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xabial
01-21-2014, 04:17 PM
The 83-year-old Omaha-native’s company Berkshire Hathaway is teaming up with Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, to offer a cool billion to anyone who can successfully fill out the perfect bracket for this year’s NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. The payments will be given in 40 annual installments of $25 million for a grand total of $1 billion dollars.

So what, you may ask, are the odds of filling out the perfect bracket? Roughly 1 in 9.2 quintillion.

But if you tend not to have much luck in March, it should be noted that the contest’s 20 most accurate “imperfect” brackets will be awarded $100,000 to be used toward buying, refinancing or remodeling a home.

The person who correctly chooses a perfect March madness bracket may choose a lump sum payment of $500 million or 40 annual installments of $25 million.

If more than one person predicts the perfect march madness bracket the grand prize is split.

Only the first 10 million registrants of the contest are eligible to receive the grand prize.

Just saw this on Sportscenter. Pretty cool, wish I had a time machine :drool:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/quick...52185833560489

numba1CHANGsta
01-21-2014, 04:31 PM
There's always a handful of people every year who get it right i think like 3-4 people

Ebbs
01-21-2014, 04:42 PM
where do you register?

J4KOP99
01-21-2014, 04:44 PM
I think espn said nobody has ever had a perfect bracket on their website

Hulk6
01-21-2014, 04:48 PM
where do you register?

this

tredigs
01-21-2014, 04:53 PM
Warren Buffett: Best Billionaire Ever

Lakers + Giants
01-21-2014, 04:57 PM
I don't know **** about college ball, but where do i sign up? LMAO

I'll throw a PSD party if I win :p

shep33
01-21-2014, 05:09 PM
I'm down. Where the **** do I register?

BHF
01-21-2014, 05:33 PM
that ******* should feed some starving children in the world with that 1 billion.

OlivaThor
01-21-2014, 05:43 PM
To be eligible for the $1 billion grand prize, entrants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen :mad: :mad: :mad: That would be easy money

PhillyFaninLA
01-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Makes deals with every person you know that judges teams by color of uniform, cuteness of mascot, or whatever arbitrary selection process that unknoweldgable person about college basketball, that is who will win this

PhillyFaninLA
01-21-2014, 06:06 PM
that ******* should feed some starving children in the world with that 1 billion.

You do know that he wasn't going to do that with this billion, so its either his or someone else's.....don't be mad at someone for giving away a billion dollars.

PhillyFaninLA
01-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Just saw this on Sportscenter. Pretty cool, wish I had a time machine :drool:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/quick...52185833560489

If you had a time machine you could just win the lottery everyday and not need to do this

mikekhelxD
01-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Pizza party if I win!

OlivaThor
01-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Pizza party if I win!

You are very generous, Im in

tredigs
01-21-2014, 06:15 PM
that ******* should feed some starving children in the world with that 1 billion.

You should probably do some research on who you're talking about and realize the billions he has given to charities (and the billions from other ultra wealthy citizens who followed his lead). One of the greatest philanthropists in history.

bholly
01-21-2014, 06:37 PM
that ******* should feed some starving children in the world with that 1 billion.

He gave the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the largest donation to a charity ever (over 80% of his wealth) and founded the pledge where billionaires leave their money to charity - he's himself has pledged 99% of his fortune. He's notorious for how little he spends on himself. He might literally be the last person in the world who you can criticize for how they use their fortune.

bholly
01-21-2014, 06:38 PM
I should've read to the end of the thread before bothering, but yeah.

JesusNYY_Savior
01-21-2014, 06:40 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/8632/autistic-teen-picks-perfect-bracket

Badluck33
01-21-2014, 06:46 PM
I think espn said nobody has ever had a perfect bracket on their website

Not true.

I remember the year George Mason made all the headlines of a cinderella story, ESPN the next morning after the tournament was over said out of everyone who filled out their free public bracket on the website, only 3 people got it right.

Hugbees
01-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Stastistically you have a better chance at winning the mega millions than this.

J4KOP99
01-21-2014, 07:28 PM
I think espn said nobody has ever had a perfect bracket on their website

Not true.

I remember the year George Mason made all the headlines of a cinderella story, ESPN the next morning after the tournament was over said out of everyone who filled out their free public bracket on the website, only 3 people got it right.

Show me where that is because today, on espn, they said nobody has filled out a perfect bracket.

tredigs
01-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Yeah, there's never been a perfect bracket to my knowledge. It's nearly impossible to pick the first two rounds correctly, let alone the whole thing.

J4KOP99
01-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Yeah, there's never been a perfect bracket to my knowledge. It's nearly impossible to pick the first two rounds correctly, let alone the whole thing.

I think that poster is confusing a 100% bracket on espn with a truly perfect bracket. If you have all 8 of the elite 8 teams picked, espn has you at 100% but that doesn't mean you got a few wrong in earlier rounds.

Unbelievable odds against doing it

koreancabbage
01-21-2014, 08:42 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/8632/autistic-teen-picks-perfect-bracket

he only got the first two two rounds correct.