Wisconsin basketball players were having a good time trying to stump stenographer Deborah Bollman at press conferences at the Staples Center in Los Angeles by using obscure words.
Nigel Hayes, a 20-year-old Wisconsin Badgers sophomore forward, turns to a teammate and says, "God, she's beautiful."
The audience bursts out laughing, and Nigel is surprised that everyone heard him, including Deborah, 43, an ASAP Sports stenographer from Riverside, California.
"Did you hear that?" he asked the audience, suddenly realizing the gravity of the situation.
Check out the entire story. Nigel later apologizes to Deborah in a tweet and even throws in a big word for her, making it even more amusing.
Deborah increased her Twitter followers from about 15 to over 900. It's fun, she says, when the players try to trip her up with words, and it shows that the players are paying attention.
She thought Nigel's line was funny, but she had no idea it would become so popular.
Deborah's singer daughter, Sophia, tweeted: 'I've been working for years to get out there and my mom gets called beautiful by a basketball player and Extra is calling... 'Such as what?'
Deborah uses her newfound social media fame to promote her daughter and her incredible singing talent.
Deborah has become "Twitter famous" as a result of Nigel's gaffe. She has attracted the attention of college basketball players due to her skill at her job. Deborah can type up to 300 words per minute when typing interview transcripts.
Deborah can no longer keep a low profile and is learning everything there is to know about Twitter. Wisconsin basketball players enjoy trying to stump the stenographers with words that aren't in their dictionary, which causes them to type more slowly.
Deborah is just trying to keep up with the social media buzz because she never expected this to be this significant... colossal... tremendous... monumental - in case you needed a few words to describe it.
One of the NCAA tournament's biggest stars has yet to score a basket or even cheer from the bench.
However, she drew the attention of college basketball players due to her skill at her job.
Debra Bollman is a model. As she typed up to 300 words per minute for interview transcripts, the stenographer drew the attention of Wisconsin players on the interview podium.
Nigel Hayes said to a teammate, "she's beautiful," not realizing Bollman's headphones were piped into all of the microphones and that reporters could hear him as well.
Hayes realized his remark had been heard by all when Bollman smiled and reporters laughed. Of course, it quickly went viral.
The 43-year-old mother of three was overjoyed.
"It was just hilarious," Bollman said. "I never expected it to take on the nature that it has." It's taken on its own life. At the time, I thought it was cute and sweet.