While the Cleveland news is slow (understatement) we thought we would get a leg up on our bracket competition. We will be using Yahoo. We will be giving out a prize to the winner. There is no cost to enter, so really you have no excuses!
Here’s how we are doing the scoring. I decided not to weight the later rounds so heavily that it won’t be interesting. Also there are bonus points based on upsets or underdogs.
Round of 64 = 1 pts + Bonus = 1 x seed diff
Round of 32 = 2 pts + Bonus = 1 x seed diff
Reg. Semis = 3 pts + Bonus = 1 x seed diff
Reg. Finals = 4 pts + Bonus = 1 x seed diff
Semifinals = 5 pts + Bonus = 1 x seed diff
Championship = 6 pts + Bonus = 1 x seed diff
Also, make sure you have your settings set up so that reminders are sent when the brackets are available to be filled out.
Now for the prizes. We wanted to make this a good one. So, the winner has the choice of two prizes. Runner up gets whatever the winner leaves behind.
The winner has their choice of two tickets to a Cleveland Indians game this upcoming season (game and seating location to be announced but it will be in the lower level) or a Carlos Santana replica jersey (click the pic for details.)
So, sign up. Fill out those brackets when they are announced. Tell your friends. Good luck!