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Old 03-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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He studied all season for the tourney

An autistic teenager from the Chicago area has done something almost impossible.

Nearly 48 games into an upset-filled NCAA tournament, 17-year-old Alex Herrmann is perfect.

"It's amazing," he says. Truly.

The teenager predicted that Northern Iowa would beat the Kansas Jayhawks. He picked Ohio to knock off Georgetown. And Cornell to knock off Wisconsin.


Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sport...#ixzz0j2F7IQzM

And I thought my bracket was awesome. 1 in 13.4 Million odds for this kid. Amazing.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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You can only study so much. Luck is the biggest factor here.

If he was so hardcore about it, why didn't he post one on ESPN?
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:09 PM   #4
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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He studied all season for the tourney

An autistic teenager from the Chicago area has done something almost impossible.

Nearly 48 games into an upset-filled NCAA tournament, 17-year-old Alex Herrmann is perfect.

"It's amazing," he says. Truly.

The teenager predicted that Northern Iowa would beat the Kansas Jayhawks. He picked Ohio to knock off Georgetown. And Cornell to knock off Wisconsin.


Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sport...#ixzz0j2F7IQzM

And I thought my bracket was awesome. 1 in 13.4 Million odds for this kid. Amazing.

Please tell me he has an opportunistic family member taking advantage of this.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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You can only study so much. Luck is the biggest factor here.

If he was so hardcore about it, why didn't he post one on ESPN?
What's the difference between posting one on ESPN and doing it on CBS?
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #7
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What's the difference between posting one on ESPN and doing it on CBS?
The big money ESPN is handing out for a perfect bracket.
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The big money ESPN is handing out for a perfect bracket.
Exactly. This seems like one of the random brackets I'd draw up and show my friends, "HAAAA Look, I picked NIU to beat Kansas, you'll all fondle my genitals, and gently caress my cheeks if I'm right!"
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #9
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You can only study so much. Luck is the biggest factor here.

If he was so hardcore about it, why didn't he post one on ESPN?
dude are you jealous. The kid picked it luck or not
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dude are you jealous. The kid picked it luck or not
I'm only jealous if it gets him a sportscaster job at ESPN. I bet 9 times out of 10 I can pick better brackets than him.

If Kansas played NIU today, would you put a grand on NIU?
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:49 PM   #11
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Didn't CBS have an award bracket challenge, too?
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I'm only jealous if it gets him a sportscaster job at ESPN. I bet 9 times out of 10 I can pick better brackets than him.

If Kansas played NIU today, would you put a grand on NIU?
too bad that's not what the tourney is about
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:54 PM   #13
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My money says it was the tall kid on the right

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #14
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I'm only jealous if it gets him a sportscaster job at ESPN. I bet 9 times out of 10 I can pick better brackets than him.

If Kansas played NIU today, would you put a grand on NIU?
No, but I would put $20 on NIU.

I picked them to beat the Gayhawks first go around.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #15
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Man, some of you guys are brutal.
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damn u got some f'ugly brothers and sisters!
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #17
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:57 PM   #18
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My money says it was the tall kid on the right
Munster, good choice
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #19
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I'm only jealous if it gets him a sportscaster job at ESPN. I bet 9 times out of 10 I can pick better brackets than him.

If Kansas played NIU today, would you put a grand on NIU?
I'd say 9 times out of 10 you're a complete douche bag as well.

Why bash the kid because he didn't enter into a money contest? He clearly does not care about money, he even said he's studied all year for it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #20
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The real question is; who does he like in the Sweet 16? Lets make some fkn money!
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someone is bound to get it somewhat right each year. has anyone ever been perfect?
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:40 PM   #22
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:42 PM   #23
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And I thought my bracket was awesome. 1 in 13.4 Million odds for this kid. Amazing.
I didn't read the article but I'm guessing that those odds are based on hitting a 48 team parlay assuming each game is a 50/50 prop. The actual odds are much, much longer I'm sure.

If you converted the actual moneyline numbers into win probability and ran the formula again for 48-0 the number would waaaaay higher.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:43 PM   #24
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Northern Iowa will definitely beat Kansas.. definitely, definitely beat Kansas.
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I'm only jealous if it gets him a sportscaster job at ESPN. I bet 9 times out of 10 I can pick better brackets than him.
No, it's pretty clear that you're jealous, which is pretty sad.

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Isn't that exactly what makes the pick impressive?
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