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We used this CBS Bracket group in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Go to:
http://wnff.mayhem.cbssports.com

League name: Washington Nationals Fan Forum
Password: zimmerman
League abbreviation: wnff

First Place: Bragging rights only. Second place:  "I could have won if only..." Third  place: I got Third Place.

I set this up with the Add Seed Scoring option, which rewards picking upsets.  Examples: If a 12 seed beats a 5 seed, you add 12 points.  If the 5 seed wins, add 5 points to the basic score (which a commissioner can control, unlike ESPN). The base scores for Rounds 4 through Final was increased for 2017:

"First" Round:      We don't pick the 4 play-in games
Second Round:    5 points
Third Round:     10
Fourth Round:   20
Fifth Round:      30
SemiFinals:        40
Finals:                50
Tiebreaker: Total score in final
       
I just sent Invitations from the 2016 email addresses CBS had on file. 
Entry must be created before the first game this NOON Thursday March 16, 2017. You have to set up or log in to a CBS Sports ID.

In past years I set up brackets publicly posted for celebrities, including Brian Mitchell, President Barack Obama, and TV Analyst & NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.

SEND ME A PM (with a valid email address to use) IF YOU CANNOT SIGN UP WITHOUT AN INVITATION. (I can add offline players, if I know their picks, which is how the celebrities are added.) YOU CAN SEND ME A LINK TO ANOTHER BRACKET YOU ENTERED, and it can be added here, even after the games start on Thursday.

Sorry for the delay in setting this up for this year.


Offline nats2playoffs

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The CBS league let me click a button to send Invitations to last year's participants (and I got an invitation), but it does NOT list email addresses for those who it supposedly sent the Invite to. I copied and pasted 7 other email addresses, and it lists those.

If you want to join, and did not get an Invite yet, send me a PM with a valid email address.

HalfSmokes was the 2016 WNFF Champion and sportsfan882 came in 2nd. Neither picked the champion, (both picked North Carolina), but they both cleaned up on points in the first weekend! skippy1999 correctly picked Villavova as 2016 Champion, but didn't do well in early rounds.
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thanks N2P!

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ANOTHER BRACKET GAME TO ENTER:
CSN Bracket Challenge (Comcast Sports Net)
Grand Prize: If you have the highest-scoring bracket in the CSN Bracket Challenge, you will win two (2) floor seats to the Wizards vs. Heat game on April 8, 2017.*

First Prize: If your bracket scores higher than both Chris and Tony, you'll get a coupon code for a free large 1-topping pizza from Papa John's!*

Enter HERE:
http://csnmidatlantic.collegehoops.upickem.net/collegebasketball/registration/login.asp

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically residing in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, or Delaware, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. No transportation provided for Grand Prize winner.

DEADLINE: Thursday March 16, 2017 at 11:59 A.M. ET

I've won free pizza twice in this contest!  :D

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Signed up

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At halftime, #9 Michigan State leads #8 Miami 38-27. for now, skippy1999 leads the WNFF Contest. She picked Michigan State to win it all.:
                                              Best   Best
Rank Team Name          Score Correct Score Correct   Champion
1   skippy1999           233   24   897   54   Michigan St. (112)
2   Chris Miller, CSN     223   23   899   58   N. Carolina (156)
3   Gary Williams MD/AU 215   23   867   56   N. Carolina (155)
4   Sportsfan882         212   22   896   56   Villanova (144)
5   imref                     207   22   889   56   Gonzaga (120)
5   Tony Massenburg, CSN 207   22   839   54   Duke (155)
7   Lintyfresh85           202   22   855   55   Villanova (177)
8   nats2playoffs         201   22   859   55   Duke (154)
9   CALSGR8              180   20   632   43   Maryland (135)
10   Barack Obama     177   20   872   55   N. Carolina (154)

                         
For all the extra time he now has, you'd think that former President Obama would have had better picks for the first round.

