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March 12, 2007 | Comments ()


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Pajiba's March Madness 2007 Contest: Catch the ... whatever

Win $50 and a T-Shirt

Miscellaneous | March 12, 2007 | Comments ()


As we did last year, for no other reason than because we could, Pajiba is setting up another March Madness Pool. Again, the top scorer in the Pajiba bracket will win $50 and a Pajiba T-shirt. This doesn’t mean that Pajiba is branching out into sports or anything, it’s just that … I dunno. It’s a nice diversion, I suppose. We understand, also, that many of our readers are left out of office pools because they don’t exude the requisite machismo or obnoxiously wear their school colors on casual Fridays. We want the gamers, comic-book geeks, and “Buffy” fans to have a place where they can feel at home, too.

In fact, for those of us who actually follow sports, March is usually the only time of year we actually pay attention to college basketball and, the best part is, you don’t have to know dupe about the NCAA to do well. In fact, if history is any indication, the less you know, the better your bracket will do because some school you’ve never heard of, like Long Beach State, always comes out of nowhere and wins a few games, if only to screw with the experts. Furthermore, for all of your sakes, knowledge of the Sports Guy is not mandatory to join our pool. In fact, it is frowned upon.

Joining the pool is fairly simple, though it does require a Yahoo! account. If you don’t have one, I find that it’s an ideal email address to divert all of your junk mail; when required to enter an email address online, I always give them my Yahoo email. Why? Because I never check it.

To enter, you can go to the Tournament Pick’ Em 2007. From there, simply click on “Join a Group,” then “Join a Private Group.” The Group ID for Pajiba is: 80055. The password is: grindhouse. I think it’s probably case sensitive. Presumably, you can figure it out from there. I understand, also, that Yahoo! has its own separate sweepstakes going on, where you can win $1 million or a big-screen television simply by signing up and making your picks. Odds are, however, that you won’t win anything. Please don’t get your hopes up. Also, please note that, in order to win the $50 and the Pajiba T-shirt (an orange, sweat-shop free American Apparel T, emblazoned with blue lettering that probably won’t peel off), you will need to include some sort of email address when you register with Yahoo!, otherwise I won’t be able to contact you. And that would be a shame.

Finally, I’ll note that we aren’t doing this as part of any sort of promotion, cross-promotion, marketing opportunity, or corporate whoredom. We do it out of love. Pure and simple.

You have until tip-off on the 15th to sign up.



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