March 22, 2014

WELL, THAT GOT UGLY FAST...:

Congratulations, Warren Buffett : We already know that nobody's going to win the $1 billion bracket challenge. (Josh Levin, 3/21/14, Slate)

Earlier today, my colleague John Swansburg offered Warren Buffett a not-so-amazing deal, suggesting that the Oracle of Omaha buy out his then-perfect, 16-for-16 bracket for a mere $10 million. Buffett was wise to wait: Duke lost to Mercer, and Mr. Swansburg's picks were toast. He's not the only one: As of early Friday evening, after Gonzaga's win over Oklahoma State, there are just six perfect brackets remaining out of 11 million in ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge. And in the Buffett/Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, which is hosted by Yahoo Sports? There are a mere three.


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE:
Perfect Brackets Go Bust (Doug Feinberg, 3/22/14, AP)

The billion dollar dream is over.

A second day of upsets ended any chance of someone having a perfect NCAA tournament bracket in Warren Buffet's $1 billion challenge. It was a favorite that provided the first blemish on the final three people's brackets in the Quicken Loans contest on the Yahoo Sports website.

All three had ninth-seeded George Washington beating Memphis. The Tigers won 71-66.


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