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  • Posted: March 14, 2021 9:12:54 pm
  • Get in on the excitement of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Compete for a chance to win comic books compliments of 1573 (see first post below for details)!

    When you sign up make your bracket your CBR user name.

    Get in the action now!

    Group: ComicBookRealm
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  • Posted: March 14, 2021 10:51:11 pm
  • that's right, i will be providing prizes for the top 3 finishers. all i ask is that the prize winners cover a portion of the shipping. as soon as i figure out what the prizes will be (yes, free comics. but how many?), i can figure out the shipping costs.

    so, stay tuned for more details and get your picks in.
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 8:27:31 am
  • Thanks for this. Completing a bracket is fun. Just like playing basketball, I love it and I'm terrible at it.
    Did I err?
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 9:15:19 am
  • I'm in. Have never done a basketball bracket before, but I'm a Hawkeye so Iowa for the win!
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 10:17:03 am
  • GCH91 said:
    I'm in. Have never done a basketball bracket before, but I'm a Hawkeye so Iowa for the win!


    Same! Luka Garza’s gonna take them to the Final Four at least. Hoping, anyway.
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 10:24:58 am
  • Just filled out my bracket...should be fun!
    In pursuit of what Marvel considers the entire Hulk legacy run... with a few adjustments.

    Current level of completeness: 71.04%
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 8:19:16 pm
  • ok, i'm in.

    now, what everyone is playing for is a mystery box of roughly 50 comics. i have prizes for the top 3 finishers. roughly 150 books going out as prizes.

    winners pay $8 toward shipping of a medium priority box.

    if i should happen to win 1 of the boxes, i will pass it on to the next person. also, if a winner does not want their prize, it will go to the next person.

    unfortunately, i can only ship within the united states.

    if there are questions regarding the prizes, just post here.

    let's have some fun.
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 8:46:54 pm
  • Thanks for doing this, 1573.

    Baylor FTW!
    Did I err?
  • Posted: March 15, 2021 9:30:39 pm
  • Done...I love Michigan, but i know better, so i went with my birth state....Illinois lol (plus they got a great squad this year).

    And thanks 1573, ive never won, but i know youve done this the past few years and its awesome...so Great Job!!

    Last edited March 15, 2021 9:42:15 pm
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  • Posted: March 16, 2021 9:32:25 am
  • Thanks for setting this up... I've made my terrible picks and am ready to go.
  • Posted: March 16, 2021 1:10:27 pm
  • AmZoMBiE said:
    Done...I love Michigan, but i know better, so i went with my birth state....Illinois lol (plus they got a great squad this year).

    And thanks 1573, ive never won, but i know youve done this the past few years and its awesome...so Great Job!!
    Let's hope you do better then last time Zom Razz Dancing Wink
    nem·e·sis
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  • Posted: March 16, 2021 3:41:46 pm
  • 24 people entered so far. nice.
  • Posted: March 18, 2021 8:04:44 pm
  • arbogasts said:
    I'm in
    1573 it's been a while
    Doughboy I missed this

    welcome back!
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  • Posted: March 19, 2021 10:19:33 am
  • 58 people entered with roughly an hour before game 1 starts. hmmmmmm, 58 people. gives me an idea.
  • Posted: March 19, 2021 11:38:29 am
  • LET THE MADNESS BEGIN!!!
  • Posted: March 19, 2021 6:51:23 pm
  • wow, didnt expect Ohio State out in Round 1, glad i only had them going 2 rounds lol...
    "How to destroy a man... Grant him his heart's desire." --Victor Von Doom
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    Latest Additions
    NYX #3 - 1st X-23
    Amazing Spider Man #78 - 1st Prowler
    Avengers #55 - 1st Ultron
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    Avengers #196 - 1st full Taskmaster
  • Posted: March 19, 2021 6:58:37 pm
  • AmZoMBiE said:
    wow, didnt expect Ohio State out in Round 1, glad i only had them going 2 rounds lol...


