She was asked about the source of her prognosticative ability:
“I am not really a sports person,” she said over the phone Thursday night.Meantime, my naive-bracket based on higher seeds is beating 75% of ESPN entries.
For instance, does she know anything about seedings? Syracuse at No. 10? “Nope.”
Can she name one player in the Final Four? “Uhhhh …. no. I know faces and stuff. I really don’t know much beyond that.”
She’s not a Final Four expert, then? “I didn’t know there were levels. I didn’t know there was best eight, or whatever. Or Final Four. I didn’t realize there was any of that. I thought they just kind of played basketball.”
For that matter, has she ever seen a basketball game in person in her life?
“I think I might have went to one in middle school, if that counts. Actually I have been to one in high school. The Globetrotters were there. I think that’s what they were called. And I worked the concession stand once, but I didn’t get to see any of the game because I was mostly handing out nachos.”
But she did fill out a bracket because it was for bonus points. “When he first handed the assignment out, I thought I’m not doing this, I don’t know what any of this means, maybe I’ll copy somebody’s."