March 14, 2006
5 Sextillion to 1
Those are the odds of #16 seed Oral Roberts winning the NCAA Championship according to one noted oddsmaker. 5 Sextillion to 1!!! You might be asking yourself, "Self, what is a sextillion?" I have the answer. It is a trillion billion or another way to put it, it is a 1 followed by 21 zeros: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!!! I think that is worthy of a $1 bet. Here is the very interesting article featuring these astronomical odds, which includes coaches' responses to hearing the odds: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=2367350. Remember that tonight is the play-in game: Hampton vs Monmouth. Enjoy.