The man with the best bracket and most points racked up among the 3 million brackets submitted to Yahoo sports made a terrible, terrible mistake. He forgot to pick a champion.
$50,000 in prize money on the line, and he did not pick a champion.
James Kiki’s nailed some early upsets, he had seven of the Elite Eight teams correct. He has a perfect Final Four. He is tied with two other people for first overall, just three games away from a $50,000 grand prize. James Kiki will not win. Here is his bracket.
“I don’t even want to think about it,” Kiki told Syracuse.com.
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Kiki, a South Sudanese refugee who works for a nonprofit in Syracuse, says he’d never filled out a bracket in his life, and only did so because he saw he could win $50,000.
But he was challeneged by Yahoo’s somewhat unintuitive picking system. Kiki says he forgot about his bracket—“I’ve been watching the games, but I didn’t even know what teams I picked”—but only realized how well he had done, and how he had screwed up, when he was flooded by messages from other Yahoo users telling him how stupid he was.
I think I’m gonna be sick.