There is no better tool at our disposal than a bracket for any decision that ever needs to be made.
It forces you to pick one thing over the other thing until there is only one thing left of all the things.
Stumped for a name for our child, this is how my wife and I determined what to name our son. Sixteen names went in, one came out. All debates settled, and little Keyser Soze Anker will attest the system worked flawlessly.
Considering their remarkable powers, it almost seems a waste then to only use brackets to pick a college basketball champion. They are -- with apologies to former President Bush and my wife -- the ultimate Decider.
That's why, this year, we're putting the bracket to the best use possible: to let us accomplish nothing less than finding The Very Best Thing in the world. It's an ambitious and awesome adventure we want you to help out with.