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President Obama's Final Four: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova
sbnation.com ^ | 03/16/10 | Ryan Hudson

Posted on 03/16/2010 8:38:32 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

Just like last season, President Barack Obama is filling out a bracket for the men's tournament. This year though, he'll be submitting his predictions for the women's field, too.

In an ESPN exclusive, President Barack Obama filled out his bracket predictions for the 2010 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments with ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz and ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke for air on ESPN's SportsCenter on Wednesday, March 17, at noon ET, and Friday, March 19, at 9 a.m., respectively [...]

Said Katz, “After spending a few minutes with President Obama at the White House it was evident he has clearly paid attention to college basketball this season ... [H]e was aware of injuries, star players and key matchups in evaluating the top teams in the field.”

Both of Obama's brackets will be posted online shortly after the segments air, but in the meantime, here are his Final Fours.

Men's: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova

Women's: Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: barf; basketball; losers; ncaa; obama

1 posted on 03/16/2010 8:38:32 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3
jinx, change your brackets to any team he did not choose.
2 posted on 03/16/2010 8:39:31 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Said Katz, “After spending a few minutes with President Obama at the White House it was evident he has clearly paid attention to college basketball this season ... [H]e was aware of injuries, star players and key matchups in evaluating the top teams in the field.”

Thank God he is paying attention to something. He certainly is not paying attention to the American people.

3 posted on 03/16/2010 8:40:02 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Kiss of death for the Jahawks...


4 posted on 03/16/2010 8:41:47 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: TornadoAlley3

Thank God he didn’t pick my team.


5 posted on 03/16/2010 8:42:05 PM PDT by Defiant (We are in a battle to the death between Karl and George. I will stand and fight for George.)
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To: mlocher
Thank God he is paying attention to something. He certainly is not paying attention to the American people.

I hope he focuses MORE attention on college and pro sports. That way he's not focusing on the spearhead into socialism.
6 posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: mlocher

It is amazing. I haven’t even had a moment to look at the brackets this week, much less complete them. This guy is supposedly running the country.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:16 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: TornadoAlley3
[H]e was aware of injuries, star players and key matchups in evaluating the top teams in the field.”

I wish Obama a great future in basketball analysis and prognostication. Leave presiding over our beloved nation to responsible adults, please.

8 posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: TornadoAlley3

Crap he already jinxed Kentucky once..Bad enough Obama babe Ashley Judd is shown at every event, and we’ll lose at least 3 to 4 starters to the NBA, now this.

Here’s to a good run anyway..


9 posted on 03/16/2010 8:45:06 PM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: TornadoAlley3

From the Vegas Insider: “UPDATED ODDS TO WIN THE 2009-2010 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP”

Kansas 2/1 2/1
Kentucky 7/2 7/2
Syracuse 7/2 7/2
Duke 8/1 8/1

I see Obama is again not picking Duke like last year.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 8:48:04 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: bleach

Go Cats!


11 posted on 03/16/2010 8:48:20 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: Renderofveils
That way he's not focusing on the spearhead into socialism

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." If that is your mantra, why would you watch college basketball, or any sport, for that matter. Obama should only watch sports where they do not keep score. Socialists are hipocrits.

12 posted on 03/16/2010 8:48:52 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Great There goes my money he picked Villanova. Is there anything he touches that doesn’t turn to sh*t? Wait do not answer me ...please.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT by Blonde
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To: Red Steel
I think Kansas is the best team in the country. Good thing Obama has been paying attention. He's not paying attention to much else.

I think Duke may be a little underpriced at 8/1 relative to recent years when they were overrated. This is the best Duke team since 2004.

Syracuse at 7/2 is a bad bet IMO. Kentucky is about right.

Just my $.02.

14 posted on 03/16/2010 9:00:16 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Blonde

Great, the Messiah puts my pick in the crapper with Former Governor Corzine, nice.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 9:04:52 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: mlocher

Can I tell you I don’t give a f*** what this bast*** signs up for. He is a low down scamp.


16 posted on 03/16/2010 9:05:32 PM PDT by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: CT
Can I tell you I don’t give a f*** what this bast*** signs up for.

Sure, go ahead. I always wanted to see what it was like to be a psychologist.

17 posted on 03/16/2010 9:09:18 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Every where you look — Obama. Every topic — Obama. Want to try to watch sports to escape for awhile? Obama.

Obama. Obama. Obama. Every where.

I’ve seen film of giant billboards and posters on the sides of buildings of Mao and other dictators in other countries. The people cannot escape them. They permeate every aspect of society.

This creepy phenomenon is now fading into our society too.


18 posted on 03/16/2010 9:10:04 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: TornadoAlley3

Thanks NObama. Couldn’t you have just picked one team from Kansas and not both of them? Geesh.


19 posted on 03/16/2010 9:19:54 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: kimmie7
GO BIG BLUE!!!!

Though I certainly hope the Obammunist hasn't jinxed us like he did before the first SC game.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

20 posted on 03/16/2010 9:30:10 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Glad I have only one of them. Ohio State, Syracuse, Kentucky and Baylor are my Final Four.


21 posted on 03/16/2010 10:40:01 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: TornadoAlley3

When will Pelousi and the dimocRATS attempt to force a vote to make sure Obozo’s picks come through???


22 posted on 03/17/2010 12:31:12 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: CT

Now, don’t mince words, CT. Tell us how you really feel about Obozo!


23 posted on 03/17/2010 12:32:26 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: peggybac

Kansas is a state that Obummer can’t win in 2012 so the socialist leader is trying to garner points with Kansans.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 1:41:33 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
He supposedly picked Mizzou over Clemson so it's good to see my team ( Clemson ) with a better chance then they had before.
25 posted on 03/17/2010 1:44:53 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Kansas probably yes, Kentucky yes, but Kansas State and Villanova? The last two I don’t think so, especially Villanova, which has been playing poorly lately.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 5:14:03 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: NautiNurse

This POTUS stuff is harder than he thought so he is preparing for a career reporting sports?


27 posted on 03/17/2010 5:19:11 AM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: peggybac

What does Northern Alabama have against Kansas?


28 posted on 03/17/2010 1:24:19 PM PDT by JoeFlaccoUnibrower
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To: TornadoAlley3
Said Katz, “After spending a few minutes with President Obama at the White House it was evident he has clearly paid attention to college basketball this season ... [H]e was aware of injuries, star players and key matchups in evaluating the top teams in the field.”

So much for Obama's claim that he wouldn't rest until the job situation got better.

29 posted on 03/17/2010 1:45:20 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: TornadoAlley3

Northern Iowa 69 Kansas 67


30 posted on 03/20/2010 8:20:12 PM PDT by xp38
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Saint Mary’s, Calif. 75 Villanova 68


31 posted on 03/20/2010 8:22:05 PM PDT by xp38
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To: TornadoAlley3

..posted on line shortly after the segments air...
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Good they are showing HIS final four so he can’t adjust the picks like he will probably do AFTER THE SEGMENTS AIR.


32 posted on 03/20/2010 8:36:58 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Yesterdays results

Butler 63 Kansas State 59

West Virginia 73 Kentucky 66

That completes the 0's final four picks. None of them make it to the final four.

33 posted on 03/28/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by xp38
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To: TornadoAlley3

Just to be fair all his women’s basketball picks are still alive but may or may not yet make it to the final four.


34 posted on 03/28/2010 8:59:09 AM PDT by xp38
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To: TornadoAlley3

oops check that....Tennessee for his womens picks has been eliminated. The other 3 are still alive.


35 posted on 03/28/2010 9:01:25 AM PDT by xp38
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