Matt Hasselbeck spoke on a cell phone outside the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room while his three kids stood by.
I assumed the veteran quarterback was participating in a radio show following his four-touchdown performance against New Orleans in the wild-card round of the playoffs last season. How naive. With Hasselbeck’s 5-year-old son now putting the experts to shame through unbelievable NCAA Tournament predictions, I’m thinking the quarterback must have been calling in Henry’s picks for the NFL’s divisional round.
Young Henry’s team ranks 103rd out of more than 5.9 million entries on ESPN.com’s NCAA Tournament Challenge.
Forget babysitters. Get this kid a bookie.
As Aaron Levine of Fox Q13 in Seattle noted Monday, Henry Hasselbeck filled out his bracket based on which team mascots he preferred. So far, he has correctly picked some unlikely Sweet Sixteen participants, including the Richmond Spiders, Virginia Commonwealth Rams and the Florida State Seminoles.
Wait, Matt Hasselbeck’s son took the Rams? At least they weren’t facing North Carolina-Wilmington.
Henry has traditional powers Kentucky, Duke and Kansas joining Florida in the Final Four.
Now, if only he could tell us when this NFL lockout is going to end.