This year’s March Madness Contest is brought to you by the good folks at Press Box Publicity and that’s good news for the closely-knit, SportsChump community… because it means prizes, people!!!
This year’s contest will be held a little differently than the previous two, over which SportsChump faithful, Yaz and Heavy D, are still gloating.
Just as March Madness lasts for three glorious weekends, this year’s contest will be held in three individual tiers, which means, count ‘em, three different winners. That’s right, three lucky contestants will be taking home Bobby Knight’s latest work The Power of Negative Thinking, so please, hide your chairs.
We’re going to keep the first part of this contest relatively simple. All you need to do is submit your Sweet Sixteen teams in the comments section below. Instructions for the following rounds will come in a subsequent post but for now, let’s keep it Sweet. Please note that incomplete entries will be appropriately penalized.
Score-keeping will go as follows. For every team you pick that advances to the Sweet Sixteen, you will be awarded points per their seed. For example, Florida is a 3 seed. If you pick Florida to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, and they do, you will be awarded 3 points. If you choose Florida to advance and they do not, or if you choose another team to advance in Florida’s stead yet Florida does, you obviously get zero points. The most points at the end of the first round wins Bobby Knight, not the coach, just his book. It’s that simple.
Best of luck in the opening round and be sure to stay tuned for upcoming details for Round Two.
|N. Carolina A&T / Liberty|
|New Mexico State|
|Middle Tenn. St. / Saint Mary’s|
|South Dakota St.|
|San Diego State|
|Florida Gulf Coast|
|Boise State / La Salle|
|LIU Brooklyn/James Madison|
UPDATE # 1
Here’s everyone’s picks. Please verify for accuracy. Only a few early casualties.