Obama’s Barackets Had a Bad Day 4, But Still Doing “Well”

Day 4 saw President Obama’s ESPN March Madness 2014 Barackets fall from a percentile in the 90s to 73.7 as ranked teams fell. That said, it’s only a matter of a game or two’s difference that made the fall seem a lot bigger than it actually was.

My ESPN Brackets

President Obama’s Barackets

My Brackets ended up in a tie with the POTUS after Day 4 by not having as bad a day as Obama’s Barackets. However, it’s all going to come down to who picked the eventual winner to decide this, given how much that is worth. I went with overall #1 ranked Florida, while Obama went with sentimental favourite Michigan State. I have an edge in the meanwhile with only 2 Elite 8 teams eliminated to Obama’s three, but that may only resolve things if neither Florida nor Michigan State wins.

Breather for now. Getting back to quotes and fashion posts for a few days. 🙂

Obama’s Barackets Not Nearly as Busted as Most People’s After Day 3

After Day 3 of the NCAA March Madness tournament, not counting the play ins that don’t contribute toward the ESPN brackets, President Barack Obama’s Barackets are a bit busted like most people’s. He did have Duke, and he didn’t have Dayton or Connecticut, being the big upsets so far, but most other people seemed to be in the same boat. The POTUS, in fact, made slight gains, from Day 2, now being in the 92.1 percentile of all entries.

My ESPN Brackets

President Obama’s Barackets

My brackets, sadly, is only in the 71.2 percentile now. However, just like the parody that exists in college basketball, that also seems to be the case among bracket entries. I’m only one second game behind da Prez. And if that says anything, one game’s difference from here on in could mean a huge difference. So let’s see who really cracks first.

Obama’s Barackets Still in Top 8% of Entries After Day 2

After Day 2, President Obama’s Barackets are slightly busted like the majority of entries. However, they’re still plenty good to be ahead or tied with 91.8% of entries after Day 2. That tie includes my entry. However, I have a slight probability edge among points remaining in that I didn’t lose a team slotted to make it to the Elite 8, like the POTUS did with Duke.

My ESPN Brackets

President Obama’s Barackets

All this so far is great for having lots of teams left, and higher probability that you can get the remaining games right if it were a straight lottery (i.e. more tickets than others). However, it isn’t a straight lottery, and the stakes now double per game in the next few days in the Round of 32, at 20 points per game instead of 10 for the Round of 64. So things can go up or down hill REAL fast!

Let’s get it on!