"It’s not March, but Rigsketball is certainly madness. Now in its third year, the makeshift local-music basketball tournament, organized by the boozy punk army known as And And And and played at various locations around town on a hoop affixed to its tour van, is nearly as much of a Portland summer tradition as PDX Pop Now, the Adult Soapbox Derby and complaining about the heat.
That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to make areal game out of it, for you, the fan of ultra-amateur athletic competition. LocalCut is excited to announce RIGSKETBALL RIDICULOUSNESS 2013!
Before reading the details, you might want to press play on the video below, for maximum effect.
1) Download the NCAA tournament-style bracket here.
2) Fill out your predictions by clicking on the corresponding lines for each round. (We know it looks a bit janky, but then, that’s keeping with the spirit of Rigsketball itself.) Be sure to add your prediction for the championship game’s final score. We’ll use that as a potential tiebreaker. Games are best two out of three and played up to 21 points. Above the area on the PDF that says “SCORE,” write your prediction for number of games, with the final score for the deciding game. Example: “2 games, 21-15.”
3) Save the file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 12 pm next Friday, July 19. Write RIGSKETBALL in the subject line, and include your name and contact info. Do not enter send more than one bracket.Also, if you are in a band participating in the tournament, you are ineligible to enter.
— First Place: A massive prize package featuring merchandise from all 32 bands participating in the tournament. We’re talking records, tapes, CDs and digital downloads. We’re talking T-shirts. We’re talking stickers. We’re talking at least one hand-made sloth mask. Seriously.
Here’s the full list of bands you’ll be getting stuff from:
Typhoon, Aan, The We Shared Milk, And And And, TxE, Animal Eyes, Trick Sensei, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Mannequinhead, Ed and the Red Reds, Fanno Creek, Soul Ipsum, Hustle & Drone, Bevelers, Sort Ultra, Rio Grands, Mr. Tang, The Morals, Souvenir Driver, Thanks, Otis Heat, The Hague, Skip Roxy, Eidolons, Vultures in the Sky, Brownish Black, A Happy Death, Charts, Con Bro Chill, The Suicide Notes, The Ex-Girlfriends Club, DoublePlusGood.