2012 Bracket Challenge
By Andrew Alexander
It’s March and everyone knows what that means: madness is upon us.
The 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament will begin on March 15 and run through April 2 when the national championship will be decided in New Orleans.
The Independent Appeal would like to know who McNairy County thinks will be the champion and how they will get there, so we’re welcoming all to compete in our 2012 Bracket Challenge.
The prize for winning the 2012 Bracket Challenge is a $30 gift certificate to Shaker’s Pizza. Any individual that turns in a perfect bracket, (one turned in on-time and with no misses throughout the entirety of the tournament) will be awarded the GRAND PRIZE of $750.
There is a limit of one bracket entry per contestant. We ask that all entries be turned into our office by 10 a.m. on March 15. If mailed to our office at 111 N. Second Street in Selmer, they must be postmarked by March 14. Entries can also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax at (731) 645-3591, or simply by being dropped off at the office.
Brackets will also be available to be picked up and filled out at Shaker’s Pizza in Selmer and Maximum Health and Fitness in Adamsville. If you wish,you can fill your bracket out at these establishments and leave them at the front desk. They will be picked up by our staff on Thursday afternoon. There is also a downloadable version of the bracket on our Facebook page. Simply click on the picture, download the image, fill out your bracket, and turn it in via email, postal service, fax, or dropoff.
Bracket scoring will be tallied as follows: Round of 64 (2 points per correct pick), Round of 32 (4 points per correct pick), Sweet 16 (6 points per correct pick), Elite 8 (8 points per correct pick), Final Four (10 points per correct pick), NCAA Finals (20 points for a correct pick). There will also be a tie-breaker. Contestants will also guess the final score of the NCAA Finals. If deciding the winner comes down to a tie-breaker scenario, the contestant with the closest composite final score will be victorious.
We at the Independent Appeal wish all McNairy Countians the best of luck with your brackets in 2012.