Question posed on Dan Patrick this morning...

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  1. andybernard

    andybernard Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather win your bracket pool, or have your favorite team win the tourney?

    To me, not even close. Typical bracket wins maybe 100 bucks. I would much rather the Clones win it all. Dan Patrick said he'd rather win his bracket.
     
  2. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    Depends, is it the billion dollar Warren Buffett pool?

    Because, don't get me wrong, I love the Cyclones. But...
     
  3. bawbie

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    I'd go this way:

    1) Win the Billion $ Bracket
    2) Cyclones win it all
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    100) Win my pool.
     
  4. 1Nation

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    Billion dollar bracket no question. Donate $100M to athletic department as an apology.
     
  5. mj4cy

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    I would give a lot more money than I'm willing to admit to see ISU win it all.
     
  6. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    Not even a question.
     
  7. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    I think most would rather have ISU win the tourney than win your average office pool pot. The better question is what is the tipping point for winnings where you would rather win the money than ISU win?
     
  8. andybernard

    andybernard Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to specify. They said, "forget the billion dollar bracket". So, no billion dollars. Just typical office pool stuff.
     
  9. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    This.
    And then I would donate $250 million to ISU.
     
  10. andybernard

    andybernard Well-Known Member

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    Great question, and I was thinking about this as well. I honestly have no idea what I would be "willing to give" to see ISU win it all.
     
  11. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    I'd take a billion over ISU, but winning my bracket is a lot further below ISU winning it all than ISU winning it all is from the billion.
     
  12. CloneJob

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    If I won the 1 Billion, I would make sure ISU had very nice athletic facilities... and would make sure their coaches are fairly compensated.

    And then, I would donate $1.8M a year to Iowa so they can keep Francis around. I love what he's doing to their program.
     
  13. Cyclonepride

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    Just donate 20% and we will forgive you.
     
  14. CDN_Tailgater

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    I just picked ISU to win in my bracket, thus I get the best of both worlds!!
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    If it is office pool or virtually any other pool, ISU wins all the way. No question
     
  16. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

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    My initial thought was like $10K, but then I realized that seems kinda low. I mean that would be pretty selfish of me to take $10K over watching ISU win it.

    When taking others into consideration, I think 50K is doable? 100K?
     
  17. cyclonefreak

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    Just pick ISU to win it all then there is no issue.
     
  18. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    This is Cyclone FANATIC so there is no question what the unanimous answer should be here.
     
  19. Frak

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    Yeah, typical office pool is maybe a $100...$200 if it's a really big one. I probably spent $1,000+ just to watch ISU win the conference tourney, so yeah, I'm betting that pretty much all ISU fans would pay $200 to see ISU win it all.
     
  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I think it comes down to whether or not you really have a team. I know hardcore sports fans who don't really have an emotional attachment to any particular squad (which seems odd to me, but they definitely exist). If you root for a team, you'd probably rather them win. If you don't, you'd probably want to win your pool.
     

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