    Glad I picked that upset.
  • Posted: March 20, 2021 3:36:04 pm
  • ATTENTION! ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!!!

    i have a special announcement regarding prizes coming once the 1st round is complete.
  • Posted: March 20, 2021 3:41:04 pm
  • Is it that I am that good I automatically win?
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  • Posted: March 20, 2021 3:58:00 pm
  • just something i thought would be an interesting stat.

    picked winners:
    gonzago 21
    illinois 14
    baylor 5
    michigan 4
    ohio state 3 (out)
    iowa 2
    kansas 2
    virginia 2
    texas 1
    florida state 1
    oklahoma state 1
    oklahoma 1
    oregon state 1
  • Posted: March 20, 2021 3:59:20 pm
  • dough boy said:
    Is it that I am that good I automatically win?


    anything is possible.

    unlikely, but possible.
  • Posted: March 21, 2021 2:29:30 am
  • now that the 1st round is over, i have an announcement regarding prizes. as staed before i am doing prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. but now, i am also doing a prize for LAST place. that's right, prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and LAST.

    after round 1, i am tied for 52nd with 180 points.

    and this is what i still have in.....

    18/32
    12/16
    7/8
    4/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.
  • Posted: March 21, 2021 2:33:22 am
  • picked winners:
    gonzago 21
    illinois 14
    baylor 5
    michigan 4
    ohio state 3 (out)
    iowa 2
    kansas 2
    virginia 2 (out)
    texas 1 (out)
    florida state 1
    oklahoma state 1
    oklahoma 1
    oregon state 1
  • Posted: March 21, 2021 7:04:07 am
  • 1573 said:
    now that the 1st round is over, i have an announcement regarding prizes. as staed before i am doing prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. but now, i am also doing a prize for LAST place. that's right, prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and LAST.

    after round 1, i am tied for 52nd with 180 points.

    and this is what i still have in.....

    18/32
    12/16
    7/8
    4/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.


    Last = minimum 1 point?
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  • Posted: March 21, 2021 8:30:15 am
  • dough boy said:
    1573 said:
    now that the 1st round is over, i have an announcement regarding prizes. as staed before i am doing prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. but now, i am also doing a prize for LAST place. that's right, prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and LAST.

    after round 1, i am tied for 52nd with 180 points.

    and this is what i still have in.....

    18/32
    12/16
    7/8
    4/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.


    Last = minimum 1 point?



    that's why i waited until after the 1st round and picks were locked. there is 1 person who didn't get their bracket completed before 1st game started. they are disqualified from the last place prize.
  • Posted: March 21, 2021 2:19:36 pm
  • welp i lost...dang illinois lol...
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    Avengers #196 - 1st full Taskmaster
  • Posted: March 21, 2021 4:08:34 pm
  • my mid-west bracket is officially dead. can't pick up any more points from there.
  • Posted: March 23, 2021 5:49:41 pm
  • after round 2, i am tied for 35th with 340 points.

    and this is what i still have in.....

    8/16
    5/8
    3/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.


    picked winners:
    gonzago 21
    illinois 14 (out)
    baylor 5
    michigan 4
    ohio state 3 (out)
    iowa 2 (out)
    kansas 2 (out)
    virginia 2 (out)
    texas 1 (out)
    florida state 1
    oklahoma state 1 (out)
    oklahoma 1 (out)
    oregon state 1

    Last edited March 23, 2021 5:53:08 pm
  • Posted: March 23, 2021 9:32:02 pm
  • Brutal opening round there. It's going to get better right?
  • Posted: March 23, 2021 11:15:43 pm
  • greenwave said:
    Brutal opening round there. It's going to get better right?


    you're doing better than most.
  • Posted: March 23, 2021 11:44:02 pm
  • I blame my kids. Both have been accepted at Loyola of Chicago so I took a gamble on them. Laughing
  • Posted: March 26, 2021 7:47:23 am
  • come on, lets see what everyone has left going into the sweet 16.

    here's mine.....

    8/16
    5/8
    3/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.
  • Posted: March 26, 2021 8:00:54 am
  • Let's just say I don't think I am doing well. Granted, probably what I get for choosing what mascot could win in a fight. Laughing
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  • Posted: March 26, 2021 1:12:20 pm
  • Let's see...

    10/16
    4/8
    4/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still good.

    I think I'm going to lose a final four team or 2 in this round. Ah well...

    Roll, Wave, Roll!
  • Posted: March 26, 2021 1:28:54 pm
  • Excited that somehow I'm in 1st after all these upsets. Been fun to do this since I didn't get to do a bracket at work this years
  • Posted: March 29, 2021 3:49:04 pm
  • going into the elite 8, i am tied for 20th with 500 points.

    and this is what i still have in.....

