I first heard the rumors back in December/January; "Warren Buffet was offering $1Billion for a perfect NCAA bracket." I thought to myself; "BS". Why would Warren Buffet offer $1Billion for anything? Turns out those rumors were true.
What you'll actually win is $500 million now or $25 million a year for 40 years, for a total of $1 billion. Either way, that's a ton of money. You just have to pick a perfect NCAA bracket. That as we all know is near to impossible. Who knows in advance which team will be a Cinderella?
Not to mention you'd have to put aside all your biases towards your favorite team/s. I always do at least two brackets every year. My first one always has North Carolina winning it. The second is one where I allow that someone else might win it. But even when I try to be very subjective about it I've never had anything close to a perfect bracket. If you miss one game early it'll cost you 3, 4, or maybe 5 games without adjustments.
But, whose to say one of us couldn't get lucky? Wall Street Journal had an article that said all you had to do was lock yourself in a room for several days and ignore everything else and maybe, just maybe you could pull it off. Heh!
On with the games!!
Mojo Friday Guidelines
Disclaimer; Kinda like the Pirates Code, they're just guidelines, meant for fun. They aren't hard and fast rules.
1) If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
2) Everything you say may be taken as a joke (so if you ask a question, expect a silly answer)
3) You must recommend the diary (and pimp it unapologetically)
4) You don't have to comment to recommend.
5) You can't steal my idea (right, like that ain't goin' to happen. It has in numerous forms, I'm flattered!)
6) Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo.
7) TexDem (that's me) is not bound by the guidelines. Neither are you
Mojo Friday Goals
Disclaimer; These are mostly here for nostalgia, the site has changed so much and the servers have been upgraded to the point I don't think we could fuck with the site with 1000 people participating. 2007 it ain't.
A. At least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.
B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.
C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)
D. At least 200 diary recommends. 300 would be better, spread the word.
E. And always, fun fun fun.
G. (New) Have at least 30 kossacks over 90% participation (see here for some tips).
H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)
I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)
MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.
For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.