By now, you are probably frantically filling out those last few brackets before the NCAA tournament begins. And some (ahem, several) of you may even be placing a small bet on your brackets, in the hopes of a little extra recession cash. Which teams to pick? Which #1 seeds will be upset? And how late is Taco Bell open, again?
Well, this evening I did a double take while surfing ESPN.com. It appeared that President Obama was being interviewed by Andy Katz regarding the NCAA Tournament Brackets. And the appearance did not deceive me. Prez Obama followed Andy Katz through all picks of his bracket from start to finish. Between scolding AIG, Lehman Brothers, and Madoff, Obama was able to find the time to make his picks and tell everyone about them. Regardless of what “side of the aisle” you sit on, you have to admit it is pretty amusing to see a sitting U.S. President actually be interviewed by a mega-sports network about his NCAA picks. Perhaps one of the best parts of the video (which you have to watch) was when Katz asked Obama if he picked Utah over Arizona because Arizona is where McCain is from (or something along those lines). Obama assured Katz that it had nothing to do with it.
His bracket was respectable, but having three #1 seeds in the Final Four may seem a bit idealistic to me. In case you are curious and interested, please take a look at President Obama’s brackets below. Or if you wouldn’t mind seeing the video in its entirety, have a look at it. But if you are Coach K of the Blue Devils, you will probably have nothing to do with it. After hearing that Duke was not included in Obama’s Final Four picks, here is what Coach K had to say: “Somebody said that we’re not in President Obama’s Final Four, and as much as I respect what he is doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets.” You can cut the tension with a knife! As to how accurate Obama’s picks are, we will just have to see. But click on his original bracket below, if you are unsure of what teams you should pick!