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Obama picks UNC to beat Kentucky in his bracket

Mar 14, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT


President Obama’s filled out an NCAA tournament bracket the last four years, usually on ESPN, with a ton of fanfare. (The amount of updates provided on how “Obama’s bracket” is overwhelming.”)

This year’s no different.

Obama filled out a bracket, had it teased at various points, then went through every pick this morning.

This winner: North Carolina, over Kentucky.

That’s choice that Tar Heels fans might like. The last time Obama picked the Tar Heels, they won it all. (He chose Kansas the last two seasons.) It’d also provide a nice measure of revenge for Roy Williams’ team, which lost to Kentucky earlier this season.

“I am just a sucker for the Tar Heels,” Obama said. “I love the way [Kendall] Marshall handles the ball, the way he distributes. They just have a balanced team. I am worried about [John] Henson [who is battling a wrist injury]. This is all a premise that Henson is going to be able to play.”

(Click here to see a larger version of Obama’s bracket)


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  1. mommatocharlie - Mar 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Who cares?

    • pauleky - Mar 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      Lots of people, including you. After all, why did you bother to post if you don’t care?

      It’s no wonder Obama picked UNC over UK – Kentucky is full of folks that hate him. I’m a UK grad and I bleed blue, but I don’t blame our President for favoring an east coast team. Yeah, North Carolina ain’t exactly New York or Vermont, but they still seem to value intelligence and education in that state. My home state? Not so much. Go Cats!

  2. jayinatlanta - Mar 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Well, he didn’t pick his law school alma mater, Harvard, so I guess all THAT fuss and prognosticism was about nothing.

  3. laserw - Mar 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Kiss of death for the Tar Heels.

    Obviously he was pandering to a state he desperately needs (and is losing) in the upcoming election.

    The other teams in March Madness thank the Messiah for eliminating the Tar Heels from the tournament.

    • miked2891 - Mar 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      laserw, maybe you should do your research before you start badmouthing Obama for something ridiculous like pandering to NC. He chose UNC back in 2009 after he was already President and they won.

      So, no it’s not pandering to NC and no it’s also not some kiss of death for them either since 2009’s tournament proves that. Nice try though. Oh and this is coming from someone who doesn’t like Obama or UNC, I’m just someone that loves watching people like you stick their foot in their mouth.

      • ajcardsfan - Mar 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM

        Although the one bracket I’ve got money on has UK over UNC, I did have a few other alternative brackets that put UNC up, also had one with Mizzou . UK just seemed the most probable, I am hoping for a UNC/UK championship and have Henson in for that game, I think it’ll be a close match.

  4. cyraider - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Good call Obama, that pesky debt and unemployment rate can wait. You have important things to do like fill out a bracket. Invite a few more TV cameras to the white house and send Michelle to a few more talk shows. The guy would rather be the center of attention then do a good job as the leader of the free world.

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