Notre Dame's startling 71-57 loss to Florida State was the top Sunday bracket buster heading into the Sweet 16, according to Yahoo!'s NCAA Tournament Pick'em data, chosen to move on in 86.9 percent of brackets at the world's leading provider of embarrassing e-mail addresses from when you were 13. That's not quite as bad as the Pitt Panthers' loss to Butler, which wiped out 91.7% of would-be perfect brackets, but it's as terrible a reminder of bracket mortality I've seen since Søren Kierkegaard wrote Fear and Trembling and Gonzaga.â†µ
In case you were wondering how many people to hate this week, 4.3 percent of brackets at Yahoo!, which sponsored a Weezer tour I wanted to go to 10 years ago, when Weezer had not released a single album hipsters didn't like, picked Butler. For context, that's fewer people than picked Missouri to move on, but more than picked Illinois. If Notre Dame were Google's search share, and Missouri Bing, than Butler would be Yahoo!, is what I'm trying to say.
And that's why your Sweet 16 bracket is ruined. I'm sorry—but at least you're in good company. Kierkegaard picked Syracuse. At least, one of the pseudonyms did.â†µ