But it’s not radar you have jammed. It’s ESPN.com’s servers.
Yes, apparently so many of you flocked to ESPN.com to sign up for the 2009 SportsPickle NCAA Tournament Challenge when I teased it on Wednesday, that they simply weren’t able to hold the demand. That, or there was no flocking.
Umm … ’cause almost no one has signed up.
So … I must sweeten the pot. Ready?
THE GRAND PRIZE of the 2009 SportsPickle NCAA Tournament Challenge is …
A 2009 TORONTO BLUE JAYS SEASON TICKET!!! (And also my book. Signed, if you’d like. Woot!)
Yes, seriously. The winner will receive a season ticket to ALL 81 HOME GAMES on the Blue Jays’ 2009 schedule.
Why? Because: A) That gift is incredibly kickass. Now you can tell people you are a fancy-panted season ticket holder. B) It’s incredibly stupid — I mean, what are the chances the winner will live in Toronto? And incredibly stupid is incredibly fitting, considering the rules of the pool. And C) It’s incredibly cheap … which is why I’m doing it.
So, to recap, if you win the SportsPickle NCAA Tournament Pool, you win:
— a 2009 Toronto Blue Jays season ticket
— my book
Sign up for the pool here. (Search for the group name: SportsPickle 2009.)
And remember, the winner of this pool will be the person with the worst bracket.
(UPDATE: By the way, you have to actually fill out your entire bracket in order to be eligible to “win.” Leaving it blank doesn’t count. I mean, our Blue Jays play their entire schedule every year, even though they could just as easily have the same impact by not showing up for any of the games, right? Fair’s fair.)