My big sister always wins her office bracket challenge. Always. She follows the same strategy every time. And the best part of this strategy is you're still a winner even if you're a loser.

If you guess the most games in Tri-Cities you win a flat screen TV from Uncle Sam's Saloon! If you correctly predict 60 or more games, you win $10,000. If you correctly predict every game in the bracket, you win a million dollars!

So my sister's strategy is this: imagine the mascots in an octagon death match.

That way, even if your bracket gets blown you still have a good chuckle. Cavalier vs Owls? Monarchs vs Terriers? It's always a win.