Pablos (not so) poor picks
Now, of all my diversions, the NCAA Bracket is historically my worst. Although I enjoy college basketball, it is not a sport I follow much outside of the tournament itself. Still, every year I would scour pages from ESPN.com and Sportsline.com to see who the Cinderella team of the Tournament would be. I would then combine all the information I had gleaned from these experts and make my educated picks.
This year, I didn't have the time to see who the "favorite" picks were, so I threw my bracket together with what little knowledge I had... and now I am in the 97th percentile of most successful brackets. Though it will likely not last too long, I am ranked 33,000 out of hundreds of thousands of brackets. Makes me realize all the time I wasted "researching" the big winners.
Of course, my picks aren't completely without insight. As a test, we had an Akha friend of ours pick their own bracket, and she chose Duke to be upset in the first round and Utah State to win it all.