Dude Picks Perfect Round-of-64 Bracket; Pats Self on the Head

Published on 23-Mar-2014 by J Square Humboldt
Basketball - NCAA Mens / NCAA Basketball Daily Stake

And that's on the low side.

Here's living proof that getting a perfect bracket in the Big Dance is rarer than extinction events on Earth.

Out of all the online prediction contests, from overpublicized to circles of friends, only one entry correctly hit all 32 results:

Brad's Breathtaking Bracket:

Brad's Breathtaking Bracket

And, of course, he busted on the next round. His Nostradamus touch didn't foretell Wisconsin holding serve against Oregon or Dayton surprising Syracuse.

But still.

The 'Brad' in question is Brad Binder, who showed the brass of a Bingo player by hitting three winners in the 5-vs-12 match-ups and calling Mercer over Duke. The exact odds of his accomplishment were 4,294,967,296 to 1. That's still a factor of one billion smaller than the odds of winning Warren Buffett's wet dream.

So is this: You could get killed by falling space debris. Odds of that happening are 5,000,000,000 to 1. Life its has risks, most of which won't keep one up at night.

The odds of hitting the same number on a roulette wheel seven times in a row are 3,000,000 to 1. Thus, what Binder did with his bracket is rarer than that.

And the odds of holding four aces in Texas Hold 'Em and losing to a royal flush are 2,700,000,000 to 1. But it happens:

Amidst all these high numbers, Binder's reaction is the perfect expression of reality:

Binder tweet

Odds are he's right.

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