2013 Decker Team March Madness Tournament Pool: FAQs

Now that the sports-minded have separated themselves from the sports-illiterate, the whiners from the trash talkers, here are the answers to a few FAQs:

  • Do I have to pony up, or bet money? NOPE. ENTRY IS FREE.
  • Are Brits being taken advantage of?  NO. NOTHING LOST, NOTHING GAINED. (Please, people…)
  • What do I do with the blank lines? WRITE THE NAME OF WHICHEVER TEAM YOU EXPECT TO WIN EACH MATCH UP ON THE BLANK LINE BESIDE IT. IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH HOW A TOURNAMENT WORKS, READ THESE HELPFUL WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES (TOURNAMENT) (SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT).
  • What does dancing have to do with college basketball? THE NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON IS ALSO KNOWN AS “THE BIG DANCE.” IT TAKES THE TOP 64 TEAMS FROM ALL THE CONFERENCES. THE TEAMS ARE RANKED (IT’S CALLED, “SEEDED” – #1 IS THE BEST, #16 IS THE WORST). THEY PLAY IN A SINGLE-ELIMINATION STYLE, WHERE WINNER MOVES ON, LOSER IS OUT.
  • What if I love dancing, but not college basketball? GREAT – I GOT YOUR ATTENTION. :) YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LOVE DANCING OR BASKETBALL (OR KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT EITHER OF THOSE THINGS) IN ORDER TO JOIN/PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITIVE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY.
  • Who gets to dance anyways? Just the winner? All? YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO. THE REFERENCE TO “BASKETBALL” AND “DANCE” RELATES TO THE 64 COLLEGE BASKETBALL  TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT.
  • Where IS the dance? When? THE “DANCE” (AKA – TOURNAMENT) HAPPENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STARTING ON THURSDAY. IT ENDS APRIL 8TH IN HOT-LANTA.
  • Is there a category for those of us who start following, when it’s the Final 8?? NO. PAY ATTENTION WHENEVER YOU WANT (OR DON’T). IF YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED IN THE COMPETITION, DO SO BY THURSDAY, MARCH 21 AT 9AM PST.
  • Can I submit for a chance to win? To Dance? IF YOU WANT TO SUBMIT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN, YOU MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED BRACKET BY THURSDAY AT 9AM PDT. YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO.
  • Do I have to participate? ABSOLUTELY NOT. HOWEVER, WE WOULD LOVE IF YOU JOIN, AND THERE IS A PRIZE FOR WINNING. (NO PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED FOR WHINING.)