After an improbable string of NCAA tournament upsets have left most brackets busted after the first round, Cardinals fan Donald Derusso is one of the few Americans who still has a perfect bracket. When asked for his secret, Derusso credited his no-nonsense, oldschool approach to bracketology that he attributed to the St. Louis style of baseball he so strongly supports, as well as general inexperience and pure luck.
“You know, when I was trying to fill out my work bracket, I’ll be honest, I’d not seen a lot of NCAA basketball,” he said. “I don’t even like basketball that much, not similar enough to baseball. That’s a man’s game, at least it used to be, before the showboating. Anyway, I asked myself, looking at this bracket, what would the Cardinals do? And sure enough, here I am, with a perfect bracket, and I owe it all to the values I learned as a Cardinals fan.”
Derusso is very confident he will end up winning with his bracket, despite the fact he has UAB winning the national title because of their “grit and gumption.”