Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm  |  27 responses

Enter SLAMonline March Madness!

It’s time to become part of the madness.

by Ryne Nelson

You probably thought we forgot to create the SLAMonline NCAA Tourney group this year. The truth be told: We did. If it wasn’t for a chat from Holly this proud, three-year tradition would have gone kaput. After strolling to my desk in a semi-allergic daze this morning, I opened my GTalk and our conversation went something like this:

Holly: Hey Ryne, are we doing the SLAM bracket challenge this year like we did last year?
Ryne: Um… What Bracket challenge?

My incompetence didn’t stop there, however, as I created three different Yahoo!!!! Pick ‘Em groups before learning I couldn’t include a “>” in the group’s description. Born out of this confusion, I finally present you with the ’09 SLAMonline Tourney Time! group for yee brave souls to join. I completed a bracket in exactly 1:24 minutes that I’m sure could compare with the best of ‘em. Don’t think so? Sign-up and prove me wrong.

The Group is entirely public, so feel free to invite friends, family, enemies, basically any basketball fan you know… and let’s get going on this stange mix of knowlege and luck!

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  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I picked a crazy one here. I’m playing this one with my heart and my office pool with logic.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    I’m joined. Bracket is insane.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    oh and for posterity’s sake Ryne, my bracket was done in 53 seconds haha

  • jer boi

    whyd Holly say NCCA? lol

  • Sebastian B. O. Bunionstow, esq.

    U people disgust me! I’m in.

  • Jacob

    im in my bracket is crazy

  • Jacob

    btw I got close to your 1:24 I got 1:17

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Fun fun fun.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Same exact comment that Justin said. Upsets galore! Go Louisville!

  • mattyp32

    I came in 3rd last year. IM COMING FOR THE PRIZE THIS YEAR!!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear


  • http://apeachbasketandadream.wordpress.com/ Peach B.

    It took me a while as I tried to reason with myself about DUKE’s chances…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I love NCCA tourney pools.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’m picking Illinois to go all the way, just so that my team can be 2-0 against the National Champs.
    And remember kids, you can’t spell NITTANY LIONS without N-I-T…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I kinda figured Jones wouldn’t do a pool in protest.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    I’ve got Texas winning it all just to further prove teams get better when Kevin Durant isn’t there.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I think Ryan somehow found my bracket…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Then again, there goes Illinois’ chances as Frazier will likely be out for the opener.

  • Myung

    I’m going to join probably tomorrow… any prizes for the winner, other than pride?

  • Myung

    I was picking against your Illini (sorry, Ryne), even before you wrote about Frazier.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Myung, to be honest, I wouldn’t even bet on Illinois in the first round despite the 4-point favorites.

  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    Count me in. And Texas & Illinois have no shot at all.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I think the winner should win a free pair of Kryptonates.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    TadOne you should go ahead and join my NNCA bracket comp…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Teddy-The-Bear…. I think the winner should buy them….for everyone else in the comp.

  • matt (ballislife

    im sure everyone lost the wake forest bracket tonight…..glad i didn’t fill one out!!