As if you needed any more evidence that March Madness brackets are a practice akin to throwing darts while blindfolded, here’s this rather amusing anecdote.
Yes, sixth-grader Sam Holtz almost assuredly put together a more accurate bracket than you, I and every other person who wasted precious minutes trying to predict the near-unpredictable.
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Now, Sam did fill out ten brackets (the winning bracket was the fourth one that he filled out) and he had some help but one can’t hate on the boy too much considering that he shares the top spot of the ESPN Tournament Leaderboard.
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Because Sam is under the age of eighteen, he used his dad’s email to enter ESPN’s bracket challenge (after getting permission from his father, or course). If he does win the whole thing, Sam will receive a trip to the 2015 Maui Invitational and a $20,000 Best Buy gift card.
Not bad for five minutes of work.
“I didn’t even think I’d get in the top 100,000 when I first made a bracket. I just make ’em for fun. I didn’t think I’d make it this far, so it’s incredible,” Sam said.