Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Attention Eliminated Contestants: SoSG March Madness Side Action Available!

Note: This is NOT a comment-time post, so take a deep breath and relax.

If not a comment-time post, then what is this? Well, first it's an update. As you know, it's half-time of the Elite Eight round. Here's where it stands:

  • (4) Dusty leads (3) S Dittmore by 1:38
  • (3) Jason leads (1) Quad by 0:16
  • (3) J Steve leads (4) Loney Fan by 0:39
  • (1) Josh S leads (2) Neeebs by 0:01

Alas, only eight competitors still remain - one quarter of the original field. The purpose of this post is to keep it interesting for the rest of you (as well as for anyone who wasn't entered in the tourney at all). Here's how it works:

  • As stated, there are eight competitors remaining, and you can see above which of these eight hold a halftime lead and by how much. You also have 2 previous rounds of action to observe their commenting prowess.
  • Your task is to pick which remaining competitor you think will win and comment your choice here in this thread before 1pm PT tomorrow. Any picks made after 1pm tomorrow will not count.
  • The eight competitors still in the tourney cannot place a bet. They may, however, lobby for votes.
  • The second half of the Elite Eight will not start until 1:01pm PT tomorrow at the earliest.
  • When the competition is over, all those who correctly picked the champion will be put in a lottery. The winner of the lottery will be selected in a random and transparent way (if you are the only one who correctly picked the champion, you automatically win).
  • The winner of the lottery wins a prize to be revealed soon!

There you have it. I'm not sure how strategization will play out, given that: 1) you are picking a champion knowing of which of the remaining eight hold a halftime lead; 2) you are in competition with all others who pick the correct champion; and 3) your pick will be displayed for all to see once you make it.

But, alas, that's not my concern. I will re-post this tomorrow morning to get more folks to place their bet. Make your choice by 1pm PT tomorrow!

UPDATE: Please make your picks in the new thread instead of here. Thanks.

27 comments:

Jason said...

Uh.. hello.. commenting prowess? That would be me. Vote Jason 2010!

Dusty Baker said...

In.

Oh, wait.

Dusty Baker said...

"The second half of the Elite Eight will not start until 1:01pm PT tomorrow at the earliest."

THANK YOU. I was going to get in big trouble w Mrs. Dusty at the restaurant tonight by constantly checking my phone for the 2nd half.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I Like Ike.

J. Steve said...

If nobody picks me and I win, do I get the prize?

If so...

VOTE DUSTY OR JASON!!!

Eric Karros said...

No, sorry J Steve, if nobody picks you and you win, nobody gets a prize.

Eric Karros said...

(but you'd still get the prize for winning the tournament itself)

MR. F said...

I'm vote for J. Steve. Get revenge on Loney Fan. REVENGE!

Mr. Customer said...

The odds would seem to favor Dusty or Jason so far, but I've got to go JoshS for bracket solidarity.

Neeebs said...

@MC
Bracket Solidarity??????

What am I, in the John of Gaunt bracket?

I'd pick DB if I had a vote because he's highly motivated and seems to have time on his hands.

I would persuade all others to shun me.

J. Steve said...

VOTE J. STEVE!!!

If you needed a reason, look no further than the mediocre Photoshop skills used to put my name on the back of a jersey in my avatar!

Plus, MR. F is on board!

VOTE J. STEVE!!!

Eric Karros said...

So far we've got the three Mr's placing their bets.

Mr LASF takes Ike;
Mr F picks J Steve;
And speaking of misters, Mr C goes to his Mr X compatriot Josh.

Them's your three Mister picks.

Mister, Mister, Mister. Those guys were 50% better than the chumps who sang Broken Wings.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

No offense to your skills. If I have to lose, I want to lose to the champ.

I think of you more as the Black Prince of the Mr. X bracket. The potential is there, but alas, it is not to be.

Mr. Customer said...

@EK

We're still 33.3% and an battalion less than Major Major Major Major, which is a bummer, because chicks dig the uniform.

Eric Karros said...

Speaking of the 4 different regionals...someone help me out here: how does the sequence go again?

Mr. Customer said...

*crickets*

Eric Karros said...

*shudders as if suffering a flashback to a scarring childhood experience*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haha, EK. Very funny. But seriously, I take Dusty.

Neeebs said...

@MC

Black Prince, eh? I have a championship banner hanging over my bed.

Steve Dittmore said...

Just got off the phone with Silvio Dante. Seems like Dusty is headed for a one-way drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. I'd be lobbying for me to upset Dusty and advance.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Hey, It's not like I pegged you as a chump like Harold Godwinson or anything. Edward kicked ass and took names at Crécy.

Neeebs said...

@MC

But didn't the good guys wear white?

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

I didn't think there was such a thing as a "good guy" in the middle ages.

*realizing I got sucked in to another historical tangent*

Dammit Neeebs. I will never not take that bait.

Steve Sax said...

I'll take Richard Page.

BrazilianDodgerFan said...

Dusty Baker will take it.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I pick Quad to win

Eric Karros said...

Your picks are in Brazilian and GLG.

All others - please make your picks in the new thread. Thanks!