March 12, 2012
2012 Econbrowser NCAA tournament challenge
Enough on oil prices and the Fed. I know what you've all really been waiting for is the 2012 Econbrowser NCAA tournament challenge, where you can test your skills (and luck) at predicting the outcomes of the U.S. college men's basketball tournament. All you have to do is go to the Econbrowser group at ESPN, do some minor registering to create a free ESPN account if you haven't used that site before, and make your picks for the winners of each game. Just make sure you complete your entry before Thursday, because the Econbrowser group only allows predictions before the tournament begins. And be forewarned that some of the people who enter this group really know what they're doing!
Posted by James Hamilton at March 12, 2012 11:32 AMdigg this | reddit
Whole lotta Big Ten!!!
Posted by: 2slugbaits at March 12, 2012 03:34 PM
Lotta Big Ten here as well, to a point anyway. Between this and the 70-degree weather the rest of this week in Dairyland. BRING IT! Hey Menzie - you got any side bets planned for that possible second-round matchup with Harvard? You got connections out there, right?
By the way, is that former Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca in our group?
Posted by: Jake formerly of the LP at March 12, 2012 07:41 PM
Big Ten? How about the Big 12!!! Whoo-hoo - go 'Hawks!! Can't wait to knock out Purdue.
Posted by: Mike at March 13, 2012 08:52 AM
Mike The Big Ten is where Big 12 teams go when they get full size (e.g., Nebraska). Unfortunately, neither conference is much on arithmetic skills, with the Big Ten having twelve teams and the Big 12 having ten teams.
Posted by: 2slugbaits at March 13, 2012 02:50 PM
I know y'all have an econometric model carefully calibrated to historical data!! bring it!!
Posted by: dwb at March 14, 2012 06:04 AM
Perhaps, but the corollary is that the Pac 12 is where non-KU Big12 teams go if they want a chance to win a conference championship in basketball(e.g., Colorado). That's just embarrassing.
Posted by: Mike at March 14, 2012 07:07 AM