Filling out a bracket -- not picking your winners, but actually filling it out with winners, scores, etc – should be required for every college hoops fan.
I started in 1987 (enjoyed advancing Wyoming as the 12 seed) and haven't missed once since, though I miss using the broadsheet brackets brackets from newspapers. The 8x11 sheet of paper isn't quite the same.
Most probably just consult their online brackets in whatever tournament contest they've entered, but there are still quite a few people like me. Otherwise The Mid-Majority wouldn't have its As-You-Go Bracket Contest.
This contest isn't for people like me, who fill out both. Kyle Whelliston, who runs TMM, doesn't want you to enter that office pool. But for the chosen few who didn't fill out those brackets? Well, now they're filled in. Almost.
I'm torn between a couple entries: No. 1 and No. 8. I like No. 2 because it looks like something I would've done when I was 10 or 11, filling out those first brackets (if I had a little more 'tude). Yet No. 8 has that little something extra. I wonder if Max Fischer is really the architect behind it…
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