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Wait wait wait!   I pick all local teams to win and I'm ahead of Ibama?  🤣

Offline nats2playoffs

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imref is the only WNFF member whose Champion pick is still alive. I took UCLA in a money pool...
                                              Best   Best
Rank Team Name          Score Correct Score Correct   Champion
1   Chris Miller, CSN     402   38   699   48   N. Carolina (156)
2   skippy1999           377   35   494   39   Michigan St. (112)
3   Gary Williams MD/AU 355   35   648   45   N. Carolina (155)
Tony Massenburg, CSN 347   34   568   42   Duke (155)   
5   Barack Obama       334   33   633   43   N. Carolina (154)
5   imref                     334   33   633   43   Gonzaga (120)
7   Lintyfresh85           328   33   633   43   Villanova (177)
8   Sportsfan882         312   31   466   37   Villanova (144)
9   nats2playoffs         311   32   537   40   Duke (154)
10 CALSGR8               294   29   512   37   Maryland (135)

#7 South Carolina upsets #2 Duke in Greenville, South Carolina:

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I'm the only one who picked Gonzaga??

In my other bracket I have Kansas beating Villanova (my other two final four members are Arizona and UNC. )

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imref is the only WNFF member whose Champion pick is still alive.

                                              Best   Best
Rank Team Name          Score Correct Score Correct   Champion
1   Chris Miller, CSN     475   41   567   43   N. Carolina (156)
2   Gary Williams MD/AU 471   40   563   42   N. Carolina (155)
Tony Massenburg, CSN 463   39   463   39   Duke (155)
4   imref                    450   38   542   40   Gonzaga (120)
5   Barack Obama       429   37   521   39   N. Carolina (154)
5   skippy1999           429   37   429   37   Michigan St. (112)
7   Lintyfresh85          423   37   464   38   Villanova (177)
8  CALSGR8               389   33   389   33   Maryland (135)
9   Sportsfan882         385   34   385   34   Villanova (144)
10  nats2playoffs         353   33   353   33   Duke (154)



Lintyfresh85 has North Carolina in the final, so he can still beat imref, if Gonzaga loses to South Carolina aka Cinderella.

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imref is the only WNFF member whose Champion pick is still alive and has won this contest over WNFF members.
 :worship:  :cheers:
The only question now is if imref out-picked folks from CSN. Picks by three people from Comcast SportsNet are posted, to allow comparisons of "number of correct picks" to your own. Their contest has a different scoring system, but this gives you an idea if you could win a free pizza, by getting more points than Chris Miller AND Tony Massenburg. I think there will be few winners of free pizza. CSN's site is not posting their scores this year, which stinks.

                                              Best   Best
Rank Team Name          Score Correct Score Correct   Champion
1   Chris Miller, CSN     516   42   567   43   N. Carolina (156)
2   Gary Williams MD/AU 512   41   563   42   N. Carolina (155)
3   imref                    491   39   542   40   Gonzaga (120)
4   Barack Obama       470   38   521   39   N. Carolina (154)
5   Lintyfresh85          464   38   464   38   Villanova (177)
Tony Massenburg, CSN 463   39   463   39   Duke (155)
5   skippy1999           429   37   429   37   Michigan St. (112)
8  CALSGR8               389   33   389   33   Maryland (135)
9   Sportsfan882         385   34   385   34   Villanova (144)
10  nats2playoffs         353   33   353   33   Duke (154)


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Congratulation to ImRef - but I can't root for Gonzaga Monday night

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Congratulation to ImRef - but I can't root for Gonzaga Monday night

I was rooting for Oregon to win it all.

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imref has won this contest over WNFF members.
 :worship:  :cheers:
North Carolina (yawn) beats Gonzaga.

CSN's Chris Miller, Gary Williams, and former president Barack Obama all picked North Carolina to win the championship, which they did. CSN's site is not posting their VIP's scores this year, which stinks.

                                              Best   Best
Rank Team Name          Score Correct Score Correct   Champion
1   Chris Miller, CSN     567   43   567   43   N. Carolina (156)
2   Gary Williams MD/AU 563   42   563   42   N. Carolina (155)
3   imref                    491   39   542   40   Gonzaga (120)
4   Barack Obama       470   38   521   39   N. Carolina (154)
5   Lintyfresh85          464   38   464   38   Villanova (177)
Tony Massenburg, CSN 463   39   463   39   Duke (155)
5   skippy1999           429   37   429   37   Michigan St. (112)
8  CALSGR8               389   33   389   33   Maryland (135)
9   Sportsfan882         385   34   385   34   Villanova (144)
10  nats2playoffs         353   33   353   33   Duke (154)