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Old 01-21-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: North Port
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Default The BILLION dollar bracket!!!

So it looks like someone could become a BILLIONAIRE if they can predict the correct march madness bracket. Buffett's big bet: Insuring $1 billion prize in NCAA bracket contest - latimes.com
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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So it looks like someone could become a BILLIONAIRE if they can predict the correct march madness bracket. Buffett's big bet: Insuring $1 billion prize in NCAA bracket contest - latimes.com
It is just about impossible to pick a perfect bracket. Probably more than 1 in several dozen billion is the probability. No one will get the prize.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:52 AM
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It is just about impossible to pick a perfect bracket. Probably more than 1 in several dozen billion is the probability. No one will get the prize.
And if they do, it will be some random person who probably doesn't even watch basketball but thought it would be fun to play. Interesting how people who hardly know the teams always seem to do well in the pools.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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The odds of winning are 1 in - not a million, not a billion, not a trillion, not a quadtrillion, but 9 QUINTILLION!!!
But I will still give it a shot just for fun.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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It is just about impossible to pick a perfect bracket. Probably more than 1 in several dozen billion is the probability. No one will get the prize.
Well, you'd have to pick 32 then 16....8...4...2...1 = 63 games (I'm ignoring the play-in ones)

Assuming the odds are 50/50 just for arguments sake...

That would be 0.5^63

Or a little over 9million TRILLIONS.

Or to put it another way, if you were given all the first round games correctly...your remaining odds at 50/50 would still be 2.1 billion to 1.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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Every year that I fill my bracket out I am confident about all my picks.

Not so at the end of the first day of play ( Thursday)
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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Well, you'd have to pick 32 then 16....8...4...2...1 = 63 games (I'm ignoring the play-in ones)

Assuming the odds are 50/50 just for arguments sake...

That would be 0.5^63

Or a little over 9million TRILLIONS.

Or to put it another way, if you were given all the first round games correctly...your remaining odds at 50/50 would still be 2.1 billion to 1.
Well I think it's somewhere in between the first and second. Alot of the games you will have alot better odds than 50/50
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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There are ALWAYS major upsets. It is so random. I don't think anyone whether a huge professional sports analyst or an at home guy will ever put together a perfect bracket.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Odds are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808

LITERALLY
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Odds are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808

LITERALLY
I'll probably eliminate a couple of the 16 seeds so I won't need to fill out as many forms.
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