Ballers:
Tumblr is looking for one fan for each school in this year’s NCAA Men’s basketball tourney to chronicle their experience with the Big Dance. Going to the games? Attending insane pep rallies? Flying on the plane with the team? Post about it on our special tournament Tumblr until your team goes home, and earn the admiration, respect and envy of your Tumblrpeers. We’ll pay you a small stipend, give you some Tumblr swag, and maybe even arrange a dinner with Tommy.*
To enter, tell us why you should represent your school during the tournament. Send us your pitch and link to your Tumblr via email to NCAABB2013@tumblr.com and we’ll choose the lucky 68 (that’s right, play-in teams too!).Good luck, and may the ball bounce ever in your favor.
* Tommy probably won’t have dinner with you (he prefers to eat alone) but we’ll give you the stipend and swag anyway.


Ballers:

Tumblr is looking for one fan for each school in this year’s NCAA Men’s basketball tourney to chronicle their experience with the Big Dance. Going to the games? Attending insane pep rallies? Flying on the plane with the team? Post about it on our special tournament Tumblr until your team goes home, and earn the admiration, respect and envy of your Tumblrpeers. We’ll pay you a small stipend, give you some Tumblr swag, and maybe even arrange a dinner with Tommy.*

To enter, tell us why you should represent your school during the tournament. Send us your pitch and link to your Tumblr via email to NCAABB2013@tumblr.com and we’ll choose the lucky 68 (that’s right, play-in teams too!).Good luck, and may the ball bounce ever in your favor.

* Tommy probably won’t have dinner with you (he prefers to eat alone) but we’ll give you the stipend and swag anyway.

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Members of the Los Angeles Lakers — Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), Michael Cooper (21), coach Paul Westhead, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), Jamaal Wilkes (52) and Magic Johnson (32) — sit in a classroom during an Oct. 1981 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Los Angeles Lakers

Reblogging just because, what, Kareem couldn’t be bothered to put on his playing shoes? 

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Members of the Los Angeles Lakers — Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), Michael Cooper (21), coach Paul Westhead, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), Jamaal Wilkes (52) and Magic Johnson (32) — sit in a classroom during an Oct. 1981 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Los Angeles Lakers

Reblogging just because, what, Kareem couldn’t be bothered to put on his playing shoes? 

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Nuggets coach Larry Brown gives instructions from the bench during a 1975 ABA game against the Pacers. Brown, who has coached in 14 different locations in his 40-year career, will take over the SMU basketball program this season. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Larry Brown’s Odyssey

Never Forget: There was a time when professional basketball coaches would wear overalls on the sidelines. 

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Nuggets coach Larry Brown gives instructions from the bench during a 1975 ABA game against the Pacers. Brown, who has coached in 14 different locations in his 40-year career, will take over the SMU basketball program this season. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Larry Brown’s Odyssey

Never Forget: There was a time when professional basketball coaches would wear overalls on the sidelines.