How Obama’s NCAA Bracket Is a Window Into His Soul. Maybe.

He may have authored one of the most magical Cinderella stories in political history, but when it comes to college basketball, Barack Obama sure likes his chalk. For the second consecutive year, Obama has released his complete NCAA tournament picks – and once again he’s prepared a bracket that tilts decisively toward the tops seeds and that predicts none of the Vermont-caliber underdog magic that gives March Madness its name.
The president’s two first round “upset” picks really don’t amount to much. He has the 11th-seeded Temple Owls, a streaking squad that won last weekend’s Atlantic-10 tournament, knocking off Arizona State, a team whose down-the-stretch underachievement culminated in an embarrassing Pac-10 title game loss to USC (a team that otherwise wouldn’t have made the field).

How Obama’s NCAA Bracket Is a Window Into His Soul. Maybe.