Bracket for the Bold

It’s not your average bracket…


s4s Bracket For the Bold Challenge

Every year it is said the brackets that usually do the best are from people who have no college basketball experience, or background.
So let’s see if they’re right. Create a bracket as you normally would, and then fill out a bracket using the ‘Bracket for The Bold’ rules & stipulations (which can be found below).
‘Bracket for the Bold‘ entails filling out your bracket in the boldest of ways. Forget expert analysis, forget seedings, forget stats, forget school prestige; compare your real bracket to a bracket determined by chance.
The three levels each hold a different rule-set, as the higher the level, the more you are leaving your bracket to chance. Choose which level you feel most comfortable with, or try, and compare all three!


Level 1 (Bold)

– 1st round (play-in) games, & round of 64 are hand selected
– After round of 64, all remaining games are determined by a coin toss.
– The higher seed SHOULD call whichever side the coin is prior to being flipped, as a coin actually has a 51% chance to land on whichever side the coin shows prior to the toss (hence the higher seed). *This should be done with a real coin, NOT a digital coin flipping app, as the higher seed will lose their slight advantage.
– Level 1 brackets are entitled to three reflips. If you are unsatisfied with an outcome, you are entitled to ‘reflip,’ but can only do so three times, so choose wisely.

Level 2 (Bolder)

– 1st round (play-in games) are hand selected
– Round of 64 games are to be determined by coin flip. Exempt from these coin flips are the 1v16, and 2v15 matchups; which can be hand selected.
– The remainder of the tournament should be determined by coin flip.
– The higher seed SHOULD call whichever side the coin is facing prior to being flipped, as a coin actually has a 51% chance to land on whichever side the coin shows prior to the toss (hence the higher seed). *This should be done with a real coin, NOT a digital coin flipping app, as the higher seed will lose their slight advantage.
– Level 2 brackets are entitled to five reflips, as two extra are granted for the round of 64. If you are unsatisfied with an outcome, you are entitled to ‘reflip,’ but can only do so five times, so choose wisely.

Level 3 (Boldest)

– 1st Round (play-in games) are to be hand selected.
– Round of 64 games are determined by coin flip. Exempt from these flips are the 1v16 matchups; which can be hand selected.
– The remainder of the tournament should be determined by coin flip.
– The higher seed SHOULD call whichever side the coin is prior to being flipped, as a coin actually has a 51% chance to land on whichever side the coin shows prior to the toss (hence the higher seed). *This should be done with a real coin, NOT a digital coin flipping app, as the higher seed will lose their slight advantage.
– Level 3 brackets are entitled to three reflips. If you are unsatisfied with an outcome, you are entitled to ‘reflip,’ but can only do so three times, so choose wisely.

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