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September 30, 2023

This Poor Guy Is More Bummed Than Anyone at KPMG About Billion Dollar Brackets

Remember when KPMG reminded its employees that they — and their immediate families/baby mamas/dogs — were ineligible to participate in the Yahoo/Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge because KPMG was serving as "independent observer" to the contest? And remember how angry that made you if it affected you?

Deadspin has the story of a guy who has to be far more ticked off than any of you Klynveldians who missed out on playing:

This is the worst bracket ever filled out. Which is to say it's an excellent bracket. Corey nailed 11 of the Sweet 16 teams, seven of the Elite Eight, three of the Final Four, and has a UConn-Kentucky championship game. Except Corey forgot to pick a winner.

Corey currently sits tied for fourth in Yahoo's billion-dollar bracket challenge group. That billion is long gone, but the creators of the 20 highest-scoring brackets each receive $100,000. If Corey correctly picked the winner for tonight's tournament final, he'd be in the money. But Corey didn't correctly pick the winner, because he didn't pick any winner, and his bracket is long locked. There will be no money for Corey, because no matter who wins, he'll be leapfrogged by more than 20 people who did select a champion.

The worst part — well, besides screwing up a chance to take home $100,000 — is that this guy is a UConn fan. HE HAD IT.

When Deadspin asked him Monday where he'd be watching the championship game from, he responded "from a rope hanging from a tree."


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