UPDATE II: Second bracket is full. Go here to get in the third one.
UPDATE: Apparently we hit the limit on the first bracket so we’ve opened up a second you can sign up for here. NakedShort will reconcile the results and aggregate them at the end of the tournament. Password is the same (animalliar).
As you may have heard, March Madness kicks off tomorrow. Despite this being the most wonderful time of the year for many, there exists one financial services hack who wants to destroy it for everyone. He’s announced his plan to (anonymously) report any colleagues he catches filling out brackets and keeping tabs on their picks during business hours. Does he work at your company? Maybe! Should you take a stand regardless? Yes! How so? By entering as many pools as you possibly can, making it impossible for him to keep up with the amount of people and their various offenses he must rat out. To that end, we’d like to help do our part. Today we introduce the First Annual Dealbreaker NCAA Tournament Challenge. You don’t need a reason to sign up besides the right to say you won the DBNCAATC but as an aside, the winner will receive dinner for him/herself plus three colleagues and/or friends at Peter Luger’s, followed by an outing to UBS favorite Beamer’s, an embroidered Patagonia and an ‘I love Dealbreaker’ button.**
The pool will be managed by Dealbreaker Commenter and Friend NakedShort, who, along with myself, will answer any questions you might have, provide color if warranted (rip everyone’s brackets to shreds, call out the bottom 5 performers), etc. Sign up here now.* So it is abundantly clear, if you do not want participants to know your real name, MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT SOMETHING ELSE IN THE NAME FIELDS. For example, if your ID is Godswork, rather than writing Lloyd B, enter first name: Gods, last name: work. To that end, if you don’t want people to see your email address, from the bracket page, click ‘options’ and then ‘hide email.’ If you feel it necessary, create an entirely new email account specfically for this challenge. Finally, don’t use HisHoliness as your ID because Alan Greenspan’s already called dibs.
The pool password is: animalliar
Dealbreaker NCAA Tournament Challenge [CBS Sports]
*NakedShort says you have until Thursday morning (3/17) to fill out a bracket but you should just get on this ASAP.
**If your religious beliefs, significant other or sexual preference preclude you from enjoying Stamford’s premier strip club, we will come up with an alternative. Same goes for those outside of the tri-state area who don’t deem this worthy to fly in for.
***A dollar limit on the night will be imposed but rest assured I’ve calculated it very generously.
****Fine print we have to mention: For some legal reason, Rhode Island has to be excluded- sorry Rhode Island. Void wherever else prohibited.