com/signup/signup.asp?game_id%3d50 and register your team.

2) After you've registered, click on "Find League" under the League Info tab at the top of the page.

3) The league name for this blog is League SD. To join, you have to have League SD’s password. The password is lawgirl.

Now, I know some of you are probably saying, “I can’t play. I don’t know anything about basketball. I don’t even know what basketball is.” But, that’s okay. And, I’ll tell you why…

In my next article.


For now, go register. And, later this week, read How to Fill Out Your Bracket and then pick your teams!


Yea!!!

March Madness is here!!

P.S.: If you’d like to pass this on to other people, you may. The more the merrier.

P.P.S.: If you win, I’ll give you’re a spoiler for Welcome to a Dysfunctional Relationship. Provided that you NEVER tell anyone else the spoiler. EVER!!!!



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8 Comments:

Blogger Jerk Of All Trades 2.0 said...

I suck at these. There are SO many upsets that happen it's impossible to pick'em all right. That being said (Channeling Dick Vitale) "It doesn't matter 'cause Illinois is going all the way BABY!" I've always had a soft spot for Creighton also. Go Jays!

4:00 AM  
Blogger Reese The Law Girl said...

Well, since Maryland became a perpetual dissapointment to me during the season, I am forced to root for my backup team. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KENTUCKY!!!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Desiree said...

DAMNIT, I don't even know WHO's in this freakin Tourney or whatever...But I really want to comment and be cool...Uh...Go Bruins?...

12:01 PM  
Blogger Reese The Law Girl said...

Hey, UCLA better win. I picked them for on one of my brackets.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

oh, theyre still in it? cool!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

Sorry for comment bombing you, but I am trying to log on to the site, but it says I have the incorrect username or something.

2:31 PM  
Blogger "Lisa" said...

Ok I have filled out my bracket and I have decided to root for KY this year. Several years ag they gave me a crippling disappointment but I have decided to give them another chance. However if they disappoint me again I will refuse to root for them ever again. They will become the ATL Braves of College Ball

3:18 PM  
Blogger Reese The Law Girl said...

Dude, I hope you didn't pick KY to win it all. I didnt.

9:08 AM  

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