(CNN) – President Obama revealed his college basketball picks, but refused to weigh in on Europe's favorite past-time: football.
Amid a flurry of questions from reporters at a press conference in London, the president side-stepped a request to wish England's soccer team good luck.
"I have had enough trouble back home picking my brackets for the college basketball tournament that's taking place there, called March Madness, stirred up all kinds of controversy, the last thing I'm going to do is wade into European football," the president said.
"I didn't get a briefing on that, but I sense that would be a mistake," he said.
He may be right. President Obama isn't having much luck with his bracket picks.
But it seems like England didn't need the president's vote of confidence. England's team beat Ukraine 2 to 1 in their World Cup qualifying match.
"....the last thing I'm going to do is wade into European football," the president said.
Interpretation: I don't know JACK about soccer but I'll pretend I do...and make up a silly excuse about not wanting to get into any more trouble.
Obama: fake it until you make it
When I stopped watching lou Dobbs, I felt all good!
I love this man! He is so funny and real.
I love Barry. He'san average guy just like the rest of us. Average intelligence, average taste, average common sense.