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Corn Nation Pick’em Update

How bad/good is your bracket?

USC v Kansas Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

So, how is everyone’s bracket?

Personally, I thought Illinois was going to win it all this year. For some reason I also had Loyola Chicago getting beat by the ACC Tournament Champion Georgia Tech. I mean, how on earth could I have been so wrong in these picks?

I read everything I could get my hands on for about 10 minutes worth of research before I created this bracket. The amount of time and effort took away roughly 1/878th of my day. It’s not like I didn’t take this seriously. How much time does it take to not screw up a bracket? This can’t be that hard?

Well, my bracket is toast....

Yeah, well everyone else’s bracket has taken some pretty decent hits too. It’s not like there are a lot of people out there with pretty brackets on their desk. We are all in the same boat here.

As of now, I am currently sitting in 1st place. Yes, the guy who created this challenge is sitting on the top of the heap of crap that we call the Corn Nation Pick’em Challenge. But I also said that my bracket is toast. Well, it’s pretty much toast.

I doubt I be up on top very long. My chances of scoring in the upcoming rounds is minimal. In case you did not read the scoring, here’s a rundown.

As each round goes by, the more chances for points you will have as the tournament goes on. For example, if your final four and national champion are still in the hunt, your chances of some major points are still coming down the line.

When you look at your score on the right hand side of the group standing you will see the possible points right next to the current points. Those are points that you still have a chance to get if everything goes well. For example, while I am sitting at #1 right now, the amount of points I could get at best is 98. Now scroll down the list. You will see there are many other people who have a chance for a lot more points than I do. Everything needs to go according to plan for that to happen, but the chances of those people winning are most likely better than mine.

There is a lot of games left to play and a lot of points to be scored.

Picking Illinois and Ohio State is not doing me justice. Hopefully many of you did a better job than I did when picking out your bracket.