March Madness Is Upon Us… Time To Get All Our Picks Wrong

Just kidding, of course. The odds of getting all your March Madness picks wrong is pretty much non-existent. If you picked randomly, the odds of missing on every game is over 1 in 4 billion. You might be scratching your head thinking the odds should be even higher, but remember: You only need to get the first round entirely wrong to ensure the whole bracket is 100% wrong.

1 in 4 billion is still light-years better than picking a perfect bracket, though. Picking a perfect bracket is pretty much impossible:

march madness odds of perfect bracket with illustrated examples

I’m starting to think Warren Buffet was holding out on us. A pay off of 1 billion dollars on a 1 in 2.4 trillion odd bet seems a little light. But he did have to protect his assets, after all. 15 million people were allowed to sign up for the contest, which shrunk the odds of at least one person winning to 1 in 160,000. Now that sounds like a legitimate gamble.

We at Wristband Bros have of course done our part to connect this year’s college basketball tournament with custom silicone wristbands. And we did that by using our top-secret, soon-to-be-released online designer to create the “Perfect Bracket” wristband. It celebrates the impossible by putting the odds into perspective:

perfect bracket wristband showing odds of 1 in 2.4 trillion

That’s a heck of a lot of zeroes…