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2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Mar 7, 2017 6:59am
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I'm running a March Madness bracket game on CBS Sports. Last year I ran it just for a handful of AQ members interested in one of my boxes, with prizes related to it. This year we decided to open it to all of AQ. Its a pretty small game (last year it had 11 people), but there is really no limit if others on AQ want to play. I'll run it each year if there is interest. It will only be AQ members or family/friends of AQ members.

As for prizes, I will be crowdsourcing them, so players can donate prizes if they want to. But there is no obligation to donate a prize in order to play. They should be letterboxing related; I dunno, LTC, carved stamp, whatever sort of stuff like that.

I will put up as a prize the choice of a) a yes/no question on one of my boxes (useless :)); b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England, or c) a stamped copy of the first edition of my book (useless :)).

Any donated prizes are thrown into the prize pool, and drafted by players in the order that they place (as opposed to being assigned to specific places).

So, if you are interested in playing, AQ mail me with the e-mail address you want an invite on (if you are already a member of the CBS Sports fantasy site, it may make sense to use the address associated with your acct; if not a member, no big deal).

If you want to donate a prize, click hug and post your prize in this thread. I'll either run the game in this thread or on the game's message board.

Brackets are posted this Sunday. and you typically have til midday Thu to fill them out.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 8:48am
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Awesome!! Thank you for doing this again
it was a lot of fun last year, especially since Villanova won :)
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Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 8:51am
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b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England

How about d) A 5 minute frenzy in the shoebox itself!

I'm in again!
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Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 9:15am
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hoops...i'll lean on my dad for bracket advice.

here's another useless, but perhaps fun, prize to add to the booty: the opportunity to collaborate with River Sol on creating a letterbox (cradle to grave), totally transferable if the winner doesn't want it :D
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 9:29am
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I hit the hug. I haven't offered a prize. I'm offering just a hug...

Seriously though, I'll offer something. I just need to decide what exactly I'm offering that doesn't pale in comparison to the already offered options...
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 10:27am
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I would like to participate.

We used to do this on the postal boards with each person donating a carved stamp related to a team or the final four logo. We made postal cards (LTC without the creativity) for each participant as well.

I have a few college logo stamps I might donate.

T Riley
irishref2016@frontier.com

Lets Goooooooooo MOUNTAINEERS!
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 3:12pm
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Sounds fun...I'm in! Sending AQ Mail shortly. I'll also likely donate a prize....just don't know what yet.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942737 by ladybugz
Mar 8, 2017 9:13am
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I will offer a handcarved stamp of the historic building of your choice. You provide at least one clear, unobstructed, photo of your building from the front (not an angle) and a reasonable dose of patience. I will carve you a stamp in the style that I used on the Stagecoach Legacies stamps (people seem to like them). Size will be determined by the nature of the building.

Now that I've given this an additional 11 minutes of thought, I guess the building doesn't really need to be historic. If you want me to carve your house, or whatever, that is probably fine.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942787 by ladybugz
Mar 27, 2017 7:46am
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Well, pretty much a train wreck for Nova and my bracket.

If anyone else wants to offer a prize, please post by this Saturday. Once final placing is determined, please draft prizes (or pass) in finish order and work it out with the prize provider. I will not be moderating this process.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943546 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 27, 2017 8:48am
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The Nova loss cascaded through my bracket coupled with the Xavier wrecking ball took myself (and a lot of others) out. Still could finish tied for second which would be a big comeback from 12th at one point.

Btw, the Warren Buffett Challenge winner got through the first 29 games this year for a $100,000 payday. He was 31-1 after the first round vs a field of 96,000 Berkshire Hathaway employees. Top prize for a perfect bracket is a cool million a year for life.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943549 by dingus dufus
Mar 27, 2017 11:13am
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Something like 657 brackets out of 18.8 million total brackets through ESPNs site got the Final Four right...Very difficult odds of doing well enough to get a million a year for life!!

Go Ducks :)
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Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943556 by FORAYCH
Mar 27, 2017 11:42am
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Something like 657 brackets out of 18.8 million total brackets through ESPNs site got the Final Four right...Very difficult odds of doing well enough to get a million a year for life!!

So you're saying my retirement plan is a bit risky?
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Reply to: #943557 by dingus dufus
Mar 27, 2017 1:51pm
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No no, keep it up...You are bound to get it next time ;).

LOL!!
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Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942739 by IrishRef
Apr 3, 2017 10:49am
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Are you still donating those college logo stamps, IrishRef?

-SC - checking out the prizes that she can choose from...
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Reply to: #943941 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 3, 2017 8:45pm
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Small logos of Virginia U and Virginia Tech are available.
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Reply to: #942787 by ladybugz
Apr 4, 2017 7:34am
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WOOHOO! GO HEELS!

Hark the sound of TarHeel voices, ringing clear and true.
Singing Carolina's praises, shouting NCU!

I'm going to choose the stamp from ladybugsmom. I just have to figure out what I want carved. I'll be in touch via AQ mail.

SC - who usually doesn't win anything!
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944003 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 5, 2017 8:16am
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Cool. I'll wait to hear from you. Make sure you have a really good photo from straight in front of the building.
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Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943549 by dingus dufus
Apr 5, 2017 8:19am
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I don't know how you do it...
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Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944091 by ladybugz
Apr 5, 2017 9:17am
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I don't know how you do it...

Hehehehe!

Now to pick from one of these!

Sir B:
I will put up as a prize the choice of a) a yes/no question on one of my boxes (useless :)); b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England, or c) a stamped copy of the first edition of my book (useless :)).

I am so intrigued by b

And I'll assume a includes MOD

Yet c is the only sure payoff

What's a Dingus to do

Post ideas on Hangouts folks #teamplaya
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944094 by dingus dufus
Apr 14, 2017 7:43am
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Where is this at? If nobody else is gonna claim any prizes, I will (even if I did come in 7th place)...
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Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944532 by ladybugz
Apr 14, 2017 9:26am
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even if I did come in 7th place

7th place is 6th place for losers

;)

(I took first place for losers)

Where is this at?

2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game

I'm still going with b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England