By popular demand (at least two people!), I will be running a Pac-10 basketball tournament contest.
Here is how it will work:
Email me at the address listed on the side, your choices for all nine games from the first round on Wednesday through the championship on Saturday. You have until 5 pm PT on Wednesday to send me your picks.
Here is how it will be scored:
The teams are seeded 1-10. For each correct choice, you will receive one point. However, if you pick a higher seeded team to win, you will get extra points to add up to the difference between the seeds.
For example, one of the first games will be #7 seed Washington vs. #10 seed Arizona State. If you pick Washington and the Huskies win, you get one point. If you pick ASU and the Sun Devils win, you get three points.
The maximum points you could get for one team would be 27 if you picked ASU (#10) to beat Washington (#7), then Washington State (#2), then USC (#3), then UCLA (#1). You would get 3 + 8 + 7 + 9 = 27 points. However, the points could change if a pair of underdogs advance.
You need to email me your picks because I don't want any cutting and pasting.
If it looks like there will be a tie coming down to the championship game, I will email the interested parties a tiebreaker question, which will most likely be the final score.
The winner will get a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate. You can send your picks in through a "nom de email" and you can redeem it as you see fit.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments. Don't leave your picks in the comments. I will delete them until after the deadline passes.