    4/8
    2/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.


    picked winners:
    gonzago 21
    illinois 14 (out)
    baylor 5
    michigan 4
    ohio state 3 (out)
    iowa 2 (out)
    kansas 2 (out)
    virginia 2 (out)
    texas 1 (out)
    florida state 1 (out)
    oklahoma state 1 (out)
    oklahoma 1 (out)
    oregon state 1
  • Posted: March 31, 2021 9:22:05 am
  • going into the final 4, i am tied for 16th with 660 points.

    and this is what i still have in.....

    2/4
    2/2
    and my winner is still in.


    picked winners:
    gonzago 21
    illinois 14 (out)
    baylor 5
    michigan 4 (out)
    ohio state 3 (out)
    iowa 2 (out)
    kansas 2 (out)
    virginia 2 (out)
    texas 1 (out)
    florida state 1 (out)
    oklahoma state 1 (out)
    oklahoma 1 (out)
    oregon state 1 (out)
  • Posted: March 31, 2021 9:56:39 am
  • Did I win?
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  • Posted: March 31, 2021 10:00:50 am
  • dough boy said:
    Did I win?


    not yet. still 3 more games to go.
  • Posted: March 31, 2021 10:08:30 am
  • Looks like I need Gonzaga to lose, Baylor to go to championship, and UCLA to win it all to maybe have a chance...
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  • Posted: March 31, 2021 10:30:57 am
  • Can anyone tell me if I still show in the group. When I go to check my bracket it no longer shows comicbookrealm group for me. I was I'm the top 8 last I knew.
  • Posted: March 31, 2021 11:44:41 am
  • Mtrusty81 said:
    Can anyone tell me if I still show in the group. When I go to check my bracket it no longer shows comicbookrealm group for me. I was I'm the top 8 last I knew.
    You're on there, tied for 5th.
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  • Posted: March 31, 2021 2:26:36 pm
  • 21 people have gonzaga to win. 5 have baylor. if it's them in the finals, it's gonna come down to everyone's tie breaker score. nobody has this completely locked up. anyone in the top 11 could win this.
  • Posted: March 31, 2021 4:26:34 pm
  • No one was crazy enough to pick UCLA to win the tournament. That would have been interesting!

    I may be tied for 21st, but I picked Baylor to beat Gonzaga in the final game. If that is exactly what happens, my final score could still win.
    Did I err?
  • Posted: April 4, 2021 4:07:35 pm
  • and here we go. the championship game is coming up. i feel that a bit of clarification may be needed.

    - there are 4 boxes of comics all packed up. none of them are intentionally any better than the others. all random. you may find something worth while, you may not.

    - if there are ties for 1st, 2nd or 3rd, prize winners will be determined by the order that the system puts you on the board. basically, the 1st 3 people listed will get the prizes. if there are multiple people tied for 3rd, the 1st one listed gets the prize.

    - i have the prize boxes stacked. the prize winner who gets me their mailing info and pays their part of the shipping 1st, gets the top box. again, differences in box "values" are based on your opinion.

    - once the final scoreboard is complete, i will post the 4 winners here. prize winners have until 5/1/21 to claim prizes. after May 1st, they are null and void.

    none of this is new. these are the same conditions we have used in the past. anyone who has played here before when i've donated the prizes (i think there are a few still around) can verify. if there are any questions, please post them here.
  • Posted: April 7, 2021 5:11:47 pm
  • i still need the following prize winners to contact me,

    bestmode42
    bookwoim2
    firenme8
  • Posted: April 11, 2021 5:45:45 pm
  • i still need the following prize winners to contact me,

    bestmode42
    firenme8

    if you want to forfeit your prize, let me know and i will contact the next person in line.
  • Posted: April 24, 2021 3:20:00 pm
  • Just got my prize shipment. There were some items in it that I already wanted and some I had never heard of. I'll have a great time reading them all. Thank you very much! This is the first time I've ever come in first place in a March Madness bracket. Had a great time making my picks and watching the games, and I'm look forward to playing again next year.
    Did I err?
  • Posted: June 26, 2021 11:06:10 am
  • Prize books arrived a few days ago; very nice potpourri of comics ranging from Copper to Modern era... will be reading for quite a while! Laughing

    Thanks 1573!!! Dancing
    Pick-ups this month
    ?

    On the way...
    The Avengers (Vol. 1) #58
    Silver Surfer (Vol. 1) #2
    Crisis on Infinite Earths DC/Wal-Mart 100-pg Giant


    Submitted/Back from CGC...
    ?

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