#JobMadness is Here! Which Means You Can Win Big

UPDATE:  Congratulations are in order! I came in tied for 370th, which as you guessed it is awful. My final four was UCLA, Louisville, Villanova and Arizona — notice, none of them made it. That means many of you won three free months on Workinsports.com — here’s how to redeem your winnings: email bracket@workinsports.com and tell us your bracket username. We’ll verify your place on the leaderboard and set you up for your free time period! – Brian Clapp, Director of Content and Terrible Bracket Chooser.

The NCAA tournament is an opportunity for stars to be born as guys like Keith Smart, Tyus Edney and Ali Farokmanesh all have grabbed the national spotlight in March.

But March isn’t just the month for stars on the basketball court, it’s also #JobMadness month at Workinsports.com. The Super Bowl gets the biggest buzz, but it’s the Tourney that has a national impact on sports employment.

Games are happening everywhere across the country, from Sacramento, CA to Greenville, SC, which means events staff, broadcast teams, marketing agencies, sales reps, team operations, travel staff, coaches, scouts, trainers and more are all operating at full steam.

Check out the impact the NCAA tournament has on local economies in this infographic designed by WorkinSports.com creative director Chris Culp, and below the infographic there is a special offer you won’t want to miss.

(you can win 3 free months at WorkinSports.com – a $120 value! I’m terrible at keeping secrets.)

#JobMadness infographic

Share this Image On Your Site

Beat me in the Bracket – Win 3 Months Full Access

This is a simple contest – I’m filling out a bracket at the ESPN Tournament Challenge – beat me and get three months free at WorkinSports.com (have we mentioned we’re the #1 job board for the sports industry?).

Our group is “WorkinSports #JobMadness” and my screen name is bclapp21 – so you can keep track of how far behind me you are.

I must warn you, the last time I won an NCAA bracket challenge was in 1993 when North Carolina defeated Michigan in the infamous Chris Webber time out game. Sure, you could look at that as 24 years since my last victory back when I was a freshman in college, didn’t have kids and spent my days playing video games, and think you have a leg up on me, and you’d probably be right.

But I prefer to see this a different way.

You see, that 1993 tournament also featured one Jason Frederick Kidd, freshman sensation of the Cal Bears. My big tournament swinging victory was selecting Cal to beat Duke in the second round. They did, and it propelled me to a hefty lead over those who had Duke in the finals.

This years tournament will feature Jason Kidd light, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, and I’m riding that ball handling wizard as far as he’ll take me. Guards dominate the NCAA tournament, I should know I’ve lost 23 years in a row.

Think about that for a second, 23 years times $25 per entry and I’m in the hole $575 on NCAA tournament challenges. Wish I had that right now.

Anyway, the point is this. I’m filling out a bracket here. If you beat me, we’re giving you 3 free months of access to WorkinSports.com – a $120 value. That’s full access, no halfsies, no skrimping, complete access to everything we offer.

And for those of you who have sworn off any type of contests, challenges or are against fun – we are also offering a straight up promo where you can get a 2-week membership to WorkinSports.com for just $5.

#JobMadness is full of deals you can’t pass up.

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

Recently, Brian has become addicted to Google+ and LinkedIn so add him to your circles and make him a contact. No seriously, do it.

And if you want to know where our privacy policy is before you submit your comments below, it's right here.