NCAA mystery: Why did Obama change his pick?
Call it the March Madness Mystery – why did President Barack Obama change his pick of which college basketball team would win the NCAA tournament?
Obama, an avid basketball fan and recreational player, first chose Pittsburgh to go into the semifinal against Louisville, which he predicted would win the whole thing.
What does he know that we don’t? What made him switch from having no confidence that North Carolina would even reach the semifinals to full confidence they would be the champions?
In earlier plays, Obama also switched to Tennessee from Oklahoma, to Florida State from Xavier, to VCU from UCLA, and to Oklahoma from Clemson.
He did the picks on a board that carried the presidential seal and title “Presidential Bracket,” according to ESPN.com.
Wonder what team Obama would have chosen if Oregon State were in the bracket, after all that’s where his brother-in-law is a basketball coach.
Photo credit: Reuters/Jeff Haynes (UNC mascot at last year’s NCAA game)