For a couple of years now, President Obama has participated in choosing the winner of the NCAA tournament. To no one’s surprise, this year is no different.
President Obama had picked the Tar Heels in 2009 to win and was correct, but hasn’t had the same luck in the past two years. It’s now 2012 and the President of the United States is looking to bounce back strong.
With sixty-eight teams invited to the tournament, choosing winners in any bracket has the potential to become overwhelming for some fans. This didn’t seem to be the case for our president. You’d be happy to know that our leader made crisp and reasonable choices and never failed to provide logical cases for his decisions. It’s exactly what we expected from the President of the United States.
In case you were wondering, courtesy of ESPN, President Obama had a few words regarding his strategy in picking the winner of this year’s March Madness.
“I am big on momentum, especially in a tournament such as this one,” President Obama said. Whoever is looking hotter at the end of the year, those are teams that I tend to be a little more inclined to pick. I like teams with good point guards because I think the ability to control a game, limit turnovers… I think that ends up making the difference. Other than that, it’s all throwing darts.
In review of President Obama’s bracket, our leader immediately counted out VCU [Last year’s Cinderella team that went to the Final Four] and even discounted Murray St. who posted a 30-1 record this year, the best in the country.
It’s clear that President Obama is not giving any team any favors. President Obama had received his degree in Harvard, yet he chose Vanderbilt over his school. As ESPN’s Andy Katz mentioned, it’s the first time Harvard has been in the tournament since 1946, a very long time. With that said, President Obama hasn’t lost his love for his Alma Mater. Regardless of his choice, President Obama has stated that he would still root for his school.
Overall, according to the president, the four teams that will be playing in the Final Four are Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio St., and North Carolina. At the end, the two teams that will be battling it out for the National Title Game are Kentucky and North Carolina, with the Tar Heels winning the 2012
Regardless of the outcome, it’s a great feeling knowing our very own president bleeds sports just like many of us. Enjoy the tournament!
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