President Barack Obama is a huge basketball fan and every year takes the time to predict who will win the March Madness college basketball tournament. According to ESPN on March 19, President Obama chose the Michigan State Spartans to win it all this year in his Bracketology picks.
The finals in his brackets, which has been humorously labeled "Barack-etology," saw the Spartans beating the Louisville Cardinals in the championship game.
According to President Obama, he credits his choice of Michigan State to the fact that Tom Izzo is a "great tournament coach" who knows how to motivate his players. Obama then cracked that it has been a long time since he won his pool in the March Madness brackets.
In this year's Bracketology picks, President Obama didn't take too many chances, although both Louisville and Michigan State were both four seeds. His other two Final Four picks were both number one seeds in the Florida Gators and Arizona Wildcats. He admitted that the picks are not imaginative but he likes them.
Over the six years that President Obama has made the Bracketology picks, he has chosen only one correct champion, picking North Carolina to win the March Madness college basketball tournament in 2009, his first year to make the picks with ESPN. The other years, he chose Kansas in 2010 and 2011, North Carolina again in 2012 and Indiana in 2013.