Fill Out Your Brackets!
March Madness is upon us!
With free betting pools (with big prizes), how to watch every game free online and free viewing parties, Funcheap will help you be totally unproductive at work for the next three weeks.
Free NCAA Tournament Pools with Big Prizes
Crocker Galleria $500 March Madness Pool
Crocker Galleria, the mall in the financial district right around the corner from Montgomery Street BART station is running their 5th annual bracket pool. It’s free to enter and first place gets a $500 gift card good at any merchant in the Galleria. Second place gets $250 – not too shabby!
Shanghai Kelly’s March Madness Pool
For years, local dive bars Shanghai Kelly’s and Northstar have run a free NCAA tournament pool. Exact details and log in information will be announced on Monday March 14th, but if past years are any indication, prizes will include $100 gift cards and local restaurants as well as bar credits at both Shanghai Kelly’s and Northstar plus get your name inscribed on the Kelly’s trophy as the “Most Smartest Hoops Jenius.”
FuncheapSF’s 1st Annual March Madness Pool
Limited to 400 entries, Funcheap is hosting their very first NCAA March Madness pool (in honor of USC making it into the tournament… barely – that’s Johnny Funcheap’s alum). Prizes will be announced on Wednesday, but expect a healthy amount of gift certificates at great local businesses.
ESPN’s Tournament Challenge
This is a nationwide bracket, so your chances of winning out of the millions of entries are practically zilch, but it’s free to enter and you could win $10,000 for first place or $5,000 for second place. Plus ESPN has a handy Bracket Bound app for both iPhone and Android for you to follow along on the road.
Win a Free Pizza Party with Patxi’s NCAA Pool
Patxi’s, the maker of super tasty deep dish Chicago-style pizzas is putting on a bracket where the winner gets a pizza party for you and a group of your friends (three complimentary pizzas plus salads). The only catch is that brackets are due by Tuesday March 15th and must be turned in in person at any Patxi’s location (sorry – you can’t submit online.)
Free March Madness Viewing Party
FuncheapSF’s NCAA Tournament Party & Free BBQ
Starting at 5pm on Friday, March 18th head to North Beach neighborhood bar Northstar for a FuncheapSF viewing party. $3 wells and $3 drafts at this happy hour extended until the end of the last game, plus free BBQ appetizers, free popcorn, free pool and a raffle for a $50 Shanghai Kelly’s gift certificate.
- NorthStar – 1560 Powell Street (@ Green), SF | Friday, March 18, 2011 – 5pm | FREE but RSVP required
Watch the 2011 NCAA Tournament for Free Online
NCAA 2011 Men’s Basketball Tournament | Free Streaming Video
The NCAA and CBS are offering free streaming of all 67 games of the 2011 basketball tournament live on the internet. The broadcasts begin with the brand new “First Four” round on March 15-16 at 3:30pm Pacific time each day. Watch Here
Where are you favorite bars to watch the 2011 tournament? Leave us a comment below and let us know!
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Submitted by Johnny Funcheap