- FYI March 19
As he's done every year since heading to the White House, President Obama on Tuesday revealed his March Madness bracket in a segment for ESPN. This year, the Bracketologist-in-Chief picked top overall seed Florida, No. 1 seed Arizona, and fellow No. 4 seeds Louisville and Michigan State to make the Final Four. As for the title game, he took the Spartans over reigning champ Louisville.
"These are not imaginative picks," Obama said. "But I think they're the right ones."
He's right: They're not very imaginative. His picks closely mirror those of every ESPN hoops expert, and they're identical to the picks of colorful college basketball analyst Dick Vitale. As for whether they're the right picks, Obama's bracket last year did place him in the 74.4th percentile out of the 8.15 million brackets submitted to ESPN's tournament. Which is to say, if you haven't made your selections yet, maybe take a peek at the president's picks for some inspiration.- -
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why is the Pentagon stuffing caves in Norway full of tanks?
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- The U.S. government is actually trouncing Ebola. When will it get credit?
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
Subscribe to the Week