Tales from the Trail

Obama picks Kansas in college basketball bracket

March 17, 2010

It’s March Madness time again and everybody with basketball savvy or a wee bit of Irish luck is filling out their NCAA college basketball brackets. OBAMA/

Participants in this annual craze have several ways of deciding who to pick: They pay close attention to what teams are up or down, they crib from their unsuspecting friends’ brackets, or they like the color of a particular team’s uniform or their nickname. Like the Georgetown Hoyas, whatever a Hoya might be.

Which brings us to President Obama, a passionate fan of basketball who is still young enough, 48, that he can play a pick-up game with his pals and not worry overly much about blowing out a knee. Who honestly is going to foul the president, for instance?

Obama filled out his NCAA bracket and his Final Four are Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova. He picks the Kansas Jayhawks to win the national championship game. (Is Kansas, a typically Republican state, in play in 2012? Just asking.)

Anyway, it looks like Obama wrestled a bit in deciding between Villanova and Duke to get to the Final Four. It looks like Duke was scratched out in favor of Nova.

Here’s his bracket.

Photo credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Obama appears on screen as he does TV commentary with CBS presenters at an NCAA basketball game Jan. 30, 2010)

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Everyone has there favorites and hopes for there teams to win. I think the best thing about March madness is that anything can happen in the “madness”. My son will always be a Duke fan and I will always root for Georgia Tech even if in any given year either of those teams are long shots. We can still hope that the madness will give us the conclusion we want. College Basketball Shorts

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