NCAA March Madness begins in a few weeks, but what if you're not into college basketball, or you're looking for a change? Have no fear. Starting on March
Above Image: Star Wars march Madness 2013(non-official)
Update: This has been changed to support the official Star Wars March Madness game.
I found out this last night that there's an official Star Wars March Madness tournament. So, there's good news and bad news.
First, the bad news: I'm shutting down our tournament. While I think our match-ups are a lot more interesting and our system could be a lot more fun, the reality is the official tournament has a lot more press. Doing a competing bracket doesn't make sense.
I'd like to take this time to point out I conceived of this last year, but didn't have my ducks in a row. So, I waited patiently 365 days to bring this to life. I didn't steal the idea and didn't even know about it until I saw it in my Google Alert list. Great minds think alike.
Now, the good news: We're going ahead with the bracket. But instead of using our voting and bracketing system we're using the official one. There's no limit on who can win now.
If no one chooses the correct winner I'll just pick someone at random from the list. Follow the updated directions below and may the force be with you.
It'll be "Dark Side" vs. "Light Side" and the winner will come out victorious as the greatest warrior in Star Wars.
Find out when the madness begins March
What Is March Madness?
"March Madness" is the nickname given to the NCAA Men's college basketball championships. 32 teams play each in the month of March for a single elimination championship.
Each team is given a ranking or "seed" based on skill level. For example, one (1) has a better chance of winning than two (2) and so on.
How to Play
First, print out a copy (or use the picture below) of the Star Wars March Madness bracket. I'd recommend printing it "actual size" since it's kind of dinky.
Then go to the online form and fill out your Star Wars March Madness 2013 picks and then compete against friends, family, and other fans. Sign ups end on March 22nd. It only takes two minutes. To make it easier, you can also post who you think will win in the comments section below.
The winner will be chosen by the one who guesses the final champion.
If no one guesses the final champion, then I'll pick a random winner from the total list of participants.
So, go tell your friends and have some fun. This is a March Madness we can all get into. Hurry up! Sign ups end at midnight on March
Are you ready to play? Who do you think will win?
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