Your bracket’s probably bad, but it’s likely not this bad.
Congratulations (?) to the owner of the one bracket out of 17.3 million who has gone 0 for 20 so far in Tournament Challenge.— ESPN (@espn) March 16, 2018
Update: the futility is over.
UPDATE: This person picked Nevada to beat Texas. They are now 1-23.— ESPN (@espn) March 16, 2018
The dream is over.
I am extremely impressed that anyone could be that bad at picking (assuming they did so straight up). That means that they picked not only the two No. 16s and two No. 15s that have already lost as of publication, but they’ve also missed on the coin flip games like like Loyola Chicago’s buzzer beater over Miami. I’m deeply interested in this person’s process. Did their dog pick games? Did they do it blindly? Or better yet: Was their actual method to their madness?
Look, it is really hard to get a perfect bracket with all the picks wrong. It’s damn-near impossible.
Some believe it’s as low as 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (or 1 in 9.2 quintillion, for those who skipped the last 18 digits), while others, including Jeff Bergen, a professor at DePaul, think it’s as “high” as 1 in 128 billion. Either way, picking all 63 games (excluding the First Four games) correctly is next to impossible.
Barely anyone (relatively) had a perfect after the first day of games.
But even fewer got ‘em all wrong after the first day of games. When factoring in intent, it seems more impressive to me that you’d get every pick wrong considering the person was probably trying to get every pick right.
18 brackets went 0/16 today. pic.twitter.com/yHMJQZWJAI— ESPN Fantasy Sports (@ESPNFantasy) March 16, 2018
Through 20 games, only one perfectly imperfect bracket remains. Bravo.