It’s that time of year once again for my annual men’s college basketball March Madness bracket contest! This marks the seventh straight year of the contest and once again the good people of Outback Steakhouse have agreed to be the title sponsor with the coveted Outback gift certificate and bragging rights up for grabs for the winner. Last year, R.J. Bergman beat out 67 other people to win the top prize as he jumped from seventh place to the top spot when Duke claimed the title and cut down the nets.
March Madness is a great time of year for college hoops junkies and even the casual fan. One of the best ways to follow the action is to fill out a bracket and then root for your picks to advance. Go the safe route and pick all the higher seeds or be the one person to take an underdog Cinderella team all the way to the big dance. Either way, it’s lots of fun to participate and bragging rights as well as some good food in this case are up for grabs.
That’s where my contest comes in. For the seventh straight year, my contest is free to enter so there is no excuse not to get on board. The overall winner will receive a $20 gift certificate courtesy of my friends at Outback Steakhouse. And, they have been gracious enough to throw in free Bloomin’ Onion cards for the winner of each round, too. So, the steaks (er…stakes) are high and you need to sign up today!!!
To enter, just follow this link to the private group that I have set up for my friends on ESPN’s site. The group name is DP on the Go if you need to search for it and the password is Outback. (If you need the back story on my history with Outback, you can read it here. They are a great company who loves interacting with their fans including an adventure for my 40th birthday that later included even meeting Debbie Gibson. I would encourage you to follow them on Twitter at @Outback.)
I’ll look forward to having you join in on the fun. Your entry (only one per person) must be submitted before the first game tips off on Thursday at noon ET. The First Four games are not picked in this contest. Besides entering your picks on time, the only other requirements are that you are following me on Twitter or a friend on Facebook and that I can tell who you are by your entry name. Have fun!