Monday, March 12, 2012

March Madness is Back!!!

It's that time of year once again for the annual Six Degrees of MVNUSID men's college basketball March Madness bracket contest. Two years ago, my wife, Carla Parsons, won the inaugural event, and last year Steve Wilging beat out 67 other entrants to claim his championship.

March Madness is a great time of year for college hoops junkies and even the casual fan. One of the best ways to follow the action is to fill out a bracket and then root for your picks to advance. Go the safe route and pick all the higher seeds or be the one person to take an underdog Cinderella team to the big dance. Either way, it's lots of fun to participate and bragging rights as well as some good food in this case are up for grabs.

That's where my contest comes in. For the third straight year, my contest is free to enter so there is no excuse not to get on board. The overall winner will receive a $25 gift certificate courtesy of my friends at Outback Steakhouse. And, they have been gracious enough to throw in free Bloomin' Onion cards for the winner of each round, too. So, the steaks (er...stakes) are high and you need to sign up today!!!

To enter, just follow this link to the private group that I have set up for my friends on ESPN's site. The group name is 6 Degrees of MVNUSID if you need to search for it and the password is Bonzer - well, 'cause that's what Outback is. (If you need the back story on my history with Outback, you can read it here. I would also encourage you to follow them on Twitter at @Outback.)

I'll look forward to having you join in on the fun. Your entry (only one per person) must be submitted before the first game tips off on Thursday around noon ET. The First Four games (played in Dayton on Tuesday and Wednesday) are not picked in this contest.

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