Just as Gonzaga and Baylor will decide the wild, 2021 NCAA Tournament, it will also decide our SGP “Market Madness” investment-style bracket game.
For the third straight weekend, our show host contestants have “bought” shares of teams at a certain value and have scored points for their winning.
As a refresher, our show hosts/contestants began “Market Madness” with a fictional $300 to invest on teams for weekend one. By rule, they had to select at least one team from five categories of #1 seeds, #2-5 seeds, #6-9 seeds, #10-12 seeds, and #13-16 seeds.
They could invest in single or multiple shares (no more than three) of as many teams as possible provided that they stayed under the fictitious $300 cap. Teams scored two points in each win that weekend and also added points based on their margin of victory in each win.
That meant that their surviving teams’ “value” would grow for their portfolio. Then, contestants had the chance to discard teams that lost and then, re-use the original purchased price of those teams to re-invest in teams still alive. (Example: Selling a share of Illinois gave you $30 back to spend).
This was done while staying under the now increased $400 spending cap for weekend two.
Our hosts re-invested in teams still alive for weekend #2 and coming off last Sunday here were the standings,
Market Madness Leaderboard Through Sweet 16 Sunday
“WOLO N STATS” show in Memphis, TN 1513
STEVE CARNEY host of “Under the Orange Roof” podcast 1460
CHRIS DOBBERTEAN of BloggingTheBracket.com 1260
VINCE FERRARA of 99.1 FM, “The Sports Animal” in Knoxville, TN 1241
COLBY DANT “Sports Gambling Podcast” and “The College Experience 1107
GARY SEGARS “Winning Cures Everything” podcast/show 1095
MARQUIS JOHNS “Big Fight Weekend” Podcast 1091
THOMAS BRIDGES “The Jones Report” Podcast 1082
TYLER JONES “The Jones Report” podcast 1001
JASON POWERS “Powers on Sports” Podcast 986
TJ RIVES “3 Dog Thursday” podcast 979
RYAN KRAMER “The Sports Gambling Podcast” 929
DESHAUN TATE “Tate’s Take” the hoops show/podcast 914
SEAN GREEN “The Sports Gambling Podcast) 779
Our hosts then got to re-invest, off their eliminated teams, again, this for this Final Four weekend and had the cap raised to a fictional $500.
Here are the new standings (with shares of teams that each had headed into Saturday) for the shows/hosts that can still win the “Market Madness” contest headed into Monday night.
Market Madness Leaderboard
STEVE CARNEY host of “Under the Orange Roof” podcast (Gonzaga x5, Baylor x2) 2558
“WOLO N STATS” show in Memphis, TN (Gonzaga x 3, Baylor x 3, Hou) 2438
VINCE FERRARA of 99.1 FM, “The Sports Animal” in Knoxville, TN (Gonzaga x4, Baylor x3) 2302
Gonzaga’s current value for the title game is $149 and Baylor’s is now $126
Scenarios: if Gonzaga wins, Steve Carney cannot be caught.
However, a Baylor victory not only denies the Zags an unbeaten season but means that “Wolo and Stats” will vault back past him. And, also, Vince in Knoxville can still reach 2nd place, if it’s an unlikely huge blowout for the Bears.
The rest of our contestants need to contact a broker next time!