The Final Four Trivia Contest
- What was the first year of the Final Four?
- This is the third time the Final Four has been held in the Georgia Dome. What city has hosted the most Final Fours?
- Kansas City
- New Orleans
- Which of these #11 seeds did not make it to the Final Four?
- George Mason (2006)
- VCU (2011)
- Temple (2001)
- LSU (1986)
- You can debate the greatest Cinderella team, but which is the lowest seed to win the National Championship?
- North Carolina State (1983)
- Kansas (1988)
- Arizona (1997)
- Villanova (1985)
- How many documented cases are there of someone correctly selecting all the winners in the NCAA tournament (a perfect bracket)?
- Just one: President Obama
- President Obama and Nostradamus
- President Obama, Nostradamus, and Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog)
Answers: 1. b.; 2. a.; 3. c; 4. d.; 5. d
No matter how well you did on those questions, the odds of randomly picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA tournament (including the four play-in games) are 1 in 147,573,952,589,676,412,928.
If you think those are bad odds, try this: The odds of one man fulfilling just the elite eight* of the more than 300 prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures about the Messiah are 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!
Yet Jesus fulfilled them.
Here’s just one of those prophecies.
Writing around 1000 b.c., King David described in Psalm 22 a mode of execution not known in his day:
“Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.” (Psalm 22:16)
If you want more details on who will be in the Final Four, go to http://www.ncaa.com/final-four, but that won’t guarantee you definitive answers. However, for more details on the elite eight prophecies and many others, just click here.
*The “elite eight”: Micah 5:2, Malachi 3:1, Zechariah 9:9, Psalm 41:9, Zechariah 11:12, Zechariah 11:13, Isaiah 53:7, Psalm 22:16
Matt Sieger is the editor of ISSUES: A Messianic Jewish Perspective. ISSUES is our publication for Jewish people who are willing to consider the question, Who is Jesus? Matt also writes blogs, articles, and reviews for our publications and has edited the book, Stories of Jews for Jesus.