Autistic Kid with Perfect NCAA Bracket

Update: Alex Hermann’s perfect bracket ended in the third round when Butler upset Syracuse.  He got the other three games right.  Still pretty amazing! Congratulations to Alex Hermann of Chicago, an autistic 17 year old, who is the only person in the country with a perfect bracket after the first two rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament. Quite the feat in a contest full of … Continue reading Autistic Kid with Perfect NCAA Bracket

March Madness

I’m a fair weather fan.  I admit it.  I don’t follow a team or watch ESPN or read the agate or particularly care about the drama in sports.  When a team goes down I shrug and get on with my life.  I can’t understand why people get depressed or beat their wives.  It’s a game.  Hello!  I skim over the sports pages and stop to read stories … Continue reading March Madness

How David Beats Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell, author of “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers” and “Blink” has an article out this month in The New Yorker.  It’s called “How David Beats Goliath” and with his deft storytelling and character development Gladwell makes the case for effort over ability.  He tells about Vivek Ranadive and his basketball team of 12 year old girls in Redwood City, California.  To overcome a lack of talent they … Continue reading How David Beats Goliath