March Madness: Obama favors Gators over Gophers


Jan 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (left) presents president Barack Obama with a signed basketball during a visit to honor the NBA champion Miami Heat at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Last week, we told you President Barack Obama picked the Gophers to upset UCLA.

Well, the POTUS proved to America and Gopher Nation that he knows a thing or two about good choices and college basketball.

But while Obama also correctly picked Florida over Northwestern State, he is not predicting a Gopher upset in the round of 32. In fact, Obama has Florida in the Final Four.

Obama’s bracket is currently in the 30th percentile, which some Gopher fans should get a good chuckle out of, but imagine how much further his bracket would fall if Minnesota were to upset three-seeded Florida Sunday night?

I would, however, like to take a moment and applaud Obama’s trustworthy in the Big Ten as he had all seven conference teams advancing past the round of 64 — including Wisconsin (man, what a tragedy).

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