Ask and ye shall receive, Killmore.
Last year, we have the second competition. It went fine with me once again choosing the most idiotic brackets. That wasn’t quite as good as the first competition that at least had the points leader on my team. With the first team clinching a tournament bid today, it’s time to start up the ol’ competition again.
I’ll need some Representatives (henceforth referred to as Idiots). These Idiots are required to know squat about college basketball. If you have any sense of which teams are good this year, you know too much. If you know names like Billy Donovan, Greg Paulus, Tyler Hansbrough, etc, you most likely know too much. If you know random mascots for schools, you actually don’t know too much. I fully expect all Idiots to not investigate or research the teams either; that takes away from the fun experiment of a bunch of know-nothings picking teams to win based off of random things like names, mascots, or who knows what. If you’re worried you might know too much but are unsure, feel free to PM me. I’ll make a judgment call based on your concerns.
I’ll need some Team Leaders. I’ll be one. Ez will probably do it. Kero sounds 50/50. Ackbar will be goaded into competeing once more. I may need a few more people though just in case. If you’ve been disqualified from being an Idiot, feel free to volunteer to be a Team Leader. Merlin? Kaiser? Y’all care to join in?
How it works will be like this: Once the bracket has been set, I will contact all volunteered idiots (preferably over IRC) to give me their picks. I will read off matchups to them devoid of all information; I will not divulge record, seeding, relative strength, conference, or history. Expanding on Arac’s request from last year, the only bit of information I will give is the schools’ mascots and location if so requested. Nothing else. Also, since there’s a play-in game (between two bad teams) before the actual tournament, I will select the first team alphabetically to represent that part of the bracket.
Once the Idiots’ brackets are in, I, and the other Team Leaders, will select two brackets each to make up our respective teams. I will keep the choices hidden from each Team Leader, so their choices will be just as uneducated as the Idiots. To make up for my knowledge of each bracket, I will randomly select mine.
So, any volunteers to be an Idiot or a Team Leader?
Volunteered Idiots: Him, Crazy Ivan, Killmore, Flint, Valkyrie Esker, Taran, Mullenkamp, deathstryke, Boltgun, Cless Alvein, Eden
Volunteered Team Leaders: Ezboarder, Kero Hazel, Ackbar, The 984