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.

3 comments:

Kaitlynn said...

Lately I am always on your website, waiting for you to post! (I have an aiding hour during school, so I am always on the computer...) I think I lost your home phone number, but should I just call you on your cell phone? I don't want to bother you, so when are you available to talk?

Mom in RC said...

That number is just about where I feel I'm at in the ncaa pool. Can I do new picks!!!!! I did terrible this year, how did this happen? My team is already out. Now I'm not having fun. Oh well I guess alot of people are feeling this way. Where is our KIM BLOG....we have been waiting. I just know she has a big one coming our way!!! Love you both and miss you sooo sooo much. MOM in RC

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