March Madness bracket busters ruin everyone's tournament pool

What should I do with my bracket, which is no longer worth the paper it was printed on?

3/26/13 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5230 respect

Mar 21, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Harvard Crimson guard Siyani Chambers (1) celebrates with guard/forward Wesley Saunders (23) after the game against the New Mexico Lobos during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at EnergySolutions Arena. Harvard won the game 68-62. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY SportsThe Sweet Sixteen is set, and the round will start on Thursday night.

After two round of full tournament action, only one thing is clear: Your bracket is absolutely destroyed.

Whether it was Harvard of Florida Gulf Coast beating heavy favorites New Mexico and Georgetown, or Wichita State taking down #1 seed Gonzaga in the round of 32, something definitely happened to toss some red ink all over your picks.

Between Florida Gulf Coast, Oregon, and La Salle, we have 3 double-digit seeds in the Sweet Sixteen.

Will any of them pull off another upset and advance further? Don't ask me. I personally filled out 5 different brackets, and I'm in the 43rd percentile in my BEST one. For those of you keeping score at home, that means 57% of people made better picks than my BEST bracket out of five.

So what do I do now, with my brackets that are completely shot?

Well, there's always the office basketball hoop method:

Blog Photo - March Madness bracket busters ruin everyone's tournament pool

If that's not your style, then there are a bunch of different paper airplane models that you can create, and see which ones fly the furthest. This one is my personal favorite:

Blog Photo - March Madness bracket busters ruin everyone's tournament pool


If you can't afford the mini hoop, but want to toss your bracket, make sure it's properly biodegradable and toss it in here:

Blog Photo - March Madness bracket busters ruin everyone's tournament pool


If you're one of the 17 people in the US who still have a decent looking bracket, go ahead and brag... as long as you can show proof. Because quite frankly, I don't believe you.

For the rest of us, whose brackets look like a red sharpie convention, which teams are the ones that really screwed up your bracket? Did you have New Mexico in the final 4, like I did in a couple brackets? Did you have Gonzaga winning it all? Who are the teams that really mucked it up for you?
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3/26/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Next year don't print it!!!!