It’s tournament time! And you know what that means-that’s right, it’s your chance to challenge your DCist writers, editors and photographers in the annual reader-staff pool. This year, your associate editor is taking the reins, but in a nod to tradition, we’ll keep up the old instructions.
But bracketeering is hard, man. Run out of ideas for how to keep the opposition at bay? Here, again, are a few of our tried and true methods to completing your bracket:
- Always remember: What Would Davy DCist Do?
- Prognosticate all games based on the best player names on any given team. Recommended: Hippolyte Tsafack, Memphis. (Hippolyte being the queen who ruled the Amazons by virtue of a belt given to her by Zeus.)
- Eliminate all 13,14,15 and 16 seeds in the opening round and proceed through brackets using 12-sided die.
- Just pick all the number ones to advance to the Final Four, because you have stuff to do that, for some reason, doesn’t involve agonizing over an 8-9 matchup that no one will remember in three years.
- Go for a historically-relevant Final Four clash like Monarchs versus Rebels.
- Or just go local: Virginia and Georgetown, all the way! (To the second round!)
There, now you should be all set to dominate.
Signup is easy: Create a CBS Sportsline profile and log in. (If you signed up for our previous pools, that ID should still work.) Click here to access the DCist pool. The pool password is dcist. Scoring is pretty straight-forward-we eliminated the upset bonus from last season, so just go with whoever you think will win. If you’re worried about time, tonight and tomorrow’s First Four games will not count in the scoring, so you have until Thursday to actually make your picks. And, as a reward, the reader who accumulates the highest amount of points at the end of the tournament will be handsomely rewarded with a prize to be named later.
Last year, we kowtowed to CBS’s hard cap of only allowing a total of 400 people to join our group. So hurry up and enter, bracketize and prepare yourself to claim ultimate bragging rights! (And, if it fills up quickly, perhaps we could investigate a backup pool.)