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Tribe NCAA Basketball Tourney Pool

loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
Hi Everyone,

As per the past every year, I've run or someone else has run a Tribe NCAA tourney pool.

Sign up here:
http://www.sportsline.com/registration?master_product=150&end=http://cbs.sportsline.com/

The name of our pool is 'Tribe Magazine'.

Alternately, if you want to do so, PM me your desired email address and I'll send out invites.

If people want to put down $10 and have someone like Paypal hold it in escrow, I'm game.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers,
J<
 

patri©k

TRIBE Member
would we pick right through to the finals from the start... or pick each round as they come about?

I'd be down... as for the paypal, I'm unsure as to how I'd collect after I won, could you explain a little further? :)

thx.
 

~Loress~

TRIBE Member
saweeet! im in!

The New York Times reported Sunday that according to a job-search firm, the 2006 NCAA men's basketball tournament will cost American companies $3.6 billion in lost worker productivity.

hehe
 

loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
I'd say we go from start to finish. No need to complicate matters round by round.

As for Paypal, I do believe they have some sort of escrow service but I could be mistaken.

BTW, cut off is Thursday, March 13th at 12 noon.

Cheers,
J<
 
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futronic

TRIBE Member
Note that the cutoff is Thursday, March 16th at noon. I'm looking forward to winning the pool once again. :p

BTW, I thought the pool name was just "tribe"?

-- Jay aka Fut
 

futronic

TRIBE Member
And the picks are from the start. Note that I've changed the scoring system for this year. Points are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 for selecting winners in each round, with bonus points for the seed that wins. I.e., if a 9 seed beats the 8 seed in the first round, you would get 10 points (1 for the win, 9 bonus for the seed winner). If a 12 seed beats a 4 seed in the second round it would be 14 points (2 for the win, 12 for the seed bonus).

-- Jay aka Fut
 

loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
futronic said:
And the picks are from the start. Note that I've changed the scoring system for this year. Points are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 for selecting winners in each round, with bonus points for the seed that wins. I.e., if a 9 seed beats the 8 seed in the first round, you would get 10 points (1 for the win, 9 bonus for the seed winner). If a 12 seed beats a 4 seed in the second round it would be 14 points (2 for the win, 12 for the seed bonus).

-- Jay aka Fut
Jay, I actually started up a new group because I wasn't sure you were in. If you want to run with the old one, we can.

My pool is: Tribe Magazine
Yours: tribe

Lets decide which one to keep.

Cheers,
J<
 

futronic

TRIBE Member
Why don't we keep the old one? It's got the standings for each pool going back to 2003. Would be nice to keep track year after year.

-- Jay aka Fut
 
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loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
Old one it is. To keep things simple, register and look for 'tribe' and register using your current Tribe handle.

Cheers,
J<
 
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Chicago Kid

TRIBE Member
March 14, 2006

TV Sports

N.C.A.A. Fans Courted With Free Webcasts
By RICHARD SANDOMIR

THERE was a time, until the late 1990's, when the only way to watch the N.C.A.A. tournament games that weren't on CBS was to buy DirecTV's satellite package.

Then three years ago, CBS made these out-of-market games available as a video streaming product on the Internet.

In each case, the additional service had to be purchased — $59 for the satellite product and $19.95 for the online games. Neither attracted an audience that threatened CBS's broadcast audience. There were 90,000 buyers for the DirecTV package last year and 20,000 to 25,000 for the broadband offering that was on cstv.com.

But starting Thursday, CBS is seeking a much larger Internet audience by offering, free, the tournament's first 56 games, through March 24, on cbssportsline.com, cstv.com and ncaasports.com. Of those games, a maximum of 37 will be available because the local game in each home market will be blacked out online.

CBS switched to the free policy because Internet broadband capabilities have improved, demand among users for video products is growing and advertisers are more willing than ever to support the medium.

"To get people to embrace a new technology, it's a vast improvement if you can introduce the product for free," said Larry Kramer, the president of CBS's digital media operations.

