As we said above, we won't start the voting until Monday, August 10. But in the meantime, we've got a fun little contest for you: Guess the outcome of the Pizza Pool. As noted, we have 32 spots, but we're asking you to predict the outcomes of the later rounds (from the Sweet 16 through to the winner).
Cut and paste the form below into an email, enter your choices, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Pizza Pool) by Friday, August 7. The person who comes the closest to guessing all the slots will win a $100 gift certificate to Pete's New Haven Style Apizza in DC's Columbia Heights.
Here is a link to the bracket. Be sure to check your choices against it so they make sense (i.e., both Luigi's and Radius shouldn't be in your Sweet 16 choices, because one will eliminate the other in the first round). Also, more points will be awarded for later rounds. For each Sweet 16 slot you get right, you get 1 point; 2 points for the Edible Eight; 3 points for Final Four; 4 points for the finalists, and 5 points for correctly guessing the champion.
The deadline for bracket submissions has now passed. Thanks for participating! Polls are now open for the Pizza Pool's first match: Petes New Have Apizza vs. Ledo Pizza. Cast your vote here, and make sure to check in back later for today's second face-off.
To keep up with the Pizza Pool competition, click here.