As Dealbreaker historians will recall, 2011 marked our first DB NCAA Tournament Challenge, inspired by a financial services hack who made the public announcement that he planned to (anonymously) report any colleagues he caught filling out brackets and keeping tabs on their picks during business hours. At the time, we encouraged you all to enter as many pools as were available, making it impossible for him to keep up with the amount of people and their offenses he needed to rat out, and created one to do our part. Is this guy still on the loose? He very well might be but regardless: never forget. To that end, sign up for the Fourth Annual Dealbreaker NCAA Tournament Challenge today. If you need reason beyond being able to say you won the DBNCAATC, first place will receive a highly coveted Dealbreaker Banker bag FILLED with Dealbreaker koozies; best username as determined by us will also receive a bag, no koozies. Second place wins six Pimco pens, in their original velvet carrying cases.

The pool will once again be managed by Dealbreaker Commenter and Friend NakedShort. After the tournament gets started, commentary will be provided by an anonymous guest star.[1] 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 Queensschoolyard, rather than writing Carl I., enter first name: Queens, last name: Schoolyard. 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, go wild and create an entirely new email account specifically for this challenge.

The pool password, as always, is: animalliar

Dealbreaker March Madness 2014 [CBS Sports]

[1]Said anonymous guest star is also something of a March Madness quant and engineered a proprietary scoring system this year, meaning if you screw up but still pick the champion correct you’ll probably lose. Risk-hungry entries are also rewarded this year with the “add seed” bonus. If your favorite 16 seed beats a No. 1 in the first round, you get 17 points instead of 1.

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  1. Posted by guest | March 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    This is a private fantasy league. You are logged in with userid '—', which does not have access to this league. If you think this is wrong, please contact the league commissioner and ask for an invite.

  2. Posted by NakedShort | March 18, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    try logging out of CBS Sports, then click the link again and sign in to CBS sports it should take you right there.

  3. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    The 'Cuse 2014!

  4. Posted by Guest Communist | March 18, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    2nd place gets 6 Pimco pens or 6 second place winners get a Pimco pen?

  5. Posted by ThatsWacc | March 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Can we just copy an ESPN analyst's bracket? Asking for a friend.

    – Shazar

  6. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    If I guess every correct winner, does Warren Buffett give me a billion dollars?

  7. Posted by NakedShort | March 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    2nd place gets all 6 pens. 6 is the magic number!

  8. Posted by Matt Levine | March 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    1st place should be a picnic with Bess and that fine ass of hers

  9. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM


    – Shaz

  10. Posted by Quant me maybe... | March 18, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Those koozies aren't moving are they.

    >Just how many koozies can one get into a Banker Bag?

  11. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Signing in and out isn't working for me. It just takes me to the fantasy home and there's nowhere to join an existing league. Or maybe I'm an idiot.

  12. Posted by DB readers night | March 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    An asscort.

  13. Posted by Techno Guest | March 18, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Shit doesn't work.

  14. Posted by guest | March 18, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    try here:

    that worked for me.

  15. Posted by Jon Shazar | March 18, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I must add, strictly for the sake of the competitive spirit, that I am toting around a massive, borderline unwieldy and terminally erect phallus that likely compensates for any bracket shortcomings.

  16. Posted by .XOM | March 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    worked for me on internet explorer and chrome…hope you aren't using netscape…or you an aoler

  17. Posted by guest | March 19, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    This is witty as fuck and got completely under-appreciated. Sorry man.

  18. Posted by Asshole | March 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    does matt get you a discount on that terminal in the bag picture?