So, picking the winners of games based on who has the best mascot seems to be a winning strategy. Madville is the official winner of the NCAA tournament pool, which just goes to show that you can't outsmart these things. You can study your KenPom and debate over RPI and worship Joe Lunardi, but at the end of the day that stuff is all of very limited value in a single-elimination competition full of random events and drunken referees (seriously, how else do you explain this):
NOT A FOUL
So, Madville, there is a brand new copy of The Queen's Gambit waiting for you. You can e-mail me your address, or I can simply give it to you next time we see each other at a bar. I believe the boys will be out next Wednesday, so you should stop by.
Derek, you finished second, so I gotta sing for you. You can simply let me know which fight song you want in the comments, and I will post a YouTube link once it is complete. It better not be whatever piece of crap the Buckeyes call a fight song, though.
In a very convenient turn of events, Farney and ManBearPig win the beer (Farney 2, MBP 1). Obviously, it will be easy enough for me to pay you off. Incidentally, this prize is for standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, any variety. I will not be purchasing some nuclear mutant one-gallon giant bullshit thing like what Farney posted the other day.
Of course, Jeremy is the true winner here, as he got to go down to Atlanta and watch his team
cheat win the whole damn thing.