July 28, 2014

WFNY March Madness Bracket Contest

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

Instructions to enter are after the jump.

The WFNY 2011 group is set to private. After clicking the link to join, you will need a super secret password. Don’t tell anyone, but it is “wfny” without the quotation marks.

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!

  • http://serandez.blogspot.com Ezzie

    Nice! Something to enjoy until Opening Day, then draft lottery day once the Indians are in the cellar, then… well, we’ll figure it out from there.

  • Abe

    Do we wait for the play in round before entering?

  • macnip

    Why not give somewhat of a multiplier to the bonus for the seed difference in the later rounds

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Denny

    Nobody likes accountants and their ‘maths’, macnip.

  • SagesSage

    So the first round (Tuesday and Wednesday games) that include two games playing for the 12 seeds (last teams in at large) are being ignored, correct? I was wondering how this was going to be handled especially since those teams have a GREAT shot of advancing unlike the 16 seed play-in games….LONG LIVE THE 12 seed; knocking out 5 seeds every year like clockwork