March Sadness

Every year I fill out at least one bracket for March Madness. I’m not the hugest college basketball fan, but I love the per chaos and challenge of the event. This year became even more interesting when Warren Buffet put out a billion dollar bracket challenge for March Madness, so of course I signed up. The only catch is you have to have a perfect bracket to win the big prize, the odds of which have been placed at  1:9.2 quintillion(which i didn’t even know was a number, it has 18 zeros in it), meaning you are more likely to be abducted by an alien, hit by lighting, and win the lottery in the same day than to fill out a perfect bracket. Needless to say, I didn’t think I had any chance at all of winning, but it was something I could have fun with for a little, and maybe give me a little bit of hope, at least for the first few hours. The first game on was Dayton vs. Ohio State, I’m a huge Michigan fan, so naturally I totally hate everything about Ohio State, but I picked them to win this game, so I found myself in the awkward position of routing for my biggest rival. Ohio State not only had one of the best players in Aaron Craft, but also what I thought was a much better team, so I thought this game would be a lock for sure, no way Ohio State would lose to a smaller, less talented college, especially one from their own state, but lose they did, in a brutal fashion, at the almost the last second of the game. Just like that, one game into the tournament, my perfect bracket was already busted, my billion dollar dream flushed down the toilet, by the team that I hated the most in the world. This year my March Madness turned into March Sadness in just over two hours, oh well there’s always next year, right?

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Posted on March 21, 2014, in Basketball, Sports and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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