It's that time again! Our group is renewed, go join it right now so you're ready to go when the brackets unlock on Sunday!
ESPN Tournament Challenge Password: thetoo
If you don't care or don't know anything about the sport, that's absolutely fine! Please just join to be nice to those of us who like to have a big group playing! Just advance random teams, it takes less than three minutes, then you can forget all about it. There's no reason not to do one!
Even if you don't really follow the games go ahead and do a bracket anyway! Even if you don't follow at all! The more participants there are the more fun it is, it doesn't matter at all if you actually know what you're doing. I don't!
This doesn't take any commitment after entry, it's a one time thing. You just join the group, fill your bracket, and that's all there is to it! No further involvement is required, or even possible. The brackets lock when the tournament begins, all that's left to do is sit back and watch how it plays out.
This is the ToO's longest running unofficial annual event; we've done a bracket competition for all but the very first year of this community's existence! (2005 doesn't count because we didn't open until April, and there was no 2020 tournament because of covid.) This is our 16th year! Come be a part of this great tradition!
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Expand below for how to join the group if you need help:
March Madness Live Chats!
For those who do follow the games, I've also set up a Chatroom channel for live chatting the Tournament!
Join #Madness if you're able to be online while you watch, especially if you are rooting for a team due to fandom or bracket picking!
This is a ton of fun when people come by! It's great sharing real time reactions as games go final, comparing the effects on our brackets. Anyone is welcome to come hang out of course, even if you didn't do a bracket. Once the tournament is underway drop in if you have one of the games on and see if anyone else is there.
Schedule of games, dates, times, and channels