Is your NCAA tournament bracket been blown to bits after the first two rounds? Or are you hanging in there because everyone else's bracket is in the same ugly form?
Not so with Alex Herrman, a 17-year-old from the Chicago area. You may not be in the mood to hear this, but remember, your bracket was for entertainment purposes only (cough-cough). Herrman has picked every game, all 48, correctly so far, including crazy upsets like Northern Iowa over Kansas and Ohio over Georgetown.
Herrman is autistic. He told a Chicago TV station that he has studied all season for the tournament, but unfortunately entered one of the only online pools that doesn't offer a prize. Yahoo offers $1 million for a perfect bracket; Sportsbook.com offers $13 million.
The odds of this happening, to go 48-0 so far, are one in 13,460,000, according to BookofOdds.com. It's easier to win the lottery. Twice. Alex picked Purdue to win it all, because Purdue is his brother's alma mater.
For the curious, here's his entire bracket.
Herrman says that he studied all season for the tournament, but unfortunately entered one of the only online pools that doesn't have a prize. Yahoo offers $1 million for a perfect bracket; SportsBook.com offers $13 million.
"I'm good at math," said Alex. "I'm kind of good at math and at stats I see on TV during the game."
Alex entered the bracket on CBSsports.com's bracket challenge. His 24-year-old brother Andrew, who helped him enter his picks into CBS' bracket manager, also entered the contest -- and ranks behind 500,000 other people.
"My bracket is totally shot," Andrew said. "So is everyone else I know."
ESPN estimates around 4.78 million played in their bracket challenge, but no one picked all the games correctly. The leader at ESPN's bracket has already missed four games.