O March, how we love thee.
Yes, friends, it’s that time of the month again where our dreams of becoming the first person to ever correctly pick 63 games, and have the entire planet declare us the smartest person alive, are soon dashed after we take a chance on that ill-advised 4-13 upset.
Be warned! For this, the SportsChump’s Fourth Annual March Madness Bracket Bonanza, I want winners! While you can rest assured you are all winners in my book, technically speaking, only one of you will be in three more weeks. That person shall be dubbed this year’s swami.
Former swamis include Yaz, Heavy D and J-Dub. Here’s what they had to say about winning this tournament in the past:
Yaz: I won the very first SportsChump Madness Bracket. It changed my life in ways too numerous to mention. The only reason I haven’t repeated as champion since its onset is because I picked the Steelers to win the last two national championships.
Heavy D: The next time I beat SportsChump in golf will be the first time I beat SportsChump in golf. At least I won his Madness tournament. Has anyone seen the bar?
J-Dub: I’m hungry.
(Note: these words may or may not have been uttered by previous champions)
Now that the sparkling endorsements are over, please pay attention to the rules as this tourney will run a little differently as in year’s past.
In the comments section below, please include: Your Sweet Sixteen, your Elite Eight, your Final Four and your national champion. That’s right, we’re going cutthroat this year, all for one and one for all. Choose it right from the get-go for ultimate bragging rights, as well as a fabulous SportsChump prize pack delivered right to your door.
The scoring will go as follows: You will be allotted one point for each sweet sixteen team you select correctly, four points for each Elite eight team, eight points for each Final Four team and sixteen points for correctly choosing the national champion so… you might want to get that one right.
For your tie-breaker, tell me how many points you think Creighton’s Doug McDermott will score in the tournament.
Here is your bracket. Choose wisely and the best of luck to you all.