The NCAA tournament opened with a big upset and, if you listen closely, you can hear the Oracle of Omaha cackling.
Dayton, an 11th seed, upended sixth-seeded Ohio State 60-59, solidifying Warren Buffett’s position (and that of his insurance company) in the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge that offered a cool bil for a perfect bracket. Of course, lots of people picked Dayton to win, so Buffett isn’t off the hook yet. But the result triggered what seemed like a billion tweets about the end of the unlikely prospect of winning Buffett’s bucks; here are a few of the best:
If i miss every one of these, do I owe Buffett a billion? Curse you, old man, you’ve outfoxed me again. #bizarrobuffett— Gill Alexander (@beatingthebook) March 20, 2014
Warren Buffett now only has to worry about Dayton students who made hopeful brackets for themselves.— cameron strong (@camcamstrong) March 20, 2014
- Warren Buffett at home like pic.twitter.com/5FGIl1grG6— Swagusto Pinochet (@_Hozay) March 20, 2014
Twitter now: (1) 25% bracket news; (2) 25% Buffett jokes; (3) 10% people griping about preponderance of (1) and (2); (4) 40% Missing plane— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) March 20, 2014
Question for Warren Buffett: if I get a billion dollars for correctly picking 63 games, can I get 1/63 of that for picking Dayton? Please?— Travis Cobb (@TravisCobb5) March 20, 2014
If Harvard wins that puts me at 100% so far and I’ll head up to Omaha to tell Buffett he can buy me out for $20 million, no questions asked— justin (@jpahmahmie) March 20, 2014