Join The Art of Manliness 2009 NCAA March Madness Contest

by Brett & Kate McKay on March 15, 2009 · 32 comments

in Blog, Featured


Today the selections have been made for the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Millions of people across the country are frantically creating their brackets and forming pools. The madness has begun! We thought it would be fun to get The Art of Manliness in on the action by having a March Madness contest. We’ve created a pool just for Art of Manliness readers through CBS Sports. Follow the link and sign up.  It’s completely free. I repeat. You do not have to pay money to be a part of this contest. To join the group, you’ll have to enter the “secret” password: manliness.  After you’re all signed up, you can make your picks. Make sure to sign up before game play starts on March 19.

The rules are simple. Each round is weighted. The points for each correct pick goes up as we progress through the tournament.

  • First round: 1
  • Second round: 2
  • Third round: 4
  • Fourth round: 8
  • Semifinals: 16
  • Finals: 32

In the event of a tie, we will use the final game’s total score as a tie breaker. Meaning, whoever gets closest to predicting the total amount of points scored in the final game will be the winner.

The Prize

What’s a March Madness pool without a handsome reward? The winner of the contest will receive their pick of one of our new Art of Manliness t-shirts and a $25 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse. Nothing better than celebrating your victory with a nice juicy steak.

Good luck!

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chris March 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I need an invitation in order to get to the league login page. Please send an invitation to

2 richard March 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I’m getting the same thing. I’ve got a username/password from previous years, but I need an invite to join.

Thanks for the contest!!

3 Tom March 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I’d love an invite to!

4 TJ March 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I’d like an invite:


5 TonyG March 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Would also like an invited. jasonsdaddee at

6 MikeJ March 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Would love an invite too, have an account at the site now.

Sounds like fun :)

7 Matthew C March 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I would like an invite too.

8 Mario March 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I would like an invite too please.

9 Mitchell Hislop March 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I would also like an invite. Username is mitchhislop, email is mitchell dot hislop at gmail dot com

10 Artimus March 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I would like to request an invite too.

11 Sean Quinn March 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I’d like an invite as well

sdquinn [at] gmail [dot] com

12 Mike March 16, 2009 at 2:09 am

Please send an invite to me. My email is mike underscore kline at comcast dot net.

13 blake March 16, 2009 at 4:57 am

Ditto… blake [at] blakehall [dot] org

14 JTI March 16, 2009 at 5:04 am

An invite would be most appreciated.
I assume you know my email due to its required status in order to post this comment. Thank you very much in advance!

15 Melelaswe March 16, 2009 at 5:14 am
16 Jason March 16, 2009 at 5:17 am

Invite to:

Glad I am not the only to have this problem! Go Fighting Illini!

17 Matthew March 16, 2009 at 5:55 am

I’d like an invite, as well. Email ovpaul [at] gmail


18 Scott March 16, 2009 at 6:17 am

Same issue here… I’d love an invite!

19 kirk March 16, 2009 at 6:22 am

How about an invite

20 MikeM March 16, 2009 at 6:46 am

Sign me up!

mtmartin1106 is my screen-name

21 Wayne March 16, 2009 at 7:39 am

I want to play, too! eyeMblessed is the screen name and I’m pretty sure you automatically see my email address. Thanks!

22 KC March 16, 2009 at 8:05 am

I would like an invite as well. Thanks!

23 CVF March 16, 2009 at 8:08 am

I would like an invite too – please.

24 Thomas Cox March 16, 2009 at 8:10 am

Me too, please.

25 J. Ott March 16, 2009 at 9:14 am

I would as well please.

26 T Kaiser March 16, 2009 at 11:26 am
27 T Kaiser March 16, 2009 at 11:30 am

I would like to be added also –

28 E. Vaughn March 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I’m sure you’re hating this but I would love an invite.

29 kirk March 18, 2009 at 4:47 am

Can you please send me an invite as well. Let me know what else is needed.


30 Phil March 18, 2009 at 8:01 am

please invite
username: ucuccp00

31 Dan March 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I would like an invite if it’s not too late…


32 neville d bowie April 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

James Bowie died fighting to his last breath at the Alamo against Santa Anna.As a result of this battle Texas was annexed from Mexico and low life illiterates like youself can prevaricat and express your opinion freely as a result. God and the multitudes can make their own judgement so at the end of the day your opinion counts for nothing. The Bowies were of proud scottish heritage and helped create the great British Empire which extended throughout the world and left an everlasting imprint.

Neville Bowie,


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