As promised, here’s the pertinent info for the upcoming American Jesus Madness 2013 tournament.
Just like last year, I want to hear from you about who or what should be in the tournament.
What are the requirements? Not much. The only requirement is that the person, place, or thing must have played some sort of role in pop Christian culture during the past year. It can be a pastor, a celebrity, a tortilla with Jesus’ face on it, the apocalypse, whatever. It’s up to you.
I need 32 participants, so go nuts, have fun, and be creative. If you need some help getting your creative juices flowing, check out the bracket from last year.
The deadline for participant suggestions is Monday, March 11th.
Once I have all the suggestions in, I will create the bracket and post it on Wednesday, March 13th.
Along with the bracket I will also post a tournament breakdown of each of the match ups to help guide you on your way to determing who will be crowned the 2013 champion of American Christianity.
Last year I offered an iTunes gift card to the winner. However, this year I’m going to offer something even greater – eternal glory! Sure, iTunes gift cards are great, but you can’t put a price tag on eternal glory….which is perfect since I’m currently a poor grad school student.
[That being said, if you have or represent a company/organization/cause/etc and would be interested in sponsoring the tournament, let's talk. Last year over 75,000 votes were cast and I'm expecting many more this year. So, if you're looking for some moderate exposure at a cheap price, let me know. I'm willing to sell out.]
Anyway, back to the business at hand.
If you’d like to fill out a bracket and submit it for your chance at eternal glory, and you really should since that’s half the fun, you will need to print off your bracket, fill it in, scan it/take a picture of it/whatever, and email it back to me since I’m not as awesome as ESPN and don’t have a digital interactive bracket for you to fill out. Or if you’re super cool, you can save the bracket jpeg, fill it in digitally, and send me the file. Up to you.
Only 1 bracket submission per person. And along with your submission if you would do one or more of the following I would greatly appreciate it:
-Subscribe to The American Jesus
-If you’ve already done all 3, link to the tourney on Facebook /Twitter/wherever.
Last but not least, the deadline for bracket submissions is Monday, March 18th at 11:59pm.
The tournament itself will start Tuesday, March 19th with voting beginning promptly at 8:00am EST.
Voting is easy. We’ll talk more about it when the time comes.
Until then, let me know who or what belongs in the tournament in the comments section.
Can’t wait to hear who you nominate. And remember – don’t be afraid to get creative!