Warren Buffett offering a billion dollars for a perfect NCAA bracket

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    I'll offer a billion! The "catch" is it has to be submitted before the selection committee releases the Tourney bracket. Now, that's a challenge!
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    How much does it cost to fix a game? There might be a nice profit here.
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    Honestly, my odds would probably be just as good if I filled it out now as if I waited to see the actual bracket...
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    I don't think he is risking anything:)
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    Nope.
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    Wow. You have to first select the exact same bracket the selection committee does and then guess every single game correctly. Still not sure that's worth $1B, but there's no harm in giving it shot, I guess.
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    I'm not bothering unless it's tax free.;)
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    I'm pretty sure a billion dollars would ruin my life, so if I get it right I'll give it away to y'all.
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    I would be happy with just 1%.

    Thanks in advance.
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    The odds of winning are 9.2 billion billion.
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    Lets all work together and bounce our ideas/brackets off of eachother. If we win we will all split it evenly between all of us. Kinda like a lottery pool at work.
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    He's only underwriting it because he knows he'll never have to pay out the insurance therefore he gets free money.
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    That's like a 50/50, right? :D
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    This is what makes me sick about the Chris Walker situation. People make a lot of money on the back of these kids. And they can't even accept a free lunch?

    How about d-bag Buffet sets up a scholarship fund to help the young men who's families are needy so they can stay in school and learn to be productive members of society rather than just professional players? Do you imagine the good it could be done by letting Billy guide these players for four years?
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    Meanwhile everyone bets, and now Warren gets this publicity. Makes me ILL.
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    I'll give 10 Billion to the first person to do the Gator Chomp on Neptune.
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    He may be a D-bag but he has given more to charity that any other single person (with the possible exception of Bill Gates) around 20 billion and counting. Don't know if any is specifically directed to poor athlete. He still lives in the same three bedroom house in Omaha, rather that a 40,000 sq ft monstrosity and by all reports is a decent human being. My kind of D-bag.
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    He won't need Lloyd's of London to insure the risk, because it ain't going to happen. The promotion should create a lot of interest, however, from people who don't understand math or probabilites. They'll play and expect to win.
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    Buffet gives an incredible amount of money to charities.

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