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. 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]
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.