And we're doing it again this year.
March Madness is a great time a year for sports fans, and for my family. Suddenly, my wife becomes interested in college basketball, and I love it. Many others fill out brackets and follow along, even though their picks might be based on mascots and jersey colors rather than matchup analysis or overall record.
Last year I set aside a little bit of money, and provided some incentive for everyone to play, take their picks seriously, keep track, and stay engaged.
But this year, I can't do that. Our family has moved to a new city, I've begun a new work, and we're still working to sell our house in Kansas City.
I won't ask anyone to pay to get in. I want to keep it fun, and open to everyone.
But some of you might have an idea to motivate the crowd. Last year, the prize pool consisted of Amazon Gift Cards. If you have an idea, email me and let me know what you're thinking. If I think it is a good fit for the ethos of my blog, then we'll work together.
So, how do you sign up?
Answer this question in the comments, and make sure you use a valid email address:
Who do you think will win the NCAA tournament?
When you comment, an email will drop in my inbox, and I'll send along the league information and password. Then, you'll be all set. We're playing through Yahoo! again this year.
Invite your friends. Make it a crowd. Follow the tournament. Have fun.
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