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The 13th Annual CAG March Madness Contest - Sign-up Now Until Tipoff on 3/16! Picks Open 3/12!

#1 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67941 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  


Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:02 AM

The FirstSecondThirdFourthFifthSixthSeventhEighthNinthTenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Annual March Madness contests have gone very well with all of them going down to the wire in determining the winners. I've got a few games to add to the prize pool right now and will be adding more before signups are over, though I would love to have some donated games from generous CAGs to help add to the pool. I'd prefer new, sealed games, but would accept opened games as long as they're mint and complete,  If you'd like to donate games, please PM me. This contest will be conducted through Yahoo's Tourney Pick-'em set-up, which streamlines the process and just lets everyone worry about their picks. You can find the quick link to the group here.


Current Prize Pool - More on the Way!

12 month PS+ or XBL Gold Code - FriskyTanuki
$20 BB, Nintendo, or PSN Card Code - pablo escobar
:pc: A Virus Named Tom Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Beat Hazard Ultra Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: Call of Duty Ghosts - Sealed - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: or :3ds: Citizens of Earth code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Darksiders II code - FriskyTanuki
:xb1: Dead Rising 3 - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: Deus Ex Mankind Divided - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Devil May Cry HD Collection code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: The Fall code - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Final Fight Double Impact code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Freedom Planet code - FriskyTanuki
:xb1: Gears of War 1/2/3/Judgment Codes - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Guacamelee! Gold Edition Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: Gunman Clive code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: Infamous: Second Son - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: The Last of Us Remastered - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Lost Planet 3 code - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Mega Man 9 & 10 Combo Pack code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: Mighty Switch Force! code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: MLB The Show 16 - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: Moon Chronicles Episode 1 code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Mushroom 11 Steam code #1 - Shojsauce
:pc: Mushroom 11 Steam code #2 - Shojsauce
:3ds: Nano Assault EX code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Octodad Dadliest Catch Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Okami HD code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: :3ds: OlliOlli code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: :3ds: [2nd] OlliOlli code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: One Piece Pirate Warrior 3 Steam Code - Shojsauce
:ps4: Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Remember Me code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: or :ps3: Resident Evil 0 Remastered code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: or :ps3: Resident Evil HD code - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: Retro City Rampage DX (Game & Theme) codes - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: Rhythm Thief & the Emporer's Treasure code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Runbow code - FriskyTanuki
:xb1: Ryse: Son of Rome - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Song of the Deep Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Sportsball code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: The Stanley Parable Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Stardew Valley Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: SteamWorld Dig code - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: SteamWorld Dig code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: or :ps3: Strider code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Super Hexagon Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - FriskyTanuki
:ps3: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix code - FriskyTanuki
:3ds: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: The Swapper Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: Swords & Soldiers II code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Thirty Flights of Loving Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: Titanfall 2 - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:wiiu: :3ds: Tom Nook Amiibo - Sealed - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Total War: Warhammer Steam code - Shojsauce
:pc: Tower of Guns Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: Until Dawn - Like New - FriskyTanuki
:pc: VVVVVV Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:pc: Waking Mars Steam code - FriskyTanuki
:ps4: The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - Like New - FriskyTanuki

:3ds: Woah Dave! code - FriskyTanuki

:ps3: Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 code - FriskyTanuki

:pc: World of Goo Steam code - FriskyTanuki


Will have more to add to the pool over the coming days as I gather more items for the pool.


Right now, the tourney itself is still being set up and will be set in stone on Selection Sunday (check out ESPN or whoever else that's doing coverage). However, in the meanwhile, you can sign up and join the CAG group to reserve your spot. The deadline to get your picks in is five minutes before the first game starts on Thursday, March 16.

Entry Guide: Just head to here to create your bracket and then go here and enter the group ID# (7079) and password (garthshipwreck) to sign up and join the group. The only thing I require of you is to post here if your pick set name or Yahoo ID doesn't match your CAG ID so that I know it's you.

If I see people who haven't done this the Wednesday night before the tournament starts (March 15), you will be booted. I will have a list of everyone involved, so you have to be on the list to be eligible to win. I will make a check on the list to line up everyone the night before tipoff and boot anyone I cannot link to a CAG username, so you will have a chance to get back in if you let me know who you are. I will make the final sweep just before tipoff and kick any stragglers left on the list. I thought I didn't need to say this, but only one bracket is allowed per CAG. If I catch anybody with two brackets, both will be kicked out if they do not remove one of them.

