Thursday, March 25, 2010

MEET ALEX HERMANN - KING OF BRACKETS

Patrick Sanunders of the Denver Post says this:

My bracket is trashed. So is yours. So is your wife's. And your buddy's. And your dog's.

(Editor's Note: No arguement here. We had Kansas winning it all and here at T.A.H. Worldwide Media Headquarters, we now call the Sweet Sixteen, the Not-So-Sweet Half of Sixteen...jeez, that's BAD!)

But there is 17-year-old kid named Alex Hermann from the Chicago area who has a perfect bracket going into Thursday's Sweet 16.

Alex, who is autistic, correctly predicted Northern Iowa to bump off top-ranked Kansas. Something also told him to pick Ohio over Georgetown, and Cornell to beat Wisconsin.

As far as anyone can tell, he is the only person on the planet with a perfect bracket in what's been the wildest NCAA Tournament in memory.

"I'm good at math," Alex told NBCChicago.com. "I'm kind of good at math and at stats I see on TV during the game."

Just how amazing is Alex's feat?

According to according to BookofOdds.com, the chances of a perfect bracket at this stage of the tournament are one in 13,460,000.

Alex entered the bracket on bracket challenge, one of three NCAA bracket games offered by CBS. Unfortunately, it's the only one without a cash prize awarded to the winner.

Alex's Final Four has Kansas State beating Tennessee and Purdue beating Kentucky. His champion?

Purdue, which just happens to be the alma matter of his older brother, Andrew.

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