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Picks keep on coming for soccer neophyte

Updated: June 21, 2006, 4:24 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

I have become the person I detest every March.

I am the secretary in accounting who makes her NCAA Tournament picks based on team colors and mascots, then wins the thing. I am the know-nothing who earns the burning enmity of the people who followed college basketball obsessively all season by embarrassing them in the office pool.

That's me with the speckled ball. Suddenly I'm the wizard of World Cup prognostication. The accidental savant of soccer. The pope of the pitch ...

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