In the US, many people follow NCAA Basketball. This is the season known as “March Madness,” when the 64 top teams play each other in what to me is an incomprehensible selection process. The 64 teams get narrowed to the “Sweet 16,” and eventually, to the “Final Four,” from which a winner emerges.
People make wagers about all this.
In the Birding world, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology holds an alternate competition - basically, a popularity contest in which birders write in and vote for their 64 most popular species, which gets voted on and narrowed down , and so on.
It’s great fun. If you’re interested in participating, just go to their website:
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/#!/cornellbirds?sk=app_107727025983833
Regular website: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1478&ac=ac