I thought you were a genius, Joe Pearlman.
You were one of only two people out of nearly six million in the ESPN Tournament Challenge to correctly pick all Final Four teams. Out of those six million brackets, 70.3 percent of those brackets didn’t pick a single Final Four team (including yours truly). On top of that, only 0.6 called the Bulldogs and 0.1 had VCU.
“I wanted to pick one of the bubble teams,” Pearlman (who self-admittedly doesn’t follow college basketball) said to the New York Times. “I backed into the right one.”
Actually, Pearlman didn’t even pick VCU. According to that New York Times article, Pearlman actually had USC winning the play-in game. But since the play-in games on ESPN just lumped VCU and USC into one selection, Pearlman still looked like a prophet.
But not anymore. Connecticut beat Kentucky and Butler defeated VCU to form the 2011 title game. Joe’s bracket had VCU beating Kentucky in the finals.
Now, I have nothing left to believe in!
Joe, you were supposed to be the next Paul the Octopus! Now, I’m putting you in the same category as Leon the porcupine and Crocodile Harry of Australia.
That’s all for this week, folks. See you at the same time, same place next week.
Editor in Chief