March Madness is right round the corner which means everyone is filling in their picks for this season’s Final Four. President Obama’s agenda after his historic re-election includes budget reform, ending the Iraq War, killing your puppy (if you’re reading this in a shack in the backwoods) and picking who’s going to represent this year in the NCAA’s Final Four.
Last year Obama managed to hit two of the Final Four teams, and he’s back at this year with his predictions. One of Obama’s teams from last year is a pick again this year as the President selected the Ohio State Buckeyes to crawl out of the Wild, Wild, West region just as he did last year. Ohio State marched all the way through the madness to the Final Four last year in New Orleans before getting ousted by the Kansas Jayhawks.
Speaking of Kansas, while the President has the Jayhawks going far in the South bracket, he doesn’t have them as a Final Four team. Instead, Obama has the Jawhawks getting upset by Michigan in the Sweet 16 and the Florida Gators topping the Wolverines to make it to Atlanta and the Final Four.
Louisville is Obama’s pick to come out of the Midwest and the President plays it safe throughout that bracket. While he’s got upsets elsewhere in his bracket, the Midwest features the top 4 team in the region moving on for an eventual Elite 8 meeting between No. 1 Louisville and No. 2 Duke. Over in the East region, POTUS plays it safe once again with all four of the top seed teams moving on until a showdown between the Indiana Hoosiers and Miami Hurricanes with the Hoosiers emerging as the Final Four representative.
As for his National Championship pick?
“I’m going with Louisville. I know it’s not a surprise pick,” Obama said on “SportsCenter” Wednesday. “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.”
Two out of four last year wasn’t bad at all, and the President has some good picks again this year. But the real question is: he’s won two presidential elections, but can he stand out as the master of March Madness as well?