Don't Ask Mike Conley For Help with Your Bracket Next Year

By Jason Priestas on April 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

However you feel about your own scorched bracket, there's a good chance it's better than the bracket Mike Conley submitted. In fact, I can almost guarantee you it's better.

Conley's bracket, featured on ESPN's Tournament Challenge, has a Final Four of Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Michigan State and Louisville, with the Buckeyes topping the Cardinals in the championship game. Prior to that, Conley saw just two of his Elite 8 picks survive. As such, his bracket ranks in the bottom 8.8% of the millions of brackets – including the many that were submitted empty – in ESPN's contest.

Look, we're all Ohio State fans around here, but you'd have to have been drinking the Craftberry Kool-Aid to pick this Buckeye team to win the tournament going into it.

It turns out a lot of the famous athletes and NBA stars have hilariously-bad brackets. Al Horford's bracket is at 38.6%, Stephen Curry sits at 33.6% and Elton Brand's bracket lingers in the bottom quartile. But Conley is on a level of stink all to himself.

Consider this: Hope Solo's bracket is in the top nine percent of all entries. Hell, Mad Money nut job Jim Cramer's bracket checks in at 78.6%.

So yeah, avoid Mike Conley's NCAA tournament picks, but don't you ever doubt his Ohio State fandom.

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