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Postby thedude » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:10 am

here is an interesting article on how (poorly) people did in the ESPN tourneyment challenge.

he Final Four looks nothing like the users of's Tournament Challenge predicted.

More than 1.5 million people participated and of the more than 3 million entries submitted only four -- that's right, four -- picked a Final Four including Florida, George Mason, LSU and UCLA before the tournament started. Over 66 percent of entries had none of the Final Four teams correct and better than 29 percent had exactly two teams correct.

As you probably guessed, George Mason is the team that busted the most brackets. The Patriots were picked in 1,853 entries to make the Final Four, with only 677 putting them in the championship game and only 284 predicting George Mason winning the national championship. UCLA, on the other hand, got the most support -- more than 24 percent of all entries have the Bruins advancing to Indianapolis.

Users also paid dearly for pinning their hopes on the No. 1 seeds. Only 7 percent predicted a Final Four with none of the top seeds and just over 13 percent had a Final Four that did not include both Duke and Connecticut.

More interesting bracket tidbits from's Tournament Challenge.

# Entries with one Final Four team left: 30%
# Entries with three Final Four teams left: 0.1%

# Entries with Florida in the Final Four: 11%
# Entries with Florida winning it all: 1%

# Entries with LSU in the Final Four: 5%
# Entries with LSU winning it all: .4%

# Entries with UCLA winning it all: 2%

# Entries without Duke in the Final Four: 37%
# Entries without UConn in the Final Four: 31%

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Postby baseball6791 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:53 am

LiveForever wrote:
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LiveForever wrote:I made a wager with one of my friends that no one in the country had all four final four teams correct. Well, i was wrong.

Wow, I would of thought that no one would of picked all 4 either...

I give him props for picking the final four, but his overall score for the championship game is kinda funny. UCLA will never see 97 points.

Ya i noticed that too. Which leads me to believe that this guy got really really lucky, kind of like that women five years ago that picked every game correct based soley on their jersey colors.

Props to him though. Lucky is everything in these type of contests.

Or, he know basketball really well, and thought that was the total score for the championship game, which wiht UCLA playing is totally possible... O:-)


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Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:54 am

George Mason is a jerk.
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