Kramer said there would be enough capacity behind March Madness on Demand to allow at least 200,000 people to use it simultaneously, but he expects in total that millions will eventually watch. Advance sign-ups are already nearing 200,000.

"We've built enough capacity to exceed any other planned event in the history of the Web," Kramer said.

He added that the largest such event was the Live 8 global concert last July, in which aol.com carried 175,000 video streams at once.

To manage the expected surge of users, especially on the first two days of the tournament, the system will create a cyberwaiting-room that will clear out only when other fans have logged off. Users will be asked every 30 minutes if they are still watching, and if they don't respond affirmatively within five minutes, their connections will be terminated. That would be the interactive version of one's spouse or child flipping from your favorite episode of "Pittsnoggle the Mountaineer" to "Dr. Phil."

Already the advertising booked for the online product has exceeded the amount of subscriber revenue amassed last year, said Joe Ferreira, the executive producer of CBS Sportsline. "We felt the free model would increase the number of eyeballs seeing the sponsors' messages," he said. Commercials different from those on CBS will be inserted into the streamed games.

Creating a significant revenue stream from the Internet was part of CBS's strategy in 1998 when it signed an 11-year, $6 billion extension of its N.C.A.A. deal, which granted the network all marketing and media rights to March Madness and to the championships of a raft of other sports.

"We signed the deal during the Internet boom, when people said it would surpass television and the movies," said Sean McManus, the president of CBS News and Sports. "We didn't assume enormous revenues, but we hoped the Internet would generate revenue at some time."

That time, he said, is starting now, and if Internet cash assumes greater prominence in CBS's revenue stream, it may help offset its steadily increasing annual rights fee for March Madness, which will spike above $600 million at the end of its N.C.A.A. deal in 2014. McManus declined to say if the tournament is profitable now, but it's likely that CBS will have a more difficult time making a buck when the rights fee soars in the coming years.

McManus and Kramer believe there is little likelihood of Internet viewers of the men's tournament cannibalizing CBS's traditional viewership. Last year, the tournament had 141.7 million viewers (which reflects the amount of people who watched at least six minutes of the total 67 hours).

"If you're watching on the Internet, you're already an enthusiastic fan," McManus said, "and if you are, I can't imagine that if you have a TV that it wouldn't be tuned to CBS. I can't see the computer as an alternative to TV."

The advent of free March Madness on the Internet may force Challenger, Gray and Christmas, an outplacement company, to revise its estimate of nearly $4 billion in productivity lost as workers use their computers to monitor their teams' fates during the tournament.

The blame for this falls squarely with CBS, which might be the rare company where such goofing off is considered a corporate requirement.

AWESOME! Well, there goes Thursday and Friday's productivity out the window.
 

~Loress~

TRIBE Member
im not so saavy with these online pools..
ive registered with "loress"... gone to bracket managers... now what? where does it give you the option to join?

excuse my retardation :p
 
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2canplay

TRIBE Member
~Loress~ said:
im not so saavy with these online pools..
ive registered with "twocanplay"... gone to bracket managers... now what? where does it give you the option to join?

excuse my retardation :p
..
 

agentRC4

TRIBE Member
cbssportsline is the gayest site out for NCAA. How the fuck do you register???

Everytime I register I register a new league for the NCAA?


Yahoo is soooooo much easier.
 

agentRC4

TRIBE Member
since I can't figure out sportsline,

Yahoo

group ID: 112520
Name: Tribe
password: ncaa

soo much easier

GL all
 

futronic

TRIBE Member
I'm not a fan of Yahoo's pool. Sportsline is simple and to the point. Dunno why you guys are having such a hard time joining an existing pool.

-- Jay aka Fut
 

SneakyPete

TRIBE Member
I've been in the Tribe pool since it first started and I am also having problems finding the existing pool. First of all, sportsline has 4 different NCAA pools, which one are we playing? It would help if whoever is organzing this post the exact details needed to sign up.

ie.
login:
pass:
group:
or whatever is needed.
 
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