posted on Mar, 22 2014 @ 12:51 PM
As many of you know, Quicken Loans, backed by Warren Buffett, offered up a billion dollars to anyone who could prepare a perfect bracket for this
year's tournament. This is no small task, the odds of being struck by lightening while in a submarine at the bottom of the marianas trench might be
better. And, still, a ton of people jumped into the tournament and prepared their brackets.
On day one many were knocked out thanks to the upsets.
On day two everyone else was booted. Duke losing was the nail in the coffin for most.
Then there's Brad Binder. Brad is, through the first 32 games, 32-0. He picked Mercer over Duke. He picked Dayton. He picked them all. At this
point, he has 2 underdogs left in his brackets. SFA Lumberjacks who he has beating UCLA before losing, and Oregon, who he has in the final four.
While the odds of him being perfect are slim, he is frighteningly accurate and his rationale for the upsets he chose indicate he knows what he's
talking about so, perhaps, we will see Oregon in the final four and UCLA lose the Jacks (I hope so, they might be the only hope I have in winning my
And yet, with all this genius, he made one major error.
The guy entered the bracket in yahoo's tournament but not in the billion dollar tournament. Had he entered it in the billion dollar pool, he could
have called up quicken and said "I'll take 50 million now, rather than wait it out for the billion. y'all can donate the rest to charity."
I just thought, with all the crap in the world, it would be nice to point out some serious genius. And laugh at his stupidity.