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Give yourself a reason to keep watching the tournament after the first weekend.
We're still a week away from when the play-in games will be held and nine days away from the tournament really beginning, but that doesn't mean it's too early to put together The Champaign Room's Bracket Pool. It's never too early for a bracket pool!*
Anyway, I don't think I really need to explain to you how a bracket pool works. At least, I hope I don't have to. If I do just ask in the comments below where the whole world can see you and I'll explain it to you. You will then be educated and shamed at the same time, which is the best way to learn if you ask me.
If you want to join just CLICK ON THESE WORDS RIGHT HERE and do so. The password is "illini."
If you don't want to join, that's okay too. Jerk.
*August is too late, not too early