"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 March Madness as Lenten Discipline
If you're like me, your thoughts this time of year turn to college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. I used to scratch this itch with ECM's "March Gladness" pool, which took the $5 entry fees and donated them to the charity of choice of the winner.
This year, I don't have that community, but I still want to do something. So, starting with my community of fellow Gen Xers (via. the Gathering the NeXt Generation listservs) as a base, I've created a Yahoo Tournament Pool for any and all interested.
It costs NOTHING ... which of course means the grand prize is nothing but the admiration of your colleagues, the annoyance of people who have no idea who you are ... and whatever treasures get stored up in heaven for this sort of thing. Mostly, it's just for fun.
So, before tipoff tomorrow (Thursday) follow the instructions below and put in your bracket. It can take as little as 4 minutes to do (which is about as much time as I put into mine).
The more the merrier. I'll post updates to the list after each round.
In order to join the group (named "GTNG Lenten Discipline"), just go to the game front page and click on the "Sign Up" button to create a team.
After completing registration, or if you already have a team, click the "Create or Join Group" button and follow the path to join an existing private group. Then, when prompted, enter the following information...
Group ID#: 119049 Password: slacker
Oh ... and it will help if you use your name as your team name ... otherwise I don't think we will know who is who.
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