With the month of March now in full effect, the focus of the sports conversation switches to March Madness – a 68-team tournament that ultimately chooses college basketball’s champion. But you already knew that. And, if you didn’t know that, you clearly spend most of your time under a rock.
March Madness brings out the expert in both the casual fan and the self-proclaimed super fan and there’s no better way to prove your knowledge than by filling out a bracket. While some fill out their bracket the old-fashioned way, many have made the digital leap, which makes it much easier – though, we’re not quite sure it’s as fun as printing out a bracket and sitting down to fill it out. You can fill out one or you can fill as many as possible because, according to the NCAA, the chances of getting every single pick correct are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 – or 1 in 9.2 quintillion.
But with everyone around the office and the bar discussing their bracket, what about those people who haven’t watched a single moment of college basketball this season but who want to be included in the conversation? Picking a bracket is fun but it can definitely be a strenuous process if you know little about the participants.
So, we found someone who has never filled out a bracket, my wife Megan Miller who cares little about sports, and filmed her as she choose the 2018 College Basketball National Champion. Let’s see if she gets more right than you do throughout the tournament – her rationale for picking is pretty amazing. From confusing the fact that there’s two universities in Arizona, to having family in one of the participant’s states, it’s this logic that always seems to result in the office winning bracket.
We must note, she was not made aware of the mascots when deciding and that could have considerably swayed decisions.