I am a big March Madness fan, and have still watched a ton of games, but for whatever reason, I didn’t even consider filling out a bracket. While its an ideal activity to “compete” against others online, I think not having a friendly pool amongst friends (not knowing when the money would exchange hands) reduced some of the motivation.
It’s really easy to set up a group on ESPN and it tracks everyone’s totals and possible points left. I set it up for work. Once you get it set up, the hard part is sending the invites to people.
@mtb002 Yeah, that was what I was trying to say. Setting up a bracket and tracking a group’s picks online is easy. Removing the monetary part is what demotivated it for me (my office is all working from home). I guess everyone could Venmo/Paypal the winner, but forcing everyone to sign up for a $5 wager didn’t seem worth the effort. And quite frankly, with some of the guys I work with, if you don’t collect their cash on the front end, they are going to try to stiff you when they don’t win.