March 24, 2009
A roll of the dice.
A cut of the cards.
A toss of the coin.
Ever watch your bracket crash irredeemably after the first weekend, and think to yourself "I could have done better flipping a coin"? Well, here you go. The first bracket was done rolling a pair of dice: odd numbers win for the top team, evens for the bottom. The second bracket was decided cutting cards: black for top, red for bottom, and the deck was shuffled after every round. The third was done flipping a coin: heads for the top, tails for the bottom.
As you can see, the top bracket is plausible, with the overall number one seed (Louisville) actually winning it all. The other two are just goofy.