Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Madness Perfect Bracket Contests 2008

The team here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives has done all the research for you to make the most of your March Madness 2008 experience. Hint to our readers: the contests get better as you scroll down.

First, ESPN has posted their 2008 March Madness Tournament Challenge, and I'm afraid $10,000 is not nearly as interesting as a million bucks. You'd think with sponsors like State Farm and Sprint, ESPN could pony up the money to make it a little more interesting for us.

The CBS Sports Bracket Challenge is offering a chance to win a trip for four to the Final Four in 2009. In Detroit.

Sports Illustrated is running the SI Bracket Challenge through Facebook, with $15,000 in prizes.

The best contest I've found so far (during a search for the dates for the ACC Tournament) is courtesy of and the Carolina Ford Dealers of Raleigh, NC. They're offering $100,000 for someone who picks all the games correctly, and it looks like you fill in your bracket as the tournament goes along instead of the full bracket up front.


Winner of the most bizarre March Madness site goes to (you'll NEVER guess): John McCain, for his McCain Basketball Bracket web site ("compare your bracket with John McCain's bracket"). Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers, I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!! It seems to be a way that John McCain is trying to lure voters in to his official web site to provide good old-fashioned Republican propaganda and to give you the opportunity to donate to his campaign. I love it....but he is not offering $1,000,000 for the perfect bracket. Even if he's elected.


Won't somebody please offer up a chance for a $1,000,000 perfect bracket?


Updated just after midnight on 3/7/08:

Update 3/6/08: Hey, I found one!!! After quite a bit of Googling, I learned that will pay one million dollars for the perfect bracket. All I had to give up to register was my e-mail address, snail mail address, and phone number. One important rule: only one entry per person/household, so make it a good one. While there are several other sites that show up with this contest on Google, all of them appear to link to


What's better than a million bucks? How about $5 million from Yahoo in the Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick 'Em 2008!! Yahoo even lets each person/household/Yahoo ID fill out five (5) different brackets for five shots at the $5 million.

Having found our readers all of the March Madness Perfect Bracket Challenges you need, Roxiticus Desperate Housewives must rest. If you're the one with the perfect bracket, please thank us with an appropriate share of your winnings.


--josh-- said...

My wife's nephew (he goes to grad school in Princeton) made up his own final four formula. He was in the ESPN contest, and they reward upsets based on how low the upsetting seed. He figured, no top seed loses in the first round. So he picked all the 1 and 2 and 3 seeds, then all the 13, 12, 11, 10, and 9 seeds (gambling on the high return for upsets in the games not featuring a top-3 seed.) After two rounds he was SECOND on ESPN. I don't know how he picks 'em from there on though.

And since when did you become such a college basketball fan?