Originally Posted by GP_20
I don't pick 12 seeds over 5 seeds because of whatever history. I didn't know there was a history of upsets there. I pick teams because I think they can be beat. I pick teams to lose that are overrated. I pick teams to win because I think they are underratd.
Yeah, is that why you picked Duke to win it all? You want to explain that one? You're an expert and yet you don't even know any tourney history?
What I'm saying is that if Butler didn't hit a couple lucky 3s that bounced around and then somehow went in after they were down 54-50, then they probably lose that game. Oh and how about the game they played before that? Damn near lost to Murray State. They could have just as easily lost that game. Butler barely, just barely ekes out 2 straight games, but you want to act all confident even though they could have just as easily lost those games?
When there's close games that are decided by a handful of plays, then there's luck involved. There's been a bunch of games that could have went the other way that could have dramatically changed the whole tourney. The tourney is one-and-done, where luck plays more of a role than postseasons that are decided by series. Yeah, there's plenty of skilled involved in making picks, but there's also plenty of luck involved, too. I guess you're either too egotistical and/or ignorant to admit it. Haven't you heard countless stories of people who didn't watch a second of or very little basketball winning office pools?