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March Madness by Mascot?

Yes, it's that time of year again when folks gather for hours around the computer screen to pick the PERFECT college basketball bracket and enter pools to win a little extra cash.

While older kids -- and even some adults -- may approach this as a math lesson in statistics, I'm quite partial to the Andy method.

Andy is an adorable 4-year-old boy and son of a former co-worker. Last year, he entered his mom's workplace March Madness pool. His scientific method of choosing teams was picking his favorite mascots.

Andy became known as the company's basketball prodigy after winning the pool:

Are you and your kids March Madness fans? How do you -- and they -- make your picks?

By Stacey Garfinkle |  March 18, 2009; 3:04 PM ET  | Category:  Preschoolers
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"enter pools to win a little extra cash."

Hmmm, using a 4 year old to pick for illegal betting? That's quite an ethics lesson to teach the child.

Posted by: anonymous_one | March 18, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

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