Last year, I had a little fun and launched a bracket challenge for readers of my blog. We're doing it again.
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 we played for a $20 Amazon gift card to the overall winner, along with bragging rights. My friend Justin is the defending champ. What are the prizes this year?
- Overall Winner: $50 to Amazon
- 2nd Place: $15
- 3rd Place: $10
If there is a tie, we'll split the pot.
I'll be up front with the community: the prizes from Amazon are coming straight out of my pocket: I like to give and think that by providing some incentive, everyone will take things a little more seriously and have a little more fun. But why limit the prizes to what I can churn up?
If you'd like to sweeten the collective pot for everyone, 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.
Invite your friends. Make it a crowd. Follow the tournment. Drink deeply of life. Give all the glory to God.
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