So, how's your bracket looking?
Are you the person that loads up on the upset special? Is your bracket covered in chalk with no upsets at all?
Well, behind all the eraser marks and scribbled out teams, you can guarantee yourself one thing: You will have some regrets on that sheet of paper this month. The odds of giving yourself a perfect bracket are one in 9.2 quintillion, and yes, that is a real number that looks like a '9' and a '2' followed by 17 zeros. In other words, you're not going to submit the holy grail of sports gambling with a perfect bracket.
But what you can do is enhance your bracket by picking the Michigan State Spartans to head to the Final Four in New Orleans. It's a borderline guarantee, and if Rasheed Wallace was around, I'm sure he would say it is "guaranSHEED." I mean come on, Tom Izzo knows Final Fours on a first name basis.
So there you have it, that is a lock for this year's bracket, but I don't expect that all of you are convinced yet. To help convince you to pencil in "MSU" in your Final Four, there are five solid reasons to push you on top of your bracket pool this year.