ESPN won't give 12 year old 20K for having a nearly perfect bracket

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  1. BrulesRules

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/espn-wont-give-boy-12-reward-for-winning-bracket-challenge/

    HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. - A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men's basketball tournament, finishing in a tie for first in ESPN's massive annual contest.

    Sam Holtz said ESPN officials told him that is he ineligible to claim the top prize - a $20,000 gift card and a trip to the Maui Invitational basketball tournament - because he's 12 years old. ESPN requires participants to be at least 18.

    "I'm irritated," Holtz told the Daily Herald. "Yes, I'm still proud of my accomplishment, but I'm not happy with the decision."

    Finishing with the best bracket does not equal an automatic claim to the prize. ESPN awards the prize through a random draw of the brackets that were among the top 1 percent in the contest - about 115,700 this year. Kevin Ota, a spokesman for ESPN Digital Media, said the network is putting together some kind of prize for Holtz.

    "We plan to have fun with this," Ota said Tuesday. "The great thing is that this kid beat all these experts out there."

    The tournament includes 67 games and Holtz missed only six. He was perfect picking games played in the Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four. Out of 11.5 million who entered a bracket on ESPN's website, Sam finished tied for first with 1,830 points after Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63 in Monday's championship game. He entered 10 brackets in the contest.

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    little shit is going to setup a gofundme site and have a bunch of suckers send him money...count on it.
     
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    This story is like 2 weeks old
     
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    brules did you hear thar ww2 ended?
     
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    They state those rules at the outset :dontknow: The little Rain Man faggot should have read them
     
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    Kurt cobain died as well
     
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    Go swim in some bacon grease Mike.
     
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    Rules are rules, BrulesRules :dontknow:
     
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    Can't break the rules......that's life
     
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    tell that to over a million illegal aliens being granted amnesty in this country.
     
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    Proofread that pile.
     
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    Can down 2ManBoobs
     
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    What
     
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    they are leeching off you as well :fil:
     
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    ESPN is a cunt organization in many ways but they're right on this. The rule is over 18. Whoopdee do. No story here.
     
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    Nice sentence structure.
     
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    I doubt this.