Are you stoked about the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament? Are you a Facebook user? If you answered yes to both of these questions.. you should give yourself a cookie 🙂 Actually, what you should do is take your March Madness and go play the BracketStar NCAA Basketball Brackets Contest. It’s a Facebook exclusive March Madness Bracket app.
You can visit the official BracketStar site to learn more: https://www.bracketstar.com or you can just go add it now on Facebook: https://apps.facebook.com/basketball-brackets/
Here’s a printable March Madness Bracket
It has a simple, but nice interface. You can add the app to your Facebook account now, but you won’t be able to make your bracket picks until after the official Selection Sunday show, when the 64 (plus 4) teams are determined. By the way, the Mens Final Four will be played in Houston this year and as always you can count on TicketCity.com to have tickets for all of the March Madness
If you’re wondering why I’m singling out this particular March Madness Bracket contest, over all the others I could just as easily blog about, well it’s because I helped build this one! I worked with Nathan to begin building what we think could become a killer, must have Facebook Bracket App. Perhaps not, but still it was fun to work on and we learned a lot, even though we had to keep cutting the project scope and we didn’t get nearly all the features we’d love to see it include. There’s always next year 🙂
Update: Here are the Results
Today TicketCity announced it’s official sponsorship of the Dallas Football Classic, dubbed the 2011 TicketCity Bowl, hosted at the Cotton Bowl Stadium!
You can learn more about the bowl game by visiting the TicketCity Bowl page. Also, you can enter a drawing to win free tickets!
By the way, this year the BCS standings are all over the place. Will TCU or Boise State get a shot at the championship? Maybe Auburn and Oregon will end up on top and face off in Glendale. Either way be sure to check back with TicketCity for Bowl Game Announcements.
2011 Update >> Facebook March Madness Bracket Contest
here is my 2010 march madness bracket.. feel free to copy if you’re looking to lose. sadly i have the longhorns bouncing in the first round. be sure to enter the 2010 march madness bracket contest for a chance to win free tickets or $250 in tickets from ticketcity.
2011 Update >> March Madness Bracket Facebook App
Enter the free TicketCity March Madness Bracket Contest and play to win a sports ticket trifecta including two tickets to the College World Series, BCS Championship and the Final Four. 5 Runner ups will win $250 TicketCity gift cards.
I’ll post my miserable failure picks later..
2011 Update >> MARCH MADNESS BRACKET FACEBOOK APP
let march madness begin! i’ve decided to try to pick the winners this year. to be honest i don’t watch college basketball… too many games. so, watch me pick perfect 🙂 nah i very seriously doubt it, especially after hearing that there is big prize money available for anybody that picks perfect. evidently there are even math wizards at universities like MIT trying to develop systems for picking perfect. it seems that buzzer beaters ruin any kind of mathematical logic. i’m personally not suprised; wasn’t it coach mack brown who said prior to the greatest college football national championship game EVER “we don’t have to be the best team ever, we just need to be the best team tonight”.. to paraphrase. so in my picks you might notice i’ve included a couple of upsets, however nothing drastic.. just a few buzzer beaters that i think could play out. i guess if i have any kind of luck, because no doubt that’s exactly what it’ll be, i might have to join one of the endless pool invites.
so here’s how i’m seeing it go down… sorry longhorns (prove me wrong please!) but i’m taking UNC all the way.
by the way, ticketcity has march madness tickets
below are my failed 2009 predictions..
it’s official… the Oklahoma Sooners will play the Florida Gators for the BCS National Championship on January 8th 2009. (BCS Championship Tickets)
the Texas Longhorns who beat the Oklahoma Sooners on a nuetral field rank #3 and therefore will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl on January 5th 2009. (Fiesta Bowl Tickets)
Cincinatti vs Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl
Utah vs Alabama in the Sugar Bowl
Penn State vs USC in the Rose Bowl
Two other bowl games hosting top finishers in the BCs include Texas Tech playing Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl and a really good matchup of Boise State vs TCU in the Poinsetta Bowl.
that’s right, TicketCity has brought back their FREE college fantasy football leagues (powered by U-Sports). college football season is just around the corner. in fact i just got my EA SPORTS NCAA FOOTBALL 09 for XBOX the other day and it’s fun stuff! Not only are the TicketCity leagues free, but team managers are eligible to win $35,000 worth of prizes! that’s hard to beat… about as hard to beat as my team suckas 🙂
March madness has begun… i can tell from all the buzz at work. the tournament brackets have been set and the road leads to San Antonio’s Alamodome for the Final Four.
for me basketball‘s regular season is just a tad too long… but i’m all about the tournament. i’m personally hoping to see the Texas Longhorns take down a national title, but that’s just me.
this year i think we’ve got more tickets for March Madness than any other ticket broker online; so if you want to try and make it out to a session goto >> March Madness Tickets
yeah so it’s barely January and I’m already bringing up March… sorry… but i stumbled upon this cool little comedy movie March Madness bracket… while researching various College Basketball March Madness brackets… and wanted to share. from the movies listed my finals came down to “The Jerk” with Steve Martin and “Old School” with Wil Ferrell, Vince Vaughn & Luke Wilson. who won? i can’t pick it… i could watch either movie at almost any given point in time… if it’s on i’m probably not going to turn it off.
see what comedies you take to the final four >> Comedy Movie March Madness Bracket
today the site that was handling the actual online-only distribution of World Series tickets for Rockies fans, and anybody else wanting to go to the World Series in Denver, WAS WORTHLESS… the site, Evenue.net, didn’t actually crash crash… but it did crawl, and timeout, and sputter for life as baseball fans tried to snag some World Series tickets.
for hours people have felt lucky enough to watch the ‘waiting room’ page refresh endlessly, every 60 seconds, while others only get a brief series of refreshes before being hit with a “page cannot be displayed” error. o yeah, fun way to ‘try’ and buy World Series tickets. something tells me that Paciolan, the company that runs EVENUE.NET is going to lose some future major event contracts… after this frustrating experience.
anyhow… if you want World Series Tickets you can buy them at TicketCity >> World Series Tickets.
granted, Ticket City does list World Series tickets above face value so you’ll be paying more than if you spend the rest of your day… and possibly tomorrow watching your page refresh in the ‘waiting room’ (do you really think that page is ever going to take you to another page that you can actually buy tickets on?? I DON’T!!!)