March Madness comes every year and captures the interest of ardent and passive sports fans alike. Despite the amount of time spent on bracketology, most users see their brackets break within the first couple of games. In fact, according to an infographic prepared by Dedicated Media, the odds of picking a perfect bracket 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 1. That’s nine quintillion to one, which represents an insanely challenging odds. Some other cool statistics include:
- $7 Million total is wagered on brackets every year.
- 1 in 7 fans have called in sick to work to catch games from the tournament.
- 7.7 Million social media comments are posted during the tournament’s telecasts.
- 181 Million viewers will tune in across all types of platforms (television, online, and mobile).
If you’re going to keep up with the social media chatter during the remaining games of the tournament, there are some particular hashtags that you can use to join conversations: #MarchMadness, #Sweet16, #Elite8, and #NCAA. The tournament thus far has been entertaining and we are bound to see several more upsets or shockers in the coming days.
How bad does your bracket look like after the first two rounds?