Two years ago, Yahoo started allowing people to join groups after the tipoff, so I will be changing the password when tipoff happens to prevent late joiners from crashing the party. I would also prefer that those entering the contest be from the United States and Canada to minimize shipping costs and the chances of shipment errors. I also have the ability to alter the rules if other changes to Yahoo's Tourney rules have been made that interfere with the ones for the contest. The group can hold up to 500 people, so I think we'll have enough for anyone that wants to join. If we do reach that total, I'll create a new group for the rest of the CAGs that want to enter.

I will probably pick winners the same way I did last year: the top 3 scorers will get prizes. Depending on how many prizes there are, the top winner will get first pick on the list, then second place, and third place gets what's left. Any donators that win will be barred from choosing their own prizes.

Feel free to chat about the tourney, your team's chances, and all that fun stuff once you sign up. If you have any questions post here. Good luck to everyone that enters.

Also, keep your posts civil and mature. If you can't do that, then don't post in this thread.

#2 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8960 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:00 AM

I'm joining this year...haven't done it before but a regular on here and always making terrible broken brackets. Mine is similar to this name...nitromob instead of nitrosmob. Lets all have fun!

#3 AEJustin1   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ CAGiversary!   774 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:30 AM

I've joined, my username on there is love muffin

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#4 4thHorseman   The New God CAGiversary!   2454 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  


Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

Awesome. Love that you hold this every year Frisky. Thanks again

Bracket is 4thHorseman as well

#5 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1396 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  


Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

This is awesome thanks. Just joined as Last Emp3ror

#6 GoldenBriggsy  


Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

I've joined, thanks for running the contest


my bracket: GoldenBriggsy

#7 MrMayface  


Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

Just signed up as MrMayface
UNC all the way.

#8 onikage   鬼の影 CAGiversary!   4406 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:51 PM

I signed up as onikage.

#9 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29325 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

saved for later 

#10 rlse9   Changos! CAGiversary!   944 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:55 AM

I can't believe I've been a member of the forums since 2005 and have managed to miss this every year...

#11 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11828 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:59 AM

Thanks for running this again....signed up as my screen name.

#12 The Orange Alert  

The Orange Alert

Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

Thanks Frisky. My bracket's name is Orange Alert, which is technically different than my CAG username

#13 ndukechi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   34 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

Joined.  Thanks for tourney.

#14 kona   denham's dentrifice CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:37 AM

Bracket name: boop.


Thanks for doing this every year, Frisky!

#15 CommanderShiro   Teal Mecha CAGiversary!   563 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  


Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:56 AM

Joined. Bracket name: CommanderShiro's Awful Picks

#16 ilRadd   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

I will be joining this year. I will sign up sometime tonight when I get home from work.



Edit: Joined the group. My team name is il Radd's Madness

#17 Dawg Pound   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Dawg Pound

Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

I'm in again this year!  Bracket is same name as on here.  Been looking forward to this!  Thanks!

#18 ThunderChunky62   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   982 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  


Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:51 AM

Thanks for this again. Came real close last two years, hopefully this is my year.

Bracket name is same as name on here

#19 waltercartman   Don't Be A Dingus CAGiversary!   392 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  


Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:32 AM

Good luck everyone

#20 dieselsoccer  


Posted 12 March 2017 - 02:28 AM

Thanks Frisky.  Joined as Diesel

#21 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2916 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for running this again, Frisky!  I'm in, bracket name is Danimal.

#22 ransack  

Posted 12 March 2017 - 02:07 PM

I'm in.  Yahoo name is Ransack

#23 akmgmer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   997 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

Thanks Frisky, I'll give it a shot this year.

#24 admiralsfrk20   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  


Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:17 AM

Yahoo and bracket name is admiralsfan

#25 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1680 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Joined, bracket name is Gravel.  Thanks for running this again Frisky!

#26 RandomHero918  


Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

i'm in there, bracket name: RandomHero918's clueless picks

#27 prnceofpwng   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  


Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:18 PM

Thanks again for running this, my bracket name is Prnceofpwng's power bracket

#28 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6088 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

Steve S, Z-Saber's Super Bracket. Let's go, randomizer!

#29 IceHogs27   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:43 PM

Joined, thanks!!!


Bracketset is IceHogs27

#30 t.neikirk  


Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

Love this time of year.


Yahoo ID- t.neikirk