Intrepid Red Reporter JoshuaR mentioned on Twitter that he would like to see a Red Reporter 2013 NCAA tournament pool. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I volunteered to run it if needed. Now, I know we have had these in the past, but I am not sure who ran them, and I don't want to step on anyone's toes. But if there is interest and no one minds, I would be glad to set it up. I will even volunteer to offer prizes:
4th place prize: I buy you a BEER! (some restrictions apply. See below for details).
(local residents only. Must be at least 21 years of age. If you are not local to the area or are under 21, I will think about beer really hard in your general direction, and one might appear).
3rd Place: I buy you TWO BEERS!! (some restrictions apply. See below for details.)
(same restrictions as above, but I will think about beer twice as hard in your general direction, so it is sure to work, I swear).
2nd place: I WILL SING THE FIGHT SONG OF YOUR ALMA MATER or FAVORITE UNIVERSITY and RECORD IT, JUST FOR YOU! (some restrictions apply. see below for details).
(note: I cannot sing for shit. This offer implies no guarantees as to quality).
1st place: YOU RECEIVE YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT: A NOVEL by WALTER TEVIS
Why? Because Walter Tevis is A NATIONAL FUCKING TREASURE, and it is a GODDAMN SHAME that his work is not more widely known. He is also a Kentucky/Ohio boy who taught at OU, UK, NKU, and many other places in the area. He wrote the goddamned HUSTLER (the one about a pool player, not the dirty magazine) and also wrote the greatest book about chess ever (see above). He was a FUCKING GENIUS and really, y'all should just read him already.
So, any interest? Lemme know