EDIT: Wow, 500 people have signed up! Unfortunately, Yahoo only let's 500 people in a group, so I've created a 2nd official March Madness group. If you've already joined the first group, do not join this second group! Scoring will be the same and we'll just act like both of these group are one giant group.
Now that the official bracket has been determined, I've set up a March Madness group for HIF on Yahoo for anybody who wants to participate! Doing so is super easy, even if you know absolutely nothing about college basketball (like me!). Simply click the yellow “Join Group” button, fill out your bracket for who you think will win each game, and earn points for each correct pick you make. Scoring will be as follows:
- First round: 1 point
- Second round: 2 points
- Third round: 4 points
- Fourth round: 6 points
- Semifinals: 10 points
- Finals: 15 points
In addition to those points, you'll get a bonus point for every correct upset you pick. The games start on March 19, so hurry up and fill out your bracket!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the prizes!
- First Place: $50
- Second Place: $25
- Random Winner: $25
If you win, you get $50. If you come in second, you get $25. And then I'll pick a random person who participates, no matter what place they come in, to get the final $25. In conclusion, how can you justify not participating?!
And last, but certainly not least, I forgot to mention that we did finally get in touch with a winner for the $50 Amazon giftcard that I gave away two weeks back. The initial winner never contacted me after a week's worth of e-mails, so I went to the first runner up, which happened to be HiccupQueen! So congrats to her and thanks to everybody who entered 🙂