Yes, not just one bracket contest, but two of them. With prizes no less.
Contest #1 is an easy one, the Sparky Duck Bracket challenge. Go through the brackets, pick the most winners, or at least get the most points according to ESPN and win. Simple enough. I have created a group over at ESPN.com.
The prize is a traditional Duck family prize. But since I can not ship a case of beer, I will hand out a monetary amount that equals the same, at least in Pennsylvania dollars, which means $23.99 to the winner. There is no fee to enter.
Contest number 2 is called the Lower 48. It is a survival/knockout competition. I have elminated the top 4 teams in each region. To enter, you must pick one of the 48 teams listed below. First come, first serve. The team that makes it the furthest in the tournament wins. If there is a tie, there are tiebreakers. Example: If the last 3 teams all lose in the 3rd round, the team that loses by the least amount of points is the winner. If there is still a tie, the team that lost the highest seed is the winner. Coin flip if necessary as the next tiebreaker. Once a team is picked off the list it is gone, so get your choice in early.
1.Coppin State/Mt St Marys 13.Portland St 25.Belmont 37.Austin Peay
2.Indiana 14.UNLV 26.Arizona 38.St Marys
3.Arkansas 15.Kent St 27.West Va 39.Miami
4.Notre Dame 16.Clemson 28.Georgia 40.Cornell
5.George Mason 17.Villanova 29.Baylor 41.Kentucky
6.Winthrop 18.Siena 30.Purdue 42.Marquette
7.Oklahoma 19.USC 31.San Diego 43.Or Roberts
8.St Joes 20.Kansas St 32.Western Ky 44.Temple
9.Boise State 21.Cal-St Fullerton 33.Drake 45.Mich St
10.Butler 22.Gonzaga 34.Tex A&M 46.Oregon
11.South Alabama 23.Davidson 35.BYU 47.Miss St
12.American 24.UMBC 36.Miss Valley 48.Texas Arlington
The prize for this one is a $10 gift card of the winners choice.
There is no fee to enter either contest, though if you do decide to enter and then do a post over on your own blog to get some of your friends to enter each contest, that would be splendid. You have until 11 AM eastern time on Thursday to enter each contest and this sticky post will stay up until noon on Thursday.
Thursday, March 20, 2008