Perfection is Madness

Chances are, you are terribly disappointed with your bracket in the March Madness 2015 race. If you are you are not alone!

There are thousands – make that millions — of us stuck with our embarrassing brackets, and for good reason. With today’s advances in athleticism, nutrition, and coaching, odds have really taken on a new meaning. Statistically speaking, in a bracket with 63 games, there is only a 1-in-9.2 quintillion chance of choosing the perfect bracket!

There has never been a perfect bracket filled out, and mathematically this seems very likely. In fact, in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, created his own bracket challenge, offering $1 billion dollars to anyone capable of filling out a perfect bracket. Of course I filled one out, and presumably I am no billionaire.

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Technically, the perfect bracket can be created, although it is already impossible this year — not to mention that the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge is no longer being held this year . Yet this seems reminiscent of searching for Bigfoot. Sure, there’s a chance it could happen, but realistically speaking you will probably just be searching through the woods, trying to find that mythical prediction.

If you’re an individual who’s been struck by lightning twice and attacked by a shark, you might be the statistical anomaly who can beat the March Madness system. But if you’re like me, you have a better chance investing in lottery tickets to make your fortune rather than holding out for that billion-dollar bracket.

Nevertheless, if your bracket system is points based, you’re still in luck! The “Sweet 16” leg of the tournament continues this Friday, March 27th and will surely have an abundance of unanticipated wins and upsets too good to miss.





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