When Mike brought home the current standings for the ESPN Washington office pool, Nicky (who is eight) learned that his brackets are right up near the top. I asked him what he was going to do with the prize money if he should win. "You know," he said, in his slow, serious way, "money is losing value really fast. I think it's important I spend it right away."

Last night was an off night for the NCAA tournament so Nick tuned into the NIT. He asked Christian what "NIT" stood for.
"Not Important Tournament," Christian answered without missing a beat.
"Why would they name it that? It's bad marketing decision. No one is going to watch a Not Important Tournament!" Nick proclaimed.

And the boy who has a head for sports stats, money, and marketing decisions has decided that he wants to work at ESPN. Since his brackets are currently well ahead of the hosts of both Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn, he's saving this weeks standings to attach to his resume one day.