Pick one winner. That's all you need to do to survive in ESPN Eliminator. Pick one winner. No spread. No over/under. No penalty for picking a massive favorite. Except that, once you've picked a team, you can't pick that team again for the rest of the season. Pretty simple, yes? Then go ahead, sign up and see how far you can go this season before you, too, fall victim to the Eliminator. Many will enter, but only one can win and be the last man (or woman) standing.
Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.