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Thursday's first game thankfully takes out a chunk of perfect bracket talk
Only one game into Thursday and the amount of people crowing about a billion dollar bracket has been slashed to a minimum.
Dayton defeated Ohio State 60-59 for the first upset of the NCAA Tournament, sending off a deluge of people disappointed, apparently, to have lost out on a 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to win a billion dollars as part of a Quicken Loans promotion backed by Warren Buffett.
80% of America just lost their shot at a billion dollars from a perfect bracket -- after a single game.— Dan Shanoff (@danshanoff) March 20, 2014
The wild finish in Buffalo — an Aaron Craft reverse layup, the game-winning drive by Vee Sanford and Craft’s miss as time expired — ended Ohio State’s season, Craft’s college career and a ton of billion dollar bracket talk.
Let’s all take a moment to be thankful that we got Tweets like these out of the way before 3 p.m. on day one of the round of 64.
So much for the billion dollar Warren Buffet bracket challenge. First game and I'm out. Why did I ever pick the Buckeyes???— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) March 20, 2014
Welp there goes tht billion dollar bracket— Hakim Warrick (@hdubb21) March 20, 2014
Welp. There goes a billion dollars. Ugh.— Charissa Thompson (@CharissaT) March 20, 2014
Well darn...there goes my billion dollars— Thomas Buell (@ThomasBuellMTV) March 20, 2014
Well there goes a billion dollars— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 20, 2014
And there goes 1 billion dollars....— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) March 20, 2014
NCAA officiating is infuriatingly inconsistent. especially when you've got a billion on the line.— maurice (@tallmaurice) March 20, 2014
Dam Buckeyes cost me a billion dollars— Marc Jackson (@mjaxx23) March 20, 2014
Y'all had a better chance of winning the lottery and getting struck by lighting twice than winning that billion dollar bracket— #MacMadness (@iamkingkent) March 20, 2014