Life is full of surprises.
Tonight, the Virginia Cavaliers, the overall number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, lost its opening round game in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament to the #63 team , the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers, and marks the first time in 136 games that a number one seed has lost its first game.
This also marks the shortest time that 0 perfect brackets have been reached.
(note: it’s possible that “someone” still has a perfect bracket somewhere, but no one is reporting on it.)
UMCB was a twenty point underdog, something that is amazing considering that they won by that margin – a forty point swing. Anyone who placed bets on the Retrievers to win are probably counting their stack of cash and might possibly be rolling around in it.
And even though it took the 136 game to finally defeat a number one team..
Bill Schmalfeldt’s record of winning anything in life is still at zero. Every endeavor he’s managed to embark on has ended with failure.
And everyone who has been sued by him still has a perfect bracket.