If James Naismith were alive today, he would be grilling Kielbasa

and cursing his brackets, just like the rest of us.


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Smackdown Rules


In order to participate in the Annual Kick Derek’s Butt in the NCAA Tournament Pool, you must:

  1. Receive an official invitation from Smackdown personnel. (Participation is strictly limited in an effort to maintain the Derekdoza line.)

  2. Fill in your brackets before the first tipoff.

  3. Curse when various mid-majors unexpectedly blow gigantic holes in your brackets (Smackdown Central highly recommends “Dadgumit” and “Holy Moley.”)

  4. Write a concession letter to the eventual winner. (Or, should you stumble to unexpected victory, bask in the reverence that is your reward.)


page updated: 3/14/2006

Photos of James Naismith courtesy of The Naismith Foundation. Used with permission