Hey, everyone loves March Madness. From the lady in your office pool who picks teams based on the color of their uniforms or which mascot would win in a fight, all the way to the President of the United States.
As you can see in the video, Andy Katz, who ESPN only lets out of his cage known as ESPNU for 10 minutes a month to play with the big boys at ESPN helps President Obama make his picks in the NCAA Tourney. You Watch…..
Now, I love the fact that our President is a sports fan and is willing to make no bones about what team he is rooting for when it comes to a championship here in the USA. He is already one for one with his pick of the Steelers to win the Super Bowl and as you saw is going with UNC to take home the championship.
But alas, some people are not too thrilled with this whole idea. Take Duke Head Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski for example…”Somebody said that we’re not in President Obama’s Final Four, and as much as I respect what he’s doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets.” Ouch Mike, a little upset that the President didn’t think your group of underachievers the past few tourney’s had a shot of winning?
Now of course the economy is in shambles and its getting worse by the moment, but we cant be all gloom and doom can we? We have to have a little fun with the brackets and its a good way to break free from the stress of the sagging economy, if only for a little while.
Of course the President didn’t mind giving the UNC Tar Heels a little message before they began their run to a National Title.
“Now, for all the Tar Heels who are watching, I picked you last year — you let me down,” Obama said. “This year, don’t embarrass me in front of the nation, all right? I’m counting on you. I still got those sneakers you guys gave me.”
No pressure at all guys. its only the President of the United States calling you out about failing to win it all last year, nah, no pressure at all. Hey lets think of it this way, If Obama can get the bracket right, he can do anything, including getting Andy Katz out of his cage for more then 10 minutes.
– The Falk