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My March Madness Prediction Based On Away Wins

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    Charlotte, NC
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    There are many possibilities as to which great team will take the win in this years 'March Madness Tournament'. Along with all of the different tactics some take into consideration when trying to guess who will win, not allot of people take Away Wins seriously. Some of best teams at home, lose a majority of their away games, and play well on neutral courts. Now, it's safe to say if your favored team falls into this category (playing great at home, and not-so great away) then you should reconsider, seeing that it's commonly said there are no home games during this tournament. I measure every team using this thought and have come up with the conclusion that the Kansas JayHawks will take it home. I know it's speculative, but I believe the freshman Andrew Wiggin's will help to take it all the way.
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    Denton, TX
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    Interesting. Makes sense. I also like the 'Hawks and Wiggins especially, but that has more to with his name; its the main character from "Ender's Game". Andrew 'Ender' Wiggins...
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    Nebraska
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    Clay all you have to do is fill out a bracket and get every game right and you win a billion dollars.

    Yes, a Billion.

    Odds are probably a trillion or more to one, but it's possible.

    Kansas is one of the handful of teams that looks capable of winning it all, but whatever team gets hot at the right time and the "one-and-done" format, makes it pretty good. There will be plenty of upsets...there always are. My brackets are usually in the trash before the end of the first weekend.
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    Nebraska
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    I just googled BILLION DOLLAR BRACKET

    Odds are one in 4,294,967,296 or one in 9,223,372,036,854,755,808 depending on who is calculating.

    The contest is backed by Quicken Loans and Warren Buffet, so yes, they have the money.

    Better hurry to register, only the first 15 million registrations will be accepted.

    One more thing: the top 20 imperfect but closest brackets get $100,000.
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    Independent
    Central, FL
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    Brackets should be out approx. March 15 or March 16. So 10 or 11 days......The tough part is picking all of the upsets. There are always upsets. A number 16 seed has never beaten a number 1 seed though. Not that it won't happen this year, just that it never has happened. I'm sure going to try to win even though the odds are astronomical against anyone having a perfect bracket.
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    Independent
    Charlotte, NC
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    James- I just saw a commercial for the 'Billion dollar prize'. It said I could have mansions and yachts. Although I could definitely use a billion dollars, I'm not gonna enter. I will surely lose.
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    Nebraska
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    ..."I will surely lose."...

    Of course you will. We will ALL lose.

    But, 20 people WILL win some nice consolation prizes ($100,000), so that's something to shoot for. 100K may not buy mansions and yachts, but it will buy SOME nice goodies.
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    Central, FL
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    Exactly. 100K would help anyone. and even though winning that is a long shot, all you're investing is the time it takes to pick the winners of 63 basketball games. Hell, I'd be doing that for the office pool if I were still working for a chance to win about 140.00. Someone some day may select a perfect bracket, even though previously nobody has ever come close. We all dabble in speculation every day, politics, academy awards, picking the winners of football games. Good luck to all who venture a try.