For years I was hosting my own pool using my own developed solution. Over the years it evolved from a excel spreadsheet that people printed out, to a spreadsheet that had dropdowns that eliminated misspellings. Eventually there was code that allowed them to submit it to a SQL database hosted on the web. I had built a VB script to move all the data into a single sheet, and then a master sheet that kept track of points for everyone in the pool.
The last few years I started using/modifying open source code:
I dont have time to stand up web hosting space, register a domain name, enter all the tourney teams, etc this year.
So I'm gonna open an ESPN bracket and hope everyone forgives me.
The question is this: Which sites have better feature sets. The major things ESPN / CBS used to lack (and may still, I don't know) were:
- the ability to be able to see what everyone else had picked
- the ability to predict who would win given a scenario
- the ability to determine which possible scenarios exist that each participant could finish in the top X (where you get paid.)
Is there a free site that makes this available? Is one site better than the others? Thoughts?