A few years ago, blogger Nathan Bransford invited his readers to compete in March Madness. Not wanting to be left out, I entered the ESPN Tournament Challenge. By the time I found it online, I only had a few minutes until the brackets froze. I skimmed the blurbs for each team and made a very uneducated guess. Then I locked in my predictions.
I had very low expectation until ALL of my teams won the first round. Then the second. By the third, I couldn’t believe I was still at the top!
Then a couple of my teams lost and I slipped out of contention for the $10,000 prize. Dang.
Looking back I really enjoyed the excitement of the games. I played a lot of basketball while growing up in Wisconsin, but had never watched it on TV. Because of entering the challenge, I became interested in teams I knew nothing about. I remember tuning in to a few to see if they would win. Some were nail-biters! It was a fun experience.
I’m ready to try again.
How to enter:
Create an account here. Fill out a bracket and lock in before the first game tips off on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Then check back to see how well you predicted the outcome of the games. Last year, a majority of brackets were blown in the first round when top teams lost. It’s college basketball. The players are young. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!
Choose teams by your favorite color, or pick them by their ranking. Go through your bracket and fill in the bubbles at random. That’s pretty much what I did.
You never know. You could be the big winner of this year’s ESPN Tournament Challenge and win one of the $10,000 Amazon Gift cards!
Good luck! Let me know how your bracket is doing.
Have you ever played in a fantasy league? Do you think you’ll fill out a bracket? Do you play basketball?
Be sure to check back next Friday, March 22, when I launch the Wild Side Podcast!