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Basketball fans, make your picks

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The brackets for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are set. That means basketball fans across the land are busy picking the winners of each round of play and doing their best to predict which of 64 teams will be crowned NCAA champ.

Once again, is offering an online brackets contest. The national contest offers a cool shot at a million bucks to a player who picks all of the games correctly. A $10,000 prize is on the line for picking all but one or two games correctly and participants can win $1,000 if they miss just three games. There’s also a grand prize ” an iPod Touch ” for the player who does pick the most games correctly (there are tiebreaker procedures in place).

In addition, the local reader with the highest score will win an Aspen restaurant gift certificate (we’ll draw a name in the event of a tie).

The brackets must be filled out before Round 1 play begins on March 19. The championship game takes place April 6. Go to to play. Players can track their progress and the nationwide leaderboard as the tournament progresses.

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