March 29, 2011

Only 2 Clean Brackets Out of 5.9 Million: Out of 5,923,829 entrants in ESPN's NCAA tournament bracket contest, only two had a Final Four of UConn, Kentucky, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth University. One picks Kentucky to win and the other picks VCU. "I wanted to pick one of the bubble teams," said Joe Pearlman, who leads ESPN's contest and had never filled out an online bracket before. "I backed into the right one." He has VCU beating Kentucky.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:33 AM - 6 comments

I assume by "clean" it means they have all Final Four teams, but not that they've gotten every single one of the previous games correct.

(I'd check, but I can't get past the pay wall.)

posted by grum@work at 11:00 AM on March 29, 2011

As far as I can tell nobody who made a Yahoo bracket has more than three of the final four correct.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:21 PM on March 29, 2011

No perfect sheets.

posted by Landis at 12:51 PM on March 29, 2011

Even after logging in, this link doesn't take me to the article. And, I can't find it on the sports page. What's the title of this article? I don't want to start clicking around because I think I'm already up to about five articles today alone!

Without reading the article, I think those with the winning sheets probably had to fill in a hundred sheets.

posted by bperk at 01:27 PM on March 29, 2011

ESPN's story (no paywall, as well as links to both brackets).

posted by boredom_08 at 06:03 PM on March 29, 2011 link to article

posted by Landis at 08:00 PM on March 29, 2011

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