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Official 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket Competition (Congrats Caveman Steve!)
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mike.casey
Posted 3/13/2017 8:37 AM (#699456)
Subject: Official 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket Competition (Congrats Caveman Steve!)



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This will be the 6th annual NCAA tourney competition here on CG!!!

I want to say a big thanks to Caveman Steve for running the 5th annual in my absence. It is much appreciated!


THE RULES

1) Please post in this thread when you join the competition

2) You must have a feedback score of greater than 0 to play OR a geek in good standing to vouch for you. 

3) By filling out a bracket you are pledging 5 cigars with a total value of at least $25.

4) At the end of the NCAA tournament everyone in the contest will send their entry 5er to the winner, and the winner will send the second place winner a 5er. 

5) USE YOUR GEEK HANDLE WHEN YOU NAME YOUR BRACKET (If I cannot identify the geek that created the bracket before the tournament starts I will have to delete the entry)

6) You must have your bracket completed by the start of the first game on Thursday, March 16th. 

 

HOW TO PLAY

1) GO TO: http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2017/en/group?in...

 [Group Name: Cigar Geeks] 

2) Click [Create a Bracket Now!]

3) Create an ESPN login if you do not have one

4) Enter the password: cigargeeks17

5) Name your bracket with your Cigar Geeks user name

6) Fill out your bracket, and have fun watching the Madness!


Any questions? Ask away...




Edited by mike.casey 4/3/2017 8:02 AM
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StogieDad
Posted 3/13/2017 8:45 AM (#699457 - in reply to #699456)
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Hey brother, the link takes me to the front page to search groups. What is our group name? I see the pw, just need the group name.
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mike.casey
Posted 3/13/2017 8:51 AM (#699458 - in reply to #699457)
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StogieDad - 3/13/2017 11:45 AM

Hey brother, the link takes me to the front page to search groups. What is our group name? I see the pw, just need the group name.


Cigar Geeks
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05Venturer
Posted 3/13/2017 8:54 AM (#699459 - in reply to #699456)
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I'm in
Filled my bracket out yesterday in anticipation of this starting.

Thank Mike
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StogieDad
Posted 3/13/2017 8:56 AM (#699460 - in reply to #699456)
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In, thanks for running brother!
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Posted 3/13/2017 10:51 AM (#699468 - in reply to #699460)
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I'm in...I think...I guessed...so I'm kinda in...
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Posted 3/13/2017 11:09 AM (#699469 - in reply to #699456)
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Posted 3/13/2017 11:14 AM (#699470 - in reply to #699456)
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I'm in!! Now the problem - fill it out with my head or my heart.
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Posted 3/13/2017 11:37 AM (#699474 - in reply to #699456)
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Posted 3/13/2017 12:51 PM (#699483 - in reply to #699470)
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clami - 3/13/2017 12:14 PM

I'm in!! Now the problem - fill it out with my head or my heart.


I know the feeling!
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Posted 3/13/2017 12:51 PM (#699484 - in reply to #699456)
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Posted 3/13/2017 2:16 PM (#699491 - in reply to #699483)
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clami - 3/13/2017 12:14 PM

I'm in!! Now the problem - fill it out with my head or my heart.


I know the feeling!


I use a coin
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mike.casey
Posted 3/13/2017 4:00 PM (#699498 - in reply to #699456)
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Last time I ran the contest (2015) the winner got 100+ smokes.

Look at pages 4 and 5 of this thread for the carnage: http://cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=32179&st...

I'm sure 2016 was just as good, and hopefully this year will be even better!!!
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Posted 3/13/2017 6:25 PM (#699507 - in reply to #699498)
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mike.casey - 3/13/2017 4:00 PM

Last time I ran the contest (2015) the winner got 100+ smokes.

Look at pages 4 and 5 of this thread for the carnage: http://cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=32179&st...

I'm sure 2016 was just as good, and hopefully this year will be even better!!!


I'm still smoking some of those sticks

I'm in!
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Caveman Steve
Posted 3/13/2017 7:14 PM (#699509 - in reply to #699507)
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Thanks Mike for taking back the reins!  I've been a bit pressed for time of late and haven't been around much.  Good to see you back in the saddle.  I'll play.  looking forward to it!

   

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Posted 3/13/2017 7:26 PM (#699511 - in reply to #699509)
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Caveman Steve - 3/13/2017 10:14 PM

Thanks Mike for taking back the reins!  I've been a bit pressed for time of late and haven't been around much.  Good to see you back in the saddle.  I'll play.  looking forward to it!

   





Thanks again for last year Steve!
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IndyGopher
Posted 3/14/2017 9:47 AM (#699523 - in reply to #699456)
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Thanks for doing this! I told my brother (Penguin) I sadly only find time to jump on Geeks a handful of times a year -- and one is for the NCAA Tournament contest! Guess I've got too many cigars and feel the need to give some away every year, lol!
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Posted 3/14/2017 2:29 PM (#699545 - in reply to #699456)
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Right on! So far if everyone that responded to this thread fills out a bracket the winner will receive 50+ smokes! That really makes the games interesting.
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Posted 3/15/2017 2:10 AM (#699564 - in reply to #699456)
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I'm planning on doing it but my life is a little crazy right now...but I hope to get a bracket filled out...Thanks Mike
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mike.casey
Posted 3/15/2017 7:35 AM (#699568 - in reply to #699564)
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BewareDaPenguin - 3/15/2017 5:10 AM

I'm planning on doing it but my life is a little crazy right now...but I hope to get a bracket filled out...Thanks Mike


Right on. If you like to live dangerously you can use the auto-fill option. ESPN will populate your bracket randomly, but weighted by your choice of seed, power ranking, etc. I actually ran through about 5 auto-fill picks just to see what it would do. I settled on one and then made some strategic changes. It only took about 3 minutes, LOL.

I used to take this a lot more seriously
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Posted 3/15/2017 7:46 AM (#699569 - in reply to #699568)
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I'll play! Thanks for coordinating Mike!
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Posted 3/16/2017 6:48 AM (#699628 - in reply to #699456)
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Ok I think I'm in... the 5min bracket lol...I'll most likely be donating!
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Posted 3/16/2017 7:50 AM (#699630 - in reply to #699628)
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BewareDaPenguin - 3/16/2017 9:48 AM

Ok I think I'm in... the 5min bracket lol...I'll most likely be donating!


Good deal! Only a couple hours left until the madness begins!
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Posted 3/16/2017 8:39 AM (#699631 - in reply to #699456)
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Made it in under the wire. First bracket I've done in a few years.
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Posted 3/16/2017 9:10 AM (#699632 - in reply to #699456)
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