The more we contemplate the ridiculousness of this Warren Buffett $1 billion-backed offer to produce a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket by filling out all 63 games correctly, there must be equal opportunity for those reverse-psychology thinkers who live for moments like this.
Thus, we propose: The Perfectly Wrong Bracket.
It can’t be that tough, right? Take a bracket and fill it out all the way through, only picking losers. In actuality, all you need to do is have the imperfect first (or now they call it second) round games — that’s 32 games incorrect, because going forward, you’ll remain perfectly imperfect all the way to the title game.
Here’s your won shining moment, Wofford.
So, if the odds for a perfect bracket are really 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, wouldn’t it be much easier — say, 1 in couple hundred million — to pick 32 losers in a row?
Back to our perfect bracket, we’ve got Creighton defeating UCLA in the title game.
In the new imperfect bracket we’ve just filled out, we’ve got Coastal Carolina coasting to the title. And it doesn’t even matter to us whether it’s North or South Carolina who takes credit for it.
We’re willing to take this one step further: Should you fill out the imperfect bracket, we’ll reward you with a gift card to the Home Town Buffet. No strings attached. Our lawyers are working on the contest rules as we speak. Submit all wrong brackets before Thursday at 9 a.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org.