Shane Co. found a worthy college hoops fan to take on the March Madness binge-watch job role! A big congratulations to Jonathan Lorincz for winning $1,000 to binge-watch 10 March Madness classics from tournaments past. Jonathan’s love for the game (and his family) were made evident in his answers to our questions. Check out his bio and winning submission below!
The Winning Binge-watcher – Jonathan Lorincz
Jonathan is a new husband, a new dad, but an old son. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but has lived in Denver for over a decade. He’s a distance runner, sports fan, engineer, city traveler, Jart throwing aficionado, public transit user, and aspiring birder. He stops to read plaques.
The Winner’s Submission
Tell us why we should pick you to binge-watch old March Madness Games.
There are few reasons why I would willingly miss NCAA tournament games but the birth of my firstborn is certainly one. My wife’s water broke during the opening Thursday of this year’s tournament. I then spent the rest of the weekend holding our newborn, Norah, in front of a hospital TV screen watching games. For that reason, it has already been a tournament unlike any other and a memory I’ll never forget. When I read about this opportunity, I thought paying back my wife, mother-in-law, and daughter for monopolizing the TV remote all weekend was the absolute least I could do.
Tell us your favorite tournament upset or cinderella run from previous NCAA basketball tournaments, and why it is your favorite.
Great question. There are so many to choose from. As an Ohio kid, Kent State’s run to the Elite 8 set my part of the country abuzz in 2002. Steph Curry, young enough to look like he just left a pizza party, was magical during 2008’s Davidson run to the Elite 8. In 2013, each subsequent Florida Gulf Coast highlight dunk was more absurd than the previous in their Sweet 16 appearance. But if I have to choose ONE, I’ll go with 1990 Loyola Marymount. As a kid from the eastern time zone without cable but a love of the newspaper sports section, I truly couldn’t believe the high-scoring box scores of this relatively small, west coast school. I was incredibly interested to see what this team looked like on the national stage. After the tragic death of Hank Gathers – the team’s star player – there was little reason to believe the team would perform well in the tournament. Prior to their first game, Bo Kimble said he would shoot a free throw left-handed in honor of his late teammate/childhood friend. I was only 9 years old at the time but was so moved by this gesture. Watching this free throw more than 30 years later is still chilling. LMU would make their own improbable run to the Elite 8 before losing the perennial powerhouse UNLV. But it was this indelible image of Kimble’s push shot that had a lasting impression on me. It was an example that sports can be bigger than just the game. It’s the same reason why I find March Madness so compelling each year and why we all love it when Cinderella’s slipper fits.
One winner will be chosen to get paid $1,000 to watch March Madness games from tournaments past. There will be 10 games in total, and the winner will have to watch all of them (and fill out the 10 corresponding worksheets) in the span of three weeks. Every game is available for free on the March Madness YouTube page.
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate is someone who loves college basketball, has the time to watch 10 old March Madness games, and wants to win $1,000!
What You’ll Need to Do
While watching the games (and winning one grand) is the fun part, the winner will also have to fill out a worksheet for each one. The due date for the worksheet is May 20, 2022. The 10 games you’ll have to watch are:
- 1967 UCLA vs. Dayton – National Title
- 1982 Chapel Hill vs. Georgetown – National Title
- 1983 NC State vs. Houston – National Title
- 2008 Kansas vs. Davidson – Elite 8
- 2012 Lehigh vs. Duke – First Round
- 2013 Michigan vs. Kansas – Sweet 16
- 2016 Villanova vs. Chapel Hill – National Title
- 2018 UMBC vs. Virginia – First Round
- 2019 Murray State vs. Marquette – First Round
- 2021 Gonzaga vs. UCLA – Final Four
What You’ll Receive
After watching each game and completing each worksheet, the contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
How to Apply
To apply, fill out the form below. The winner will be selected primarily based on how much they love college basketball. The submission deadline is Monday, April 18, 2022, and the winner will be notified by Friday, April 29, 2022.
Contest Terms & Conditions
- The promoter of this competition is Shane Company whose principal office is located at 9790 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112.
- Employees of Shane Company or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
- Persons must be at least 18 years old, or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the laws of the state where they reside, in order to participate.
- Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate.
- VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
- There is NO ENTRY FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by entrants will not improve one’s chances of winning.
- The route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are available via www.shaneco.com. Individuals may enter to win by clicking on the participation link on Shane Company’s website. Upon clicking the participation link, entrants will be asked to provide their name and contact information so that Shane Company can notify the winner of the results.
- The closing date for entry will be April 18th, 2022. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
- Only one winner will be selected from the entire pool of eligible entries. The selection process will be at the discretion of Shane Company. The winner will be required to complete certain tasks designated by Shane Company. If the winner does not follow through with the tasks required of them, they will not receive the prize of $1,000.
- The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 15 business days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 2 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
- Shane Company will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
- The winner agrees to the use of his/her name, image, and video in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
- The winner’s name will be available 28 days after the closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:
- 9790 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO
- Shane Company’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.