Since enough people, including myself, grumbled about the intrusiveness of the signup process for the Yahoo! tournament pool, I’ve opened a new group on ESPN. To avoid confusion I am asking the mods to lock the previous thread.
Group Name: SDMB Bracketeers
Group ID: 540132
Password: cecil123 (lowercase - I got it right this time!)
I wanted to get the group set up so that people could get their brackets in. Once I’ve had a chance to get familiar with the ESPN setup I’ll post more details about scoring, etc.
OK, as far as I can tell, it looks like custom scoring is not an option in the ESPN pool. It looks like they have the following scoring in place:
[li]Round 2: 10 points per pick[/li][li]Round 3: 20 points per pick[/li][li]Round 4: 40 points per pick[/li][li]Round 5: 80 points per pick[/li][li]Round 6: 160 points per pick[/li][li]Championship: 320 points per pick[/li][/ul]
I think the default on ESPN was actually unlimited brackets. I set it to three, which is what we’ve had over on Yahoo the last few years. I think most folks only submit one bracket anyway, but feel free to submit as many as you want up to the max.
Not pleased about this. I went through the annoying shit for the Yahoo one, and I don’t feel like trying to duplicate my brackets from there. I’m irritated that there is apparently not going to be any discussion for those who, like me, might not feel happy about making new brackets and doing the registration process all over again somewhere else.
I’m out, thanks but no thanks.
I’ll monitor the other one. No discussion here, since you closed that thread on the SDMB, but oh well. Sucks is all. I think the OP should just have either planned better (since Yahoo blows) or stuck to his guns.
Sorry Knorf and everyone else who’s been inconvenienced by the pool shuffling this year. I will admit to royally screwing things up this year. :smack:
The Yahoo group is still open for anyone who wants to add a bracket there, or already has one and doesn’t want to enter another one at ESPN. I’ll see if I can change the scoring in the Yahoo group to match ESPN’s, and will show brackets from both groups in the rankings. So if you have a bracket in the Yahoo group, you’re still in the game.