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5:35 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, right, and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State played in Friday's East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA tournament in Syracuse. If you've got money riding on this year's NCAA tournament, you might want to hear about what happened to John Bovary's football pool.
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Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 5:40 pm

About 25 years ago, John Bovery started a modest football pool out of his home in New Jersey. It had 57 participants, all friends and co-workers.

But thanks to word of mouth — and the multiplying factor of email — Bovery's pool grew to staggering proportions. At one point, it got too large for Bovery to handle himself, so he contacted a software company to custom-build something suited to his needs.

By 2009, it included more than 8,000 entries from people around the globe, with a total payout of more than $800,000.

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Music
4:30 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Using Computers To Connect With Classical Music

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Environment
4:24 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

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Africa
4:24 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Nigerians Go To The Polls

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 4:28 pm

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U.S.
4:24 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 4:26 pm

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