Do We Have A Bracket Crisis?
CNBC Sports Business Reporter
It has been a running joke on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike for a long time.
Co-host Mike Greenberg only believes in filling out one bracket, while his partner Mike Golic fills out many more.
This year, it’s three, but I think it has been as many as 10.
When the two make a bet on games, Golic has to decide which one is the real one, which they call “The Sheet Of Integrity.”
As I said yesterday, I’m not filling out a bracket because I think I enjoy it more when I root for great games instead of great teams. But clearly, America doesn’t think that way.
I asked my Twitter followers this morning how many brackets they had filled out. I took the first 250 to reply. So here are the numbers.
- Average amount of brackets filled out per person: 3.3
- Percent of people who only filled out one: 39%
- Percent of people who filled out at least five: 21.2%
- Percent of people who filled out at least ten: 6.8%
The average number is of course skewed by the nuts who filled out a ton of brackets. One Twitter follower of mine @zoowithroy told me he filled out 19 brackets.
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