you’re invited to play

March Madness is upon us.

I’m not sure how many sports fans read my blog; I know there must be at least a few.  But this post is an invitation for all of you — sports fans or not — to play Tournament Challenge on with others who read the blog.

It’s free, and all you have to do is select who you think will win each of the 63 games in the NCAA Tournament.*  And by entering you even have a chance to win $10,000 (or the skimpy $5,000 2nd place prize).  Plus, you’ll be competing against me and others who read aliens and strangers.  You can talk smack if you like.

If you want to play, go to this page to join our group.  [You’ll have to have or create a free account on ESPN.]  Our group is a private one:  its name is “aliens and strangers.” The password is “aliens.”

I’m trying to think of some kind of prize to offer here on the blog.  But I really don’t have anything that would be easy to give away from Tanzania (unless you happen to live in Tanzania).  I was considering writing a poem for whoever wins — my poetry is pretty excellent — and posting it on the blog.  But if you’ve got a better idea, let me know in the comments.  I will be more than happy to consider prizes that people might actually enjoy.

* For those of you who know nothing about the NCAA Tournament, everything is listed for you. You just pick a winner in each game.  You can pick based on the teams’ records or on their colors.  You could make your selections by which mascot would likely win in a real battle or by how close (geographically) each team is to your hometown.  You can always pick the team in which the letter ‘e’ appears the most times (and let the letter ‘a’ be the tiebreaker).  Seriously, I haven’t watched a single NCAA basketball this season — and I’m still picking.


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3 responses to “you’re invited to play

  1. I’ll play. If I can remember to do it tomorrow, because I don’t have the energy tonight 🙂

  2. Aloooooooha from Maui!! I just joined your group — This should be fun 😉

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