This year though, you would have thought I’d be all over updating you, since until the championship game was complete, I was sitting in the 99.9% of all brackets in the world. Roughly 6,600 out of 8,150,000. Hot dang. That’s right – the guy who typically lands in the upper 40′s, caught a streak of good fortune this year. It didn’t hurt that I had hitched my horse of fortune to former Winthrop head coach, Gregg Marshall, and his Witchita State Shockers, picking them correctly to go all the way to the Final Four.
Unfortunately, I also put too much faith in the Hoosiers of Indiana, and it cost me big time as I finished in the 79%. But that was not the case for this year’s winner, my friend and fellow graphic designer Josh Narron, who correctly picked Louisville as the National Champion, and when the dust settled, found himself atop the standings in 95.5 percentile. Congratulations Josh! Enjoy your winnings, which this year include:
• And of couse, the traditional grand prize – an authentic, unopened mint condition Dikembe Mutumbo Starting Line-Up.
Our second and third place winners, Matt Geib (the winner of the very first Bracket Bonanza) and LD Thompson, will each get a handsome collection of Dikembe Mutumbo basketball cards that I bought off of eBay, along with two tickets to a home Winthrop basketball game of their choice. As well as the love and adoration of their friends and family. Thanks for playing everyone – see you next year!