EDIT 4: The first games have started, so entry to the contest is now closed. Good luck, everybody!
EDIT 3: I've removed the password requirement and added help info in the comments for anybody who might need it in signing up.
EDIT 2: In order to join the group, you need to have a free Yahoo account. Signing up for one is as easy as signing up for a freebie, just put a bunch of random info in. 🙂 I picked Yahoo over ESPN, Facebook, etc. because it's really user friendly, especially to people who don't know anything about college basketball!
EDIT: It's 3:00 and only three people have signed up? Man, somebody has some good odds to win the cash prize 😀
It's been a while since we've had contest here at HIF and the one I'm currently working on won't be ready for a week or two at the least. But I really want to have one now (I sound like a whiny kid, haha), so I thought why not have a March Madness contest?! I've created a group on Yahoo that any Hiffer can join and the winner will get $25! It's not a lot of money, but I promise you your odds of winning are great since none of us know what the heck we're doing when it comes to correctly picking college basketball games 🙂
Entry is obviously free and if you've never followed the NCAA tournament before, this could be your perfect excuse to watch and follow along this year! If you're interested, click the link below and use the password to join the group, then just click the teams until you've filed out your whole bracket, and you're all set!
As far as scoring, it's super easy. You get points for making correct picks, incorrect picks don't penalize you, and the person with the most points at end wins.
First Round 1 point
Second Round 2 points
Third Round 4 points
Fourth Round 8 points
Semis 16 points
Championship 32 points
Don't be shy, people! Join our group, have a little fun with fellow Hiffers who have no idea what they're doing, and follow along in the conversation over on the forums! You have until around noon tomorrow to sign up and play.