Every March my buddies and I would put a dollar into a pool and pick our winning brackets. As we got older , and lives changed, it became increasingly difficult to get together to pick our brackets.

Much of the fun of the tournament was seeing what teams others picked, showing off your bracket, and talking a little trash about how terrible their picks were.

So in 2001 Matt' was born.

That first year was just a bracket in a simple form and one page showing the rankings. We had a good time viewing each others brackets and following the rankings all on the internet.

We had 15 entries that first year. In 2002 we began using a program called Turbo Tourney for

That year underdog scoring was added, and the word got out about We had 79 entries the second year.

Over the years has really become a tradition every March. Many players return the following year in hopes this is the year they will pick the winning bracket.

There are no prizes given at -- other than some major bragging rights.

Let the madness begin...