To everyone who signed up- congratulations on making the right call. As one component of the prize package is dinner at Peter Luger, which does not take credit cards, I'm most excited to meet the winner in an alley to pass off an envelope stuffed with cash.** Now, some words and numbers from your Pool Manager, Dealbreaker Commenter and Friend, NakedShort.
"772 people filed out brackets. I specify 'filled out' because 70 people signed up and didn't input any picks and for that should be ashamed. You went through the trouble of clicking the link, either creating or logging into your CBS account and then couldn't be bothered to spend a maximum of 5 minutes to complete a bracket. However, I am not sure if that's worse than taking the time to actually complete a bracket and not inputting the tiebreaker of total points in the title game.
24.35% of the field picked Kansas to win the tournament. As a diehard KU fan I can coach the other 204 folks that picked them on how to handle the upcoming crushing second round defeat to UNLV.
23.16% of you picked Ohio State not realizing that the only thing Ohio State has a chance of winning is the soon be announced Fencing Athletic Department Goods for Cash and/or Tattoos Tournament.
15.56% picked Duke, most likely in hopes of heading down to Durham after the tournament to tell some girl how you just won a big tourney pool in an attempt to end up an entry in a PowerPoint presentation about fucking.
Special thanks to those that filled out the tournament with Fuck You Winners like Texas A&M, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Purdue."
**We actually haven't yet worked out the details of how we'll do this but the aforementioned scenario is what I'm hoping for.