Let The Madness Begin!
Well, the Selection Show (TM?) is over, and we have our field. As expected, Kentucky is the overall #1 seed and poor, sad Northwestern is left on the outside looking in for the 900th consecutive year. My own Michigan Wolverines got shafted when Florida State beat North Carolina, and now they’re stuck on the 4 line staring down an overrated Temple team (KenPom has them ranked 36th overall). Here’s hoping your team is in good shape too! (Unless they’re Northwestern, in which case I’m sorry.)
Here is the link to the League bracket competition. It’s on Yahoo, because I think they do a nice job and because all right-thinking people have a moral objection to ESPN. I set it up as a public group, so it should be open to everyone. Let me know if it doesn’t work.
Scoring is traditional by round (1, 2, 4, 8, etc), with a multiplier bonus for correctly picking lower seeds. The winner gets a post on a topic of his or her choice by an author of his or her choice, as well as control of Mark Thompson’s Gravatar for a year.
May your picks be extraordinary!
UPDATE: Picks are due by noon on Thursday, March 15. It appears that we don’t pick the play-in games.