Even the President of the United States is getting swept up in March Madness.
President Barack Obama, who is a noted hoops fanatic, filled out his NCAA Tournament bracket in front of ESPN cameras on Tuesday and his picks were revealed on Wednesday morning’s edition of “Sportscenter”.
Obama likes Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida to reach the Final Four, with Louisville and Indiana advancing to meet in the national title game. He then predicted that the Hoosiers would claim the 2013 NCAA National Championship.
“I’m going with Louisville. I know it’s not a surprise pick,” Obama said. “And I’m going with Indiana. These are the two best teams right now, and for the championship I’m going back to the Big Ten. I think this is Indiana’s year.”
Even Obama admitted that his picks were pretty safe, but the skeptics out there who don’t think he knows what he’s doing, keep this in mind: He correctly predicted two of last year’s Final Four squads (Ohio State, Kentucky). Honestly, how many did you get?
Though Obama seems to have a pretty good track record with his bracket (this is actually the fifth consecutive year he’s filled one out and made it public), this year’s tournament appears to be more wide open than in recent years, considering that there wasn’t one dominant team during the regular season.
Obama also filled out a bracket for the women’s tournament, selecting Baylor, UConn, Notre Dame and Cal to his Final Four.
We’ll have to wait and see if his powers of prediction reign supreme as the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64 tips off Thursday morning.