March 28, 2019

There's Still One Perfect NCAA Bracket: There's a single perfect bracket left in March Madness among the millions played on Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, Fox, Sports Illustrated and NCAA.com.Gregg Nigl, a 40-year-old neuropsychologist from Columbus, Ohio, has picked 48 out of 48 on the NCAA's site. This is the best streak ever, beating 39 games in 2017. He has Gonzaga beating Kentucky for the national title with Duke and Virginia also in the Final Four. Nigl said, "It’s kind of a big deal."

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:20 AM - 6 comments

The article says the odds are 1 in a quintillion or whatever but that's prior to the tournament. With it being 16 teams now then the odds are whatever that would be " I'm going to estimate about 1 in 32,000 if it was random winners and losers.

posted by rumple at 11:59 AM on March 28

I'm being selfish, but I hope Virginia doesn't destroy his dreams like they destroy mine. :(

posted by LionIndex at 08:38 PM on March 28

Thanks to Purdue, it is perfect no more.

posted by rcade at 10:07 PM on March 28

When the story came out, Nigl should have gone into hiding and kept his mouth shut.

Getting your bracket caught up in media coverage like this is the equivalent of Al Michaels announcing:

"And on comes Vanderjagt, who hasn't missed a field goal all year..."

Ka-lunk.

posted by beaverboard at 01:14 AM on March 29

Hell, now the poor guy can't pick a winner to save his life, with UNC getting whomped by Hurricane Auburn.

Only one man saw that coming and we're never gonna hear the end of it.

posted by beaverboard at 09:39 PM on March 29

Several years ago, I was one of 5 people on ESPN to be perfect through the first two nights (32 for 32). I was so excited, I shared with everyone on Facebook, talked about it at work, (I may even have shared it here) etc. I proceeded to miss 14 of the next 16 and have 0 Final Four teams. I didn't even win any money in a brackets contest through work. Yeah, that sucked. lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:34 AM on March 30

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