If Your Bracket Is Already Busted, This Image Will Infuriate You

You spent hours, maybe even days agonizing over your bracket, and given how many upsets there were yesterday, it's likely that the whole thing has already gone up in flames. If you're still smarting, I suggest not scrolling down to look at the image below. » 3/20/15 12:36pm 3/20/15 12:36pm

March Madness Beer Brackets Are Stupid, So Here's The Winner Of Ours!

Have you guys filled out all your brackets? I'm a bit behind this year. I've taken care of "Vegan Pizza Toppings," "Aunts Who Have Disappointed Me," "Bands I've Never Heard Of," and "Dudes Named Gary," and today I hope to get to "NCAA Men's Basketball," but I doubt I'm going to find time to complete Thrillist's "What… » 3/18/15 3:43pm 3/18/15 3:43pm

Meet Your Ultimate Super Bowl Snack: Nacho Cheese Doritos

Holy cow bells, what a contest! Voting was neck and neck virtually throughout the entire Finals of our Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Playoffs, with Nacho Cheese Doritos maintaining only the barest of leads. In the end, the neon orange chips stayed scrappy and took it all, with 107 more votes than tough competitor… » 1/30/15 3:00pm 1/30/15 3:00pm

It Is Time To Crown The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

It comes down to this, a battle of the triangular, compressed corn chip: The final matchup in our Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Playoffs pits two number 1 seeds, Nacho Cheese Doritos and Tortilla Chips, against one another. » 1/28/15 2:00pm 1/28/15 2:00pm

The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Semifinals Start NOW. VOTE!

You God-damned animals voted Ridged Chips out? In favor of Kettle Chips??? What kind of perversion is this? Fine, you know what? Go scratch, more Ruffles for me. » 1/26/15 2:00pm 1/26/15 2:00pm

The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Divisional Finals Are Upon Us. VOTE!

Big Peanut took a page out of Big Avocado's playbook, attempting to throw my bracket by ginning up Twitter support. Big Peanut did not succeed. » 1/23/15 2:00pm 1/23/15 2:00pm

Round 2 Of The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Playoffs Starts NOW! Vote!

Cheese & Crackers very nearly pulled off a huge upset. The 8-seed, matched up against football snack staple Nacho Cheese Doritos, was almost left off the bracket entirely because your bracketeer thought it perhaps a touch too bougie for this exercise. Which is insane, when you consider that the same bracketeer… » 1/21/15 2:00pm 1/21/15 2:00pm

The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Playoffs Start Now. VOTE!

The Super Bowl is a grand time for food. All those New Year's Resolutions about eating right, getting fit, and drinking less go out the window just in time for nimble fingers to set to work crafting the perfect snack stadium or dialing Dominos. » 1/20/15 2:00pm 1/20/15 2:00pm

We Found The Poor Guy Whose Bracket Mistake Could Cost Him $100,000

Corey Johnson currently has the fourth-best bracket in America. The 20 best brackets will win $100,000 from Quicken Loans and Yahoo Sports, but Corey will not be among them. Corey's bracket didn't pick a champion. Where will Corey be watching tonight's championship game? "From a rope hanging from a tree," he tells me. » 4/07/14 3:36pm 4/07/14 3:36pm

Poor Schmo Forgets To Pick Bracket Winner, Costs Himself Shot At $100K

This is the worst bracket ever filled out. Which is to say it's an excellent bracket. Corey nailed 11 of the Sweet 16 teams, seven of the Elite Eight, three of the Final Four, and has a UConn-Kentucky championship game. Except Corey forgot to pick a winner. [Update: We talked to Corey.] » 4/07/14 12:09pm 4/07/14 12:09pm

Occasional Deadspin/Regressing contributors Michael Lopez and Greg Matthews are currently in second place in Kaggle's bracket prediction contest. They're not just picking teams; scores are based on how closely each entry's modeled win probabilities match up to actual results. If they win they get $15,000. [Kaggle] » 3/28/14 12:14pm 3/28/14 12:14pm

How Bad Did The NCAA Committee Mess Up This Year's Seeding, Exactly?

Journalists, Vegas oddsmakers, and that one college friend who you only hear from this time of year all agree: The NCAA tournament selection committee did a god-awful job of seeding the tournament teams this year. But, did it really? » 3/27/14 2:08pm 3/27/14 2:08pm

This Is The Worst March Madness Bracket Ever

Friday we showed you what was, until now, the worst March Madness bracket. This is now the worst bracket ever. How is that possible? It's perfect, you object. This is true. Brad has correctly picked all 32 games thus far. In fact, he is the only one on Yahoo to have managed this feat. But! He did not enter this… » 3/22/14 11:45am 3/22/14 11:45am

What Are The Best Upset Picks In The First Round?

You may have noticed that the "expert brackets" we put together are mostly chalk, because they're picking the single most likely outcome of each individual game. » 3/19/14 1:38pm 3/19/14 1:38pm

These Cool Interactives Will Help Guide You To Bracket Success

Over at The Power Rank, Grantland's Ed Feng has put together a nice interactive bracket with his tournament predictions, based on his own ranking system. If you go to his site and click on individual teams, you'll see the odds that they advance through various rounds. If you click on individual games (the circles),… » 3/17/14 2:50pm 3/17/14 2:50pm

Introducing Your Ultimate Super Bowl Dip Champion: Guacamole!

In the end, there was no contest. Guacamole took an early 60-ish to 30-ish percent lead over Salsa and held onto it throughout the polling, with a final vote of 62 percent to 38 percent. THE MIGHTY AVOCADO REIGNS SUPREME! GUAC IS GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! » 2/02/14 1:00pm 2/02/14 1:00pm

It Is Time To Crown The Ultimate Super Bowl Dip. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

Holy chip-'n'-dip, Batman! What a contest this has been! Guacamole toppled the noble Queso! Classic Salsa slayed the mighty Buffalo Chicken Dip! (We blame the person who posted a recipe for it that called for canned chicken. Canned chicken, you guys.) » 2/01/14 2:00pm 2/01/14 2:00pm

The Ultimate Super Bowl Dip Semifinals Start NOW. VOTE!

We are shocked–SHOCKED!—that #1 seeded Onion Dip went down with the barest of fights, having been roundly trounced by Queso, which took a whopping 65 percent of votes. We also bid a wistful adieu to Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Pico de Gallo. » 1/31/14 1:00pm 1/31/14 1:00pm