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    Time to brush up on your braketology!

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    Im going to win so don't bother trying.



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    So bold...

    I hope someone gets it



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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    so you're saying i shouldn't put ISU in as my champion like every other year?


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    If [Iowa] were a good shooting team we could make a run at the final 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    So bold...

    I hope someone gets it
    This year seems like the best year to risk this kind of thing, gonna be a really fun unpredictable tournament!



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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    Has anyone ever gotten every game correct?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Has anyone ever gotten every game correct?
    I don't think anyone has really come that close.



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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    So you say there's a chance?!



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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Has anyone ever gotten every game correct?
    I usually do as I'm filling out my bracket after the games are played. Sometimes I even get those wrong though.


    Ill put any dollar that if I get this ball again, Long said, Its going in.
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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    Someone is going to create the 9000000000000000000 possibilities using some sort of algorithm. Hell, Ill give it a try.



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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    Someone is going to create the 9000000000000000000 possibilities using some sort of algorithm. Hell, Ill give it a try.
    I'm guessing that they'd have some way to limit entries. Perhaps a valid email address. Not that this prevents you from doing this, but it'll add another layer of complexity to your algorithm.



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    Re: Time to brush up on your braketology!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    Someone is going to create the 9000000000000000000 possibilities using some sort of algorithm. Hell, Ill give it a try.
    I am not a math person by any means, but I was thinking of ways to do this as well. I mean, you could look at the history of the tournament based on seeding and do some probability to limit the options..but, then again, all it would take as one 16 beating a 1 and it could throw it off.

    It's all good until someone has a dang near perfect bracket going into the final four and they offer one of the coaches half a billion dollars to throw the game.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    I am not a math person by any means, but I was thinking of ways to do this as well. I mean, you could look at the history of the tournament based on seeding and do some probability to limit the options..but, then again, all it would take as one 16 beating a 1 and it could throw it off.

    It's all good until someone has a dang near perfect bracket going into the final four and they offer one of the coaches half a billion dollars to throw the game.
    That would take quite a cover up, I'd sue for a trillion



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I'm guessing that they'd have some way to limit entries. Perhaps a valid email address. Not that this prevents you from doing this, but it'll add another layer of complexity to your algorithm.
    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    I am not a math person by any means, but I was thinking of ways to do this as well. I mean, you could look at the history of the tournament based on seeding and do some probability to limit the options..but, then again, all it would take as one 16 beating a 1 and it could throw it off.

    It's all good until someone has a dang near perfect bracket going into the final four and they offer one of the coaches half a billion dollars to throw the game.
    Sounds like we're all on the same page. Let's make this work.

    That's a good point, you could probably get rid of a decent sized chunk with the 16 seeds. But as you said, as soon as you do that, they go and win the whole damn thing.



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