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Old 01-23-2014, 02:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Nope, but he did coin the phrase "show me the money".
Don't quit your day job lol
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't think that holds in the bracket when teams are seeded. Flipping a coin like that would basically equate to putting a 16 seed in the sweet 16 (sorry to any probability/stats experts if that's off). The odds are still miniscule but there's always a chance
Yes you are correct.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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That could be enough money to pay off all coaches involved... Or at least nearly all of the coaches. hmm...
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this is where a time machine that goes forward in time and back would come in handy. :/
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Starting a group of 500 people. We will all pick different on the games that have any chance of going either way. When we win we split the money and each gets a one time payout of 1 million dollars. Simple enough.................
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inB4 someone thinks I really believe that would work.
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How would you go about claiming the money?
How would you determine the validity of the bracket?

Seems way to easy for the guy to claim someone cheated.
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How would you go about claiming the money?
How would you determine the validity of the bracket?

Seems way to easy for the guy to claim someone cheated.
All brackets are in before the first game...How could you cheat? It is a publicity stunt. They are betting on the fact that no one will hit it 100%, in exchange for website hits and online chatter. Volnation, and many other sites are now talking about Quicken Loans and Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, where we never would have before.
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Man, the things me & Vince Young could buy with a billion dollars...
Vince requests his own McDonalds franchise, please.
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You know what I'd do with a billion dollars:

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The $1 billion bracket challenge

Great article on it.

Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge: Why it’s a bad idea to enter Warren Buffett’s March Madness contest.

"There is a chance, but the chance is so vanishingly small that it’s actually more rational to say there’s no chance. As Yahoo and Quicken note in the fine print of their rules page: “odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1:9,223,372,036,854,775,808.” That’s 1 in 9 quintillion and change."


Another way to think about it: If all 317 million people in the U.S. filled out a bracket at random, you could run the contest for 290 million years, and there’d still be a 99 percent chance that no one had ever won.


Jeff Bergen, a math professor at DePaul University, derived a more realistic calculation that takes basketball knowledge into account. If you know the sport pretty well, he concludes, your chances of picking perfectly are more like 1 in 128 billion.



Still not so hot. As Bergen explained, that would mean you’d need to fill out about 90 billion brackets before you even had a 50-50 chance to win.



ESPN has been running a large-scale bracket contest for 13 years. Nobody has ever come close to perfection, the sports network’s John Diver told CNN in January. Only one person in the last seven years managed to pick just the first-round winners correctly.
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