It's Mayhem, baby?!?
3/20/2013 1:31:00 PM
I was checking some betting odds for the NCAA men’s basketball games when couldn’t help but notice that the online service refers to the tournament as “March Mayhem”. But before I could poke fun at their obvious attempt to refer to a sporting event without infringing on copyrights, I was reminded how every January the radio industry promotes the Super Bowl as “The Big Game”.
Well touché, my offshore gambling friend.
Speaking of odds, the chances of predicting a perfect bracket is 1 in 9.2 quintillion. That’s a “9”, followed by a decimal, followed by a “2” and followed by seventeen zeros.
Sure, we have a chance. But here are some more odds for sake of comparison…
- Getting audited by the IRS 1 in 175
- Dying within the next 12 months 1 in 1,820
- Becoming a pro athlete 1 in 22,000
- Dating a supermodel 1 in 88,000
- Being attacked by a shark 1 in 11,500,000
Well that’s not very encouraging. And it’s typically quite humbling that most March Madness office polls are won by a female who selected her games based on geography, team mascots or school colors.
If that happens in my office we can at least hope Shannon The Loop Rock Girl wins.
Maybe she’ll be excited enough to pass me the ball after she collects her winnings?
Do you want to see my picks? Not likely, as I’m guessing the same mantra for fantasy football applies to NCAA Tournament brackets too (“Nobody cares about your team but you”).
But just in case click HERE to see it.
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