Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | March 15, 2010

Game On: A Call to Arms

My Faithful Readers, I come to you today with a challenge.

My friend (read: sworn blogging enemy) Andrew Miller over at The Miller Times has thrown down the gauntlet for challenge amongst our respective legions of readers/fans/people with nothing better to do than read our crap.

You see it’s that time of year where we all pretend we give a rat’s ass about college basketball (aka: March Madness).

Now sure, most of us haven’t watched a game of college basketball since—well—since the final team left on last year’s bracket was eliminated, but that fact notwithstanding, I need some/any/all y’all to represent, in the name of “Blank Stares and Blank Pages.”

The challenge was laid out as such:

“Since we each have a Facebook fan page, we can set up a [bracket challenge] group including only our fans. At the end of the tournament, we compare the winning bracket from each of our competitions, respectively, to determine whose readership is the best at predicting things. And stuff. If TMT Reader X scores 87 points and BSBP Reader Y scores 85, I win. And vice versa.”

There you have it, my Faithful Readers, I need all y’all to step up and prove that your collective random guessing ability is superior to that of a group of complete strangers!!

…or something like that.

Anyway, here’s the important deets (that’s how the cool kids are abbreviating “details”…damn I’m so fly-ass, bomb-diggity with the youthful lingo and whatnot)…

The “BS&BP March Madness Challenge” will be hosted by the fine-folks over at Yahoo! and—because no one in their right mind would pay to do this—it’s free.

Here be the quasi-convoluted instructions:

1. If you don’t already have one, it’d be a good time to go and snag a Yahoo! account. Once again, it’s free. Just go here and fill in the blanks.

2. If you already have one, and/or after you’ve registered, head here.

3. The league ID# is 93570. The password is (obviously) “cheeseburgers”…you should be all set now. Give your bracket a name and pick your winners.

As he is wont to do, Andrew has already rallied his troops by offering free stuff and charitable donations for whomever wins the bracket challenge from his camp.

As such, I’m going to match him blow-for-blow.

Whichever one of all y’all wins the inaugural “BS&BP March Madness Challenge” will earn themselves a $25 donation, in their name, to the Special Olympics of Iowa (a charity that is near and dear to my bacon-infused heart) and—because people love themselves some swag—you’ll also get this bitchin’ shirt you see to the right.

Yeah, that’s right. It’s a zombie shirt, baby!!

You win this tournament and it could be ALL yours.

The only real rule in this challenge is as follows:

To be eligible to win these bitchin’ prizes, you must be a member of the Blank Stares and Blank Pages Facebook fan page, which—if you haven’t already—you can join by clicking here.

So there you have it, folks.

There’s clearly a lot on the line in this challenge. Sure, sure there’s a national championship or something riding on these basketball fellas, but there’s also the pride and integrity of the entire BS&BP community and, obviously, my good name as a blogger with the finest guessers in all the land.

So, my Faithful Readers, sign up today, make your completely random (and/or well-educated) guesses, and make me proud.

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  1. It’s on. It couldn’t be on-er.


    • I’ve got some serious MIT-peeps lurking in the depths of my fans. Odds are they can figure out some kind algorithm to debunk the entire tournament before the first tip-off…

      …consider yourself warned!!


  2. Odds are…they invented odds.


  3. […] TMT Tourney Challenge keeps getting bigger and better. And since I have so much faith in the foresight of my fans, […]


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