Join The UtterlyBoring.com NCAA Tournament Pick 'em (2007 Edition)
Selection Sunday is coming up next week which means that it's time for offices all over the country to create office pools for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. And it's time for the readers of this site to compete for bragging rights in the annual UtterlyBoring.com Tournament Pick 'Em.
While the field for the tournament hasn't been set yet, you can still get signed up in my group and be notified when the field has been set and you can start making your picks (expect that to happen next Sunday night). Sign up here or if that link doesn't work, go here, click on the "Join Group" link and use the following info:
Group ID#: 29821
The group's page is here, which I think you can only see if you sign up.
Brad ended up winning Last Year's Tournament and was the winner of a t-shirt from Bend, Oregon Tees. We currently don't have any prizes lined up (though I'm sure I can find something from my last Bag O' Crap that might be fun -- anybody need 100 floppies?). But if any local companies or individuals are reading this and want to donate some prizes to the winner, comment here. All participants and prize donators will get links on this site and names listed on the group page on Yahoo.
Also, you can fill out up to three brackets per-person, if you'd like. Why am I allowing this? Because, realistically, there are 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 ways a bracket could be broken down, so having up to three per-person isn't going to help you a ton, but if you have that kind of time on your hands, knock yourself out.
Update on 3/7/07: Now we have prizes! So far, I have the following to contribute to the prize pool (random stuff I found around the house):
Anybody else have something to donate to the prize pool? I'll look around and see what I can find.
- Virgin Pulse 2.4ghz Cordless Phone (gently used, in box).
- 100 Recycled Floppy Disks (oh come on, there's gotta be a craft project for this).
Update on 3/12/07: The field's been set, so make sure you get your brackets filled out! And in addition to the fabulous prizes above (quit laughing), we've got a couple more to add to the list:
Anybody else with something to throw in there (and provider's of prize can't actually win said prize, nor can I).
- Dinner for Two at Jake's Diner here in Bend. Thanks to Lyle for throwing that in there.
- A prototype Paizano's Pizza trucker hat, white with black mesh, thanks to that crazy lady in Baker for that.
Update on 3/13: Another update to the prize list: A basic will (by basic, I meaning no estate planning to avoid taxes and the like) for the winner, created by last year's winner, Brad (who is a lawyer, don't worry). Looks like the prize pool is getting more fun (or depressing, depending on how you look at it), so get your brackets filled out today!
The Tournament Field's Been Set... from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/11/07 @ 09:44 PM:
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This Will Come In Handy During March Madness from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/13/07 @ 01:03 PM:
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Ladies: Need Help With Your NCAA Bracket? from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/14/07 @ 01:27 PM:
For those folks who know nothing about basketball (though I doubt too many people who are in the pool would consider themselves experts), these folks have released a bracket for... (Read More)
Tourney Pick 'em Day 1 Score Update from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/15/07 @ 10:37 PM:
Since these will be erased after the tournament is over, I wanted to try to keep a daily running tab here so that we can remember these for posterity. But... (Read More)
Round Two, Day One Updates from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/17/07 @ 09:33 PM:
Keeping up with the scoring updates for the tourney here so that when Yahoo! deletes it, we can still look back at this and laugh. So here are the totals... (Read More)
I Officially Cannot Win The Pick 'em from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/22/07 @ 11:14 PM:
After the first day of round three, I've been officially knocked out from winning. Even if every one of my surviving picks won, I'd still lose according to the scenario... (Read More)
Round Three's Over... from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/23/07 @ 10:55 PM:
...and there's a three-way tie for the lead of the tourney (with all-new leaders, thanks to the higher point value of correct picks in later rounds):goldenglove7624: 79Coz's Bracket: 79jenB_goDucks!: 79Scott's... (Read More)
Round Four, Day One Is Over from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/24/07 @ 10:43 PM:
Day one of the round four is in the books, and two teams punched their tickets to the Final Four. Here's how the tournament scores are doing now:Coz's Bracket: 95monkeyinabox:... (Read More)
Round Four Is Over from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/25/07 @ 11:15 PM:
The Final Four of Ohio State, Georgetown, Florida, and UCLA has been set. It's stupidly late right now, and I'm really tired (why I'm still up, I have no idea),... (Read More)
It All Comes Down To The Last Game from UtterlyBoring.com on 03/31/07 @ 11:40 PM:
Last year, by this point in the tournament, we had thing wrapped up, and the last game was being played just for fun. However, this year, the last game will... (Read More)
Florida Wins, and Scott's Mad Dribblerz Wins The '07 Pick 'Em from UtterlyBoring.com on 04/03/07 @ 10:15 AM:
Sorry I'm a bit late on this -- was tearing apart a friend's laptop last night and didn't get online after the game. But Florida won the championship, which means... (Read More)
Getting Organized For The NCAA Tourney Pick 'em, Looking For Prizes from UtterlyBoring.com on 02/25/09 @ 12:15 PM:
I'm working on getting things setup for our annual pick 'em, and am looking for prize contributions. It's a casual tournament, and prize contributors cannot win their own prize (but... (Read More)
Looking For Prize Donations for The Annual Pick 'em from UtterlyBoring.com on 01/27/10 @ 09:59 PM:
The NCAA March Madness pick 'em has been a tradition around these parts for quite a while, and this year will be the fifth year we do it. You can... (Read More)