As is generally the case, I received a flurry of responses as soon as I posted the announcement that the Fifth Annual Uncle Crappy NCAA Final Four Challenge was open for entries.
And as is generally the case, the flurry has slowed. And then I start bugging people about signing up.
Here’s one reason why you should. I’ve joked for years about the fabulousness of the prizes I offer for AUCNFFC each year, because it gives me a chance to use a joke, borrowed by EPSN Radio’s Bob Valvano, that I never get tired of:
“*Prizes not actually fabulous.”
This time, though, we have an actual reason to be excited about the prizes, especially for those of you who live in Pittsburgh — or those who don’t but need a reason to visit the Crappys sometime in the near future — our friend Chris has generously offered a $30 gift card to Bocktown Beer and Grill for our FAUCNFFC champion. As the regulars know, thirty bucks at Bocktown will get you two dinners with beer — or, if you’re so inclined, a shit-ton of barbeque bacon fries. Mmmmm…
So. Get yer entries in, kids. Rules are here. Deadline is noonish Thursday.
As per usual, I’ll let you select my final four.
“As per usual”? What exactly does that mean?
FAUCNFFC: You were boycotting brackets, so I picked for you. You finished in tie for first.
SAUCNFFC: You made your own picks. You won.
THAUCCFFC: You made your own picks, although you included one team that wasn’t in the tournament. You, uh, didn’t win.
FAUCNFFC: You made your own picks. You didn’t win, but you didn’t embarrass yourself.
If I’m picking for you, you’re getting all four 15 seeds. Just sayin…