Me vs. Joe Lunardi

By: David Kay

I always find it entertaining when somebody is considered a sporting “expert.”  For example, ESPN’s “Mr. Bracketologist” Joe Lunardi makes a living off predicting the NCAA Tournament by crunching all sorts of numbers and draws millions upon millions of eyes to his version.  He is to bracketology what Darwin is to theory of evolution.

I will never consider myself an “expert” at anything except maybe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air trivia.  (Bring it.)  When it comes to my deep, deep, deep passion for college basketball and the NBA Draft, I have time and time again referred to myself as a “nerd” and graciously accepted it as a compliment when others call me one.

Part of my nerdom this year involved creating my very own bracketology.  Now I understand that people may not take it seriously and think “what possible credit does this guy have when predicting the NCAA Tournament brackets?”  I don’t blame you.  Not one bit.  So what I did is break down the numbers comparing my final bracketology versus Lunardi’s.  Here’s how we matched up head-to-head.
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