As the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament wraps up its first weekend of games, the only perfect bracket remaining belongs to six year old Kelly Jenkins of Holden, Maine. As news spread that the first grader had the insight to pick all the surprising first round upsets, sportscasters from all over the country were lining up interviews with Jenkins to pick apart her mind and gain some insight to the Final Four.
While being interviewed by Dick Vitale, who only went 21-11with his picks in the round of 64, the whiz kid was asked about how she predicted the #15 Florida Gulf Coast upset over #2 Georgetown. “Florida is fun because they have Disney World with Mickey, and there’s a mean boy in my class named George. Mickey is much better than George” Jenkins said in the interview that appeared on SportsCenter.
Her masterfully crafted bracket even received a call of praise from President Obama, who only picked 20 games correctly from the 32 games in the round of 64.
“I just got off the phone with little Kelly” President Obama mentioned at a press conference. “I told her I was most impressed with her prediction of the Ole-Miss La Salle game today. Predicting one of these first round upsets would be impressive enough, but to pick two, because an Explorer is a cooler job than a Kentucky Wildcat, it’s impressive.”
With her bracket now well published, sports gamblers have now placed large amounts of money on Florida Gulf Coast to win the tournament and make history in the process.