FanDuel - WFBC

March 18, 2014

Enter the SportsFilter NCAA Bracket Contest: The password is slamdunk and the entry deadline is Thursday at 1:00 am Eastern. Quicken Loans and Warren Buffett are holding a contest to award $1 billion to the person who picks the entire bracket perfectly, which has a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance of happening.

posted by rcade to fantasy at 09:26 AM - 21 comments

I'm in.

Odds of me winning the Spofi pool are about the same.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:59 AM on March 18

In. Is there a contest here per se or am I just filling out a bracket for someone else to soundly beat?

posted by werty at 10:01 AM on March 18

Protip: the road to a billion dollars starts with Virginia beating Michigan to win the championship.

posted by NoMich at 11:21 AM on March 18

Quicken Loans and Warren Buffett are holding a contest to award $1 billion to the person who picks the entire bracket perfectly, which has a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance of happening.

Stupid "American citizens only" requirement!
*kicks dirt*

posted by grum@work at 12:10 PM on March 18

I am in and gunning for the coveted Constanza.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:36 PM on March 18

Send me your picks, grum. I'll only ask for 10 percent.

posted by Etrigan at 12:39 PM on March 18

The Pre-Busted Bracket is in. Again, I have to warn you all, I watched a few games back in college. It was only 20 years ago.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:15 PM on March 18

Send me your picks, grum. I'll only ask for 10 percent.

I'll do it for 7.5%. If we're going to have a bidding war, we may as well make it profitable. Once you get through with taxes, transfer fees, and explaining to the IRS why you are transferring such a large sum of money out of the country, the extra $25M doesn't matter so much.

Transfer fees and IRS explanations might be avoidable by large knapsacks and a hike into northern Maine or NH. We'll meet at the border, grum.

posted by Howard_T at 01:45 PM on March 18

Sorry, you leeches, but I was able to get my picks in the system. No money if I win, but I'll be sure to hype up Sportsfilter when the press come knocking on my door to talk about my perfect picks.

posted by grum@work at 03:22 PM on March 18

I'm no good at brackets. I'm just going to borrow some curlers and put on a bathrobe and wait by the front door for the Publisher's Clearinghouse Prize Patrol.

posted by beaverboard at 03:46 PM on March 18

Protip: the road to a billion dollars starts with Virginia beating Michigan to win the championship

From your fingertips to God's browser history, NoMich.

posted by LionIndex at 04:20 PM on March 18

which has a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance of happening

Made the mistake of using a Chevy Cobalt platform for my time machine (couldn't afford the DeLorean) and lost the whole damn thing to an ignition switch malfunction.

We'll meet at the border, grum

Be careful, H - grum is known to support a terrorist organization .. The Leafs, who have been terrorizing their fans for decades.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:06 PM on March 18

Is there a way of getting into the pool without entering a cell number and agreeing to bullshit marketing text messages? Yahoo is garbage.

posted by dyams at 09:46 PM on March 18

Agreed. What about the Pool ID number? It won't accept the SportsFilter2014 name.

posted by owlhouse at 10:08 PM on March 18

I think the group's ID is 286760. Sorry about the phone number hassle. If anyone has a convenient workaround, post it here.

posted by rcade at 09:50 AM on March 19

Oh, yeah. Hugh Janus Means Love. Mmmm hmmmmm.

posted by Hugh Janus at 03:15 PM on March 19

Thanks. Can't get in without the US phone number. Oh well, there goes my chance to show you how much I know about College hoops.

*not much*<*none*

posted by owlhouse at 10:15 PM on March 19

"Mammoth probability aside, I would not be surprised to see someone walk away with a billion of Buffett's dollars." -- link

How can you not be surprised if a 1 in 9.2 quintillion longshot comes through?

posted by rcade at 08:12 AM on March 20

Hey, if there are 25 million unique entries, those odds improve to 1 in 370 trillion that someone wins!

posted by bender at 09:55 AM on March 20

We didn't quite make it in time ... but good luck to those who did!

And go Michigan St.!

posted by DraftSharksFF at 03:36 PM on March 20

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