Here in America, we know Kim Jong Un as the ruthless dictator of North Korea. At a glance, he is a murderous tyrant with no capacity for compromise or understanding of basic human rights. But hidden behind the guise of evil stands a man with many, many talents.
Kim Jong Un is a short and stocky man in stature, but what he lacks in corporal aesthetics he makes up for in fashion. It is his knack for putting together an impressive wardrobe that has earned him the honor of “North Korea’s Best Dressed” for many years running.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 22, 2016
In addition to Kim’s inherent talent for dressing well, he also possesses the ability to excel at sports-related activities. He was once said to have golfed an 18 — all holes in one — in a round. This should come as no surprise to golf experts, who will know that Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, once shot an unbelievable 38 under par in a round, which included 11 holes in one. The feat earned Kim Jong Un his own Tiger Woods PGA Tour-esque video game.
But Kim Jong Un’s most recent accomplishment blows the rest out of the water. He did what every sports fan in the world attempts to do every year: fill out a perfect March Madness bracket. Move over Joe Lunardi, there’s a new bracketologist in town.
Un had every single pick correct, from UMBC beating UVA in the round of 64, all the way to Loyola Chicago making a Cinderella run to the Final Four. His pick to win it all, Villanova, cruised through the entire tournament and took down Michigan in the National Championship, just as he predicted.
The odds of picking the perfect bracket are a miniscule 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (1 in 9.2 quintillion), but Supreme Leader and his omniscience bucked the odds, much like every single upset he picked. This, without a shadow of a doubt, is the most statistically impressive feat in the history of sports. Look at that smile, absolutely infectious.
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) May 10, 2015
So while you may hate him for his inhumane treatment of his fellow North Koreans, you have to at least tip your cap for this one. This will (most likely) never be done again, so it’s important that we recognize greatness when it happens, even if it’s at the hands of a stubborn despot armed with nuclear weaponry. Credit where credit is due.
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