Obama’s tournament bracket gets new life
by Dan Shanoff, USA TODAY Sports
Halfway through the round of 32, President Barack Obama’s bracket has surged on the strength of East region picks of Marquette and Syracuse. Instead of being behind 60 percent of the country, he now is out-performing 60% of the country.
Like most of the rest of the country, the President missed Wichita State’s upset of 1-seed Gonzaga, but he correctly picked Michigan ahead of the Wolverines dismantling VCU. He has Michigan going to the Elite Eight.
Looking ahead to today, Obama has a lot of chalk, including: 1-seeds Indiana and Kansas, 2-seeds Miami and Ohio State and 3-seed Florida, part of a complete Final Four that the President still has remaining.
The President’s big miss from the Round of 64 —Wisconsin — will come back to nick him today, as he had the Badgers advancing to the Sweet 16 (and even the Elite Eight). With no bracket interest in the outcome of Ole Miss and LaSalle, the President can sit back and enjoy the Marshall Henderson show on Sunday night.