President Obama is predicting that powerhouses Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State and Villanova will beat out other teams to the Final Four. (Photo Credit: ESPN)
Washington (CNN) – President Obama has caught the fever – the one spreading wildly during March Madness.
Obama revealed who he thinks will win – and lose – in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament during an exclusive interview with ESPN Tuesday.
And for the first time, the president also publicly revealed his picks for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, also to ESPN. His female Final Four picks: Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee.
ESPN says it will reveal the president's full NCAA Women's bracket on Friday.
As for the men: who will skid, and who will score, in the predictor-in-chief's estimation? ESPN's SportsCenter revealed his full bracket Wednesday.
The president largely played it safe, telling ESPN that powerhouses Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State and Villanova will beat out other teams to the Final Four.
Who will survive and go on to the big dance?
President Obama predicts Kansas and Kentucky.
And the winner?
The president's pick: Kansas.
President Obama could go 2-for-2 if his current prediction prevails. Last year, he chose the North Carolina Tar Heels to win it all. And they did.
To all those saying he doesn't have time for this, etc.......GET A LIFE! This President is a REAL PERSON- That's a CHANGE I believe in!
With all the important things going on, why on Gods earth does someone think this is important? what is WRONG with CNN?!
Rock Chalk, Barack!
little wolfie blitzer called this the NAACP.
is Blitzer still employed?
can Wolfie be that stupid?
The NCAA announced late tonight that the 2010 Men's tournament has been canceled because Obama's picks were "deemed" to be correct and it would therefore be redundant to actually play the games. Throughout Kansas, jubilant fans are pouring into the streets in celebration of their team's victory.
Over half of America caught madness in November 2008; an illness that will be cured in the next two election cycles.
Who gives a flying flip. There more importanat things to work on than someone goofy B-ball picks.
This "story" is exactly why CNN is tanking in the ratings. I wonder how many reporters were investigating this story??
People we have a government that is trying to take over 17% of our economy!!! Short and simple get your heads out of the sand CNN!
I liked President Obama until he chose Kansas State over Syracuse, but he might be right.
Should be an interesting NCAA!!! :) :)
Yes, this is so very important. It's not like Barky is really doing anything FOR the populace. Have fun with this kid's game.
It's all a joke.
Maybe this is what the man is most qualified to do?
CNN shame on you, this is not newsworthy. Why not print the names of the politicians whose health care votes were bought!
yeah, he should stick to basketball, and thug street activism; that's his mantra....he's in way over his head in the White House. The Fox News reporter owned him....and he danced around the answers that True Americans wanted to hear; result? He's a socialist, pandering liar..
After hearing last night that he supports receiving the ObamaCare bill with no vote, I am sure he has some kind of madness for sure and it's not related to basketball.
Barry's March Madness Fever is only surpassed by his fever for socialism. The American People are turning against him in droves!
At least while Obama is engaged in this kind of silliness he's not further screwing up the country.
I haven't a clue what the "NCAA" is, but if it has a president maybe Obama could make a lateral shift into that job–he'd be a lot less of a threat to the US that way, though the members of the "NCAA" might find themselves hit with a big increase in membership dues as well as a requirement to join–and pay for–the organisation's new, expensive, group health insurance plan.
Love ya Obama
During the State of the Union Address Pres Obama stated that jobs were priority one. The next thing we knew the employment issues dribbled by the wayside when he immediately picked back up the health care issue. Now we see what his true priorities are. Perhaps someday he will choose to follow his word instead of whatever fancy strikes him.
This is about the only thing Obama has come up with that I agree with. He must be an expert at basketball...... the interview yesterday sure proved that he mostly likes to hear himself talk his talking points without answering a single question directly.
Maybe he should spend his time better....maybe finding ways that small businesses will feel comfortable again hiring people rather than telling us bigger and bigger government is the answer to all of our problems.
Mr. President, Duke will beat Villanova. Looking at your bracket sir, it looks like you had a hard time picking that one.
I never understood how women could watch soap operas and men could watch sports. There is nothing more boring. It's like the whole world goes nuts and people gather in stadiums to watch grass grow. There's no accounting for taste, I guess.