Saturday, March 28, 2009

League gets new name, crowded leaderboard


The ongoing league action at Cosmic Encounter Online has been re-branded from "March Madness" to "Much Madness," in large part because plans now call for the tournament to extend into April. (Additional trivia, free of charge: March Madness is also a registered trademark).

Dates and times remain the same (Thursdays, 8E/5P), as does the format, which is the basic solo-wins-only variety used for most CEO leagues.

The top of the standings is crowded, with no single player able to take charge yet. Here's the updated standings:

17 comments:

forumite said...

It would also help me if I were to remember to play on Thursday nights. I've already forgotten twice.

Adam said...

I missed twice and I'm doing okay. :)
Mark your calendar or write LEAGUE THURSDAY on your forehead so you remember?

TheDukester said...

Write it on your forehead BACKWARDS ... works great with mirrors.

(I'm missing because of household chaos ... and I'll be traveling next Thursday. Sigh.)

Adam said...

If you're scared, say you're scared. Don't make up excuses.

Toomai said...

I'll be missing for all of the second month, unfortunately...Duke bestowed me with a month of membership so I could participate (out of the goodness of his heart, I suppose :P), but now it's running for an extra month, and most if not all of my money is being held for university next year (technical details and crap, don't want to risk losing any funding by using anything).

Ah well, that's life. Maybe I'll win all my games on the 3rd and win anyway. (If I'm allowed into that many games; I've played more than anyone else.)

TheDukester said...

Scared? Yes. But only of your mom.

ZING! Mom joke!

Oh, hell, now I feel bad. Your mom is probably a nice lady. Never mind.

Toomai: the traditional rule has always been six per week. Of course, that's usually for two sessions per week, but I seem to remember Peter saying it was just simpler to stick with six. In other words, you're nowhere near going over the limit.

Adam said...

My mom is mad at you now.

Fidd said...

It's strange to me that the phrase "March madness" isn't public domain. I'd thought it was descended from the old phrase "mad as a March hare" (dating to the 1500s) which Lewis Carroll used in creating the Alice books. Oh well...

Adam said...

Copyright laws are absurd. It's best we don't try to understand.

TheDukester said...

The NCAA has managed to protect all of the following:

March Madness
Final Four
Elite Eight
Sweet Sixteen
The Big Dance

etc., etc.

The interesting part? The NCAA itself came up with NONE of these terms on its own. Most were originated by sportswriters.

And who says blogs can't be fun AND educational?

Fidd said...

Seems like trademark law is akin to "Squatter's Rights": first come, first serve. Paris Hilton's attempt to trademark "That's hot!" doesn't seem so ridiculous now. Nor does Pat Riley's "threepeat".

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