March has been crazy. One may even say "mad." So mad, in fact, that no one could have predicted the upsets in this year's NCAA men's college basketball tournament. Cornell over Wisconsin? St. Mary's over Villanova? Northern Iowa over Kansas? Honestly, no one could still have a perfect bracket.â†µ
An autistic teenager from the Chicago area has done something almost impossible.â†µ
Nearly 48 games into an upset-filled NCAA tournament, 17-year-old Alex Hermann is perfect.â†µ
"It's amazing," he says. Truly.â†µ
In fact, he picked every game through the first two rounds correctly. The odds of anybody doing that? One in 13,460,000, according to BookofOdds.com. It's easier to win the lottery. Twice.â†µ
"I'm good at math," Alex, a Glenbrook South High School student, said. "I'm kind of good at math and at stats I see on TV during the game."â†µ
Hermann deserves to be rewarded for his hard work. He said he's watched every team this season, has seen all the stats and "saw the size of the player." Basically, he's done everything ESPN college basketball analysts have done -- except he's been absolutely perfect.â†µ
Somewhere, SB Nation editors are crying.