NBO: 2018 NCAA Tournament - Pick 5 Teams!

Discussion in 'Beer-It-Forward' started by lambandtunaphish, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. lambandtunaphish

    lambandtunaphish

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    Back this year because of modest demand!

    Trying to see if I can gather enough interest for another March Madness BIF. You don’t need to fill out a complete bracket. Just pick 5 teams.

    DETAILS:
    1. You pick 5 teams. That’s it. Your score depends on the seed and success of your picks and how many games they win.
    2. Open to Talkbeer Members in the lower 48 US states only.
    3. Non-winning Talkbeer Members agree to ship at minimum 44oz. of wants, locals, or otherwise high quality beer to one of the winners, to be assigned after the National Championship game. There is no limit to the amount you can send.
    4. Shipping window opens Tuesday, April 3rd (pending assignments) and runs through May 7th. See below for more details.
    5. To participate you must have an established trade history or a sponsor who does. Your sponsor agrees to ship a box if you fail to do so.
    6. You'll only be counted as participating when I receive an entry from you. This includes your name/address now and your picks once the bracket is set.
    7. I’ll accept entries up until 11am eastern on Thursday March 15th, before the round of 64 begins. If you want to pick one of the teams in the “First Four” games, that’s fine. Feel free to submit that entry before the “First Four” games. If your pick loses there, I’ll let you revise that pick up to my deadline of 11am eastern on March 15th, if you miss that deadline to revise, you’re down a team from the start.

    The scoring works as follows. Each time one of your picks wins a game
    • You get 1 point for the win, PLUS
    • The points associated with that team’s seed number, PLUS
    • A 4 point bonus if that team makes the Final Four (NEW THIS YEAR), PLUS
    • A 6 point bonus if that team wins the National Championship (NEW THIS YEAR)
    Please fill out this google form with your picks and information:
    https://goo.gl/forms/18SNhNoOjssUZaz32

    The number of winners and payouts will be determined based on how many people sign up. Last year, we had 18 entries and paid 4 winners, splitting the boxes 8/4/1/1.

    If I need to do a tiebreaker, here’s my attempt at documenting one:
    Tiebreaker will be whoever has the most games won between all their picks. 2nd tiebreaker will be whoever has a team with the most wins (worse seed # would break a tie here if necessary i.e. a 5 seed with 4 wins would beat a 4 seed with 4 wins). 3rd tiebreaker (and I hope I don’t need to do this) would be whoever has more likes on TB at the end of the National Title game on April 2nd.

    And most importantly, the shipping timeline:
    April 2: National Title Game, winners finalized
    April 3: Winners draft shippers. Hopefully I get PMs out to everyone with their targets that night
    Friday May 4: Deadline to communicate why you're missing the shipping deadline and an updated ETA that is within reason
    Monday May 7: Deadline to ship (this is a long ass time for you to get your shit together and ship!)

    FAQ regarding these deadlines
    Easy enough, right? TLDR? Questions? Comments?

    Last year's thread is here
    https://www.talkbeer.com/community/threads/nbo-2017-ncaa-tournament-pick-5-teams.38075/
     
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  2. lambandtunaphish

    lambandtunaphish

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  3. flexabull

    flexabull

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    Will spend way to much time over analyzing which 5 teams I am going to pick.
     
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  4. JGlitz87

    JGlitz87

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    I am in as well. Will pick 5 teams, completely rethink things, change 4 of them, pick the wrong one to stick with and regret my decision when I would have won with my first instinct.
     
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  5. Auror

    Auror

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    Innards.
     
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  6. Drmoonman

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    Thanks for setting this up again. Definitely in.
     
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  7. danidavid

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  8. Auror

    Auror

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    Do play-in games count for points? I forget.
     
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  9. lambandtunaphish

    lambandtunaphish

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    Nah. Points start accumulating with the round of 64 games.

    I think everyone should get an email confirmation after submitting the form, so if you choose a play-in matchup before the game happens, and ultimately don't like the winner, you can go back to edit before the games start Thursday morning.
     
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  10. niner99

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  12. ABSTRACTlegend

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    might be down for this!
     
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  13. atoulouk

    atoulouk

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    IN. Drmoonman if you just want to tell me what you want me to send now, we can just get this over with as I'll probably be sending you a box for the 4th straight year

    Also, love the new bonus points for F4 and National championship. Might alter my strategy.
     
  14. rbol3522

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  15. landrewg

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    Can't resist! In.

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  16. lambandtunaphish

    lambandtunaphish

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    5 entries submitted so far, I think we have at least 9 more who are considering an entry.

    No rush. I know you're all waiting on the outcome of the LIU/Radford tonight.
     
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  17. JGlitz87

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    My picks are in. The bonus points made this alot more interesting.
     
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  18. Snarf

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    When does tourny start? Can I just skip picks and be in for a box?
     
  19. lambandtunaphish

    lambandtunaphish

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    Thursday
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  20. flexabull

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    Yes, just send me more Backwoods Tennessee Fake Lambic.