2013 IBI March Madness Bracket Challenge
Are you ready for some Madness?
By Jim Pete
March 17, 2013
March Madness has taken on a whole new meaning here at IBI with the Cleveland Indians turning Cleveland on it's head. The team has made more significant moves this offseason than they have in the past five years combined. Trust us loyal IBI readers, we aren't complaining.
In fact, IBI is about to add some real meaning to the term "March Madness."
Since most readers here at IBI will be spending the great majority of their next 48 hours filling out their perfect NCAA brackets for the office pool while simultaneously following Indians' baseball here at IBI, we've decided to combine both into one fun-filled spring celebration.
That's right, IBI is hosting our first annual March Madness Bracket Challenge.
What will the winner take home? First and foremost, the first place finisher will be the Grand Poobah of March Madness here at Indians Baseball Insider, and with it will come a pot of gold under the rainbow. In other words, you'll receive a year's free subscription here at IBI, as well as a copy of the 2013 edition of Tony Lastoria's Top 100 Prospects & More (a lot more!). To top it off, you'll also get four tickets to a Cleveland minor league affiliate game.
On top of that, if you manage to win the ESPN challenge, you can walk away with a $10,000 Best Buy gift card, courtesy of ESPN.
You will need an ESPN account to take part in the challenge.
The rules and relevent points:
- Must be 18 or older
- Only one entry per person
- Picks have to be in by gametime on Thursday
- IBI employees are welcome to participate, and win (or donate) their prizes. It's not like we are paying to participate, and it's not like I can hack ESPN.
Here's how you join:
- GROUP NAME: IBI Bracket Challenge
- URL: http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=51546
- PASSWORD: lindorrules
First Place: (1) Annual Subscription to IBI, (1) Signed copy of Tony Lastoria's Top 100 Prospects & More, (4) tickets to a Cleveland Indians' minor league affiliate.
Second Place: Three-month Subscription to IBI, (4) tickets to a Cleveland Indians' minor league affiliate.
Third Place: One-month Subscription to IBI, Two-tickets to a Cleveland Indians' minor league affiliate.
Jim is currently the co-site editor, the ATF/Carolina Mudcats/Indians/General Site Columnist, and the co-host of IPI's weekly online radio show, Smoke Signals. You can follow Jim on Twitter @Jim_IPI, or contact him via e-mail at email@example.com.