Yep. Warren Buffett took a Flyer

In one fell swoop, those perfect NCAA brackets went up in a pipe dream.

It happened early.

And THE ruined perfect bracket happened to THE Ohio State at the hands of THE Dayton Flyers.

Part of THE story, from USA Today:

"It took about two hours for most of America’s billion-dollar dream to end.

"After the first game in the billion-dollar perfect bracket challenge insured by billionaire Warren Buffett, four out of five would-be winners were already finished, thanks to Dayton’s upset of No. 6 seed Ohio State.

On Yahoo’s Tourney Pick ‘Em game, 83.7% of users took the Buckeyes. (Those poolers aren’t necessarily entered in the Quicken Loans Challenge, but any fluctuation would likely be minor.)"

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lachowsj
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lachowsj 03/21/14 - 09:11 am
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Still in play

The Washington Post estimates today that 5.7% of brackets entered in the contest are still in play. I'm sure that number will be below 1% by the end of today's play.

But as Lloyd said to Mary in Dumb and Dumber, "So you're telling me there's still a chance...YEAH!" Somebody's dream could still come true.

David McCollum
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David McCollum 03/21/14 - 01:37 pm
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I think Mercer beating Duke

I think Mercer beating Duke probably finished off most everybody

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 03/21/14 - 02:23 pm
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It's a lottery

The first two days ALONE are a 1-in-2^32 chance.
Or 1-in-2^28 if you consider the 16s never have beaten a 1.

pauleilers
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pauleilers 03/27/14 - 11:20 am
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And Warren Buffett Made $15 Million

He did it using an insurance policy for the contest.

Not a bad two days of work.

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