Ladies and Gentlemen, start your brackets!
tl;dr: click links to join our bracket league
It's that time of year again, where boasts are made, dreams are crushed, and beer is drunk. Some basketball is even played. Now is the time to get your game on again. I did actually look into bracket systems from other sites, but didn't see anything that stood out as being markedly better, and no one else contacted me to say that another system is better. The main thing I was looking for was an opportunity to pick the play-in game that decides who will get to lose to Duke in the first round that really matters, and no one seems to let you pick that. That does mean you have until Thursday to pick instead of Tuesday, though. On the plus side, if you participated last year (and there were 15 of us), your registration info should still be good, if you're one of the lucky few who can remember or still have emails saying what your username and password are, or at least know enough to get your password reset. Another bonus: I pretty much just copy-pasted last year's post for this year.
That's great jqubed, but how do I play?
I'm glad you asked! Click your way over to http://ebwoot.mayhem.cbssports.com/e
(You may need to be signed in before attempting to join our group. If you are not registered with CBSsports.com, you can do so here.)
Our password is 'ebw' (no quotes). Register, if necessary, and be sure to join in the fun. Remember, you don't need to know anything about or even care for college basketball, and you likely still will do as well or better than people who actually put effort into their picks. Just be sure to make your picks and submit them before Noon EDT on Thursday, March 18.
Remember, there are no prizes* but the satisfaction of a job well done, and the satisfaction of watching people you don't know post rude things about you on the internet, while pretending to congratulate you.
*Players may be eligible for prizes from the general CBS Sports prizes. There are no prizes for winning our group, though.