Put $5 On It is back with the World Cup Edition. Some of us are more avid soccer fans than others i.e. myself. To be honest, if I don’t win this one, I’m going to be pretty embarrassed. But, all of us put in a bracket and put $5 on it, so we’ll see how it turns out.
First up, Rongy.
Rongy went a little aggressive with his picks, namely Russia making it into the final four. He’s big into the Russian fixing the whole thing theory. Personally, I’m not buying it, but they could very well make it out of their group.
Tie-Breaker #1: Finals Score – 3-2
Tie-Breaker #2: Golden Boot Winner – Lionel Messi
Next up, TyGuy.
TyGuy has the revenge bracket, with Brazil making up for their embarrassing showing in the 2014 World Cup Semis.
Tie-Breaker #1: Final Score – 3-2
Tie-Breaker #2: Golden Boot Winner – Neymar Jr.
Thirdly, The Cannon.
The Cannon’s bracket is pretty straightforward…the best teams win. I’m not surprised that he took this route since the only soccer he watches is with me and he complains about it.
Tie-Breaker #1: Final Score – 3-1
Tie-Breaker #2: Golden Boot Winner – Thomas Muller
Personally, I think that France has the best squad in this tournament. They’re young, so they could screw this up for me, but I’m rolling with Les Bleus.
Tie-Breaker #1: Final Score – 4-2
Tie Breaker #2: Golden Boot Winner – Antione Griezmann
Since the seeding in the World Cup relies on group play, it’s going to be difficult to pinpoint who has the best bracket. The best way to go about it is by percentage, so if two people end up with the same percentage correct, we’ll go to the tie-breakers. Stay tuned for the winner and check out our podcasts and merchandise!