It’s NCAA tournament time, and we’re back with the 3rd Blog Bracket Challenge! Just like last year we shall determine who among us is the literary bracket picking champion OF THEM ALL.
In case you’ve never participated in a bracket challenge or don’t know what an NCAA is: You’re absolutely going to win. Basketball knowledge is not required to win, and in fact is often considered an impediment.
All you have to do is pick winners in a tournament field of 64 (er, 65, er, 68) and you’re probably better off picking based on colors and/or mascots and/or funny names than stats.
The winner with the most points at the end of the NCAA tournament will win a query critique and a signed galley of JACOB WONDERBAR!!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Go to the front page of the ESPN tournament challenge: http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage
2. Make your picks.
3. If you have an ESPN username and password you can log in when you submit your picks, otherwise you may need to create a new user ID and password. But don’t worry, it’s not onerous and you can decline to receive updates in case you’re spam conscious.
4. Hover over the link that says “My Groups” and then click “Create or Join a Group”
5. Search for “Bransford Blog Challenge.” Enter the password, which is “rhetorical” and then click Join Group.
Then you’re all set! You can make changes to your bracket by clicking on it until it locks on Thursday (and yes, there are play-in games before then, but the bracket still doesn’t lock until Thursday).
Please limit yourself to one entry
All updates/trahstalking will occur in this dedicated thread in the Forums, so make sure to join us there.
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