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Hoopster-in-Chief Obama Offers NCAA Bracket Challenge
ABC News ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 03/12/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by bkopto

“Think you got game?” That’s the question President Obama is posing to sports fans in a new, online interactive contest aimed at expanding his re-election campaign’s contact list and collecting some grassroots cash.

With the “Obama Bracket Challenge” on the campaign’s website, supporters can electronically make their picks for the 2012 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and see how they measure up against Obama.

The president has filled out a March Madness tournament bracket each of the past three years during an interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz. He’s expected to do so again this year, and his campaign will post his selections online.

To participate, users must provide their full name, email address and ZIP code. They’re also prompted to make a donation to the campaign after submitting their picks.

“We’ll publish a list of everyone who does better than the president here on BarackObama.com after the tournament is over,” the campaign says.

Obama will attend a first-round NCAA men’s tournament game in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2012; barackobama; basketball; bhoeconomy; bhofunandgames; economy; fail; gasprices; hoopsterinchief; marchmadness; ncaa; nobama2012; obama; obamacampaign; obamafiddles
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1 posted on 03/12/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Let me guess, he picked BYU to win the tournament!

sarc./


2 posted on 03/12/2012 12:51:57 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Batman11
Let me guess, he picked BYU to win the tournament! sarc./

Obama KNOWS Romney cant win!

President Obama offered his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney “good luck” for Super Tuesday.

Asked at a news conference if he’d like to respond to Romney’s comments calling Obama the “most feckless president since Carter,” Obama said: “Good luck tonight.”

After the quip got laughs from the press gallery, Obama smiled and said, “No, really. Really.”

THE _RESIDENT GETS IT!!!! the Republican establishment are too stupid to get it.

3 posted on 03/12/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: bkopto

Meanwhile gas is $5 and the national debt is almost $16 trillion... But Obama is cool.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 12:58:29 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Batman11

I hope he didn’t pick Kentucky, because he is wrong about everything and that would really screw up my bracket.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 12:59:14 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: bkopto

He’s pandering to the college crowd, which is smart politically.

However when they can’t afford gas this summer, March Madness will be a faint memory.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:42 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar
He’s pandering to the college crowd, which is smart politically.

College students are sheep...dumb as a damn rock.

7 posted on 03/12/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bkopto

Obama is a callous and infantile fool.

He worries about this, but ignores all the people devastated by the tornados.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 1:05:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: bkopto
obama sotu12, obama state of the union 2012
9 posted on 03/12/2012 1:13:22 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: bkopto

Obama - the hoopster doofus.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: bkopto

I hope this ass stays away from the ‘Tops.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 1:29:50 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: bkopto

Hey Jack Wagon!

We are in debt up to our ears! Gas is sky rocketing! The economy sucks! There are people that want to nuke Israel off the map! Them same people would like to do the same to us! Do you think you could take care of our problems and worry less about the NCAA?


12 posted on 03/12/2012 1:54:13 PM PDT by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: do the dhue

He didn’t do it live because he couldn’t take the chance that TOTUS would miss spell Syracuse again.


13 posted on 03/12/2012 2:31:06 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: do the dhue

He didn’t do it live because he couldn’t take the chance that TOTUS would miss spell Syracuse again.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bkopto

Syracuse is out so I’ve lost interest. }:-(


15 posted on 03/12/2012 3:10:25 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: massgopguy

*Chuckle*. He’s such a dope.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: bkopto

Thank you!


17 posted on 03/12/2012 3:12:45 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Busywhiskers

YES! Obobo please pick Kentucky.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 3:48:50 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: bkopto

Obama’s got plenty of time for picking his brackets, but he doesn’t time to (fill in the blank).


19 posted on 03/12/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: bkopto
9 teams from one conference is obscene and an insult to other basketball programs.

That is, for the NCAA selection committee to dare to reason that the 9th ranked team in the Big East is better or more deserving than the 2nd or 3rd rated team in some other conference is completely repulsive to me.

1. Big East has 9 teams: As I understand it, the Big East has 9 teams in the 2012 tournament.

2. To me, selecting 9 teams from one conference is morally wrong, even if they may be the best 9 teams in the country.

3. Only 4 or 5 teams: I say that only 4 or 5 teams from a conference should be selected even if a conference has the best 6 through 9 teams in the country.

4. I say it is a sin for the selection committee to choose 9 teams from one conference while only selecting one team from some other conferences.

5. In my strong opinion, if you are only the 6 to 9 best team in your own conference, then you don't deserve to go to the Big Dance.

6. Limiting big conferences like the Big East to 4 or 5 teams gives unknown college players in other conferences to show their stuff first time on national tv. So I say give other teams a chance to go to the Big Dance.

7. BCS Football mess: The NCAA is trying to straighten out the football championship mess.

8. I say this to the NCAA: While you are trying to straighten out the football mess, you should also take a hard look at the basketball selection mess, especially take a hard look on how 9 teams from one conference could be selected for the basketball tournament, while other conferences only had one team selected.

9. My suggestions to the NCAA on how to improve the selection process for the basketball tournament:

10. If you don't win your conference tournament, then you don't get a #1 seed.

11. This year, 2012, we have 3 out of 4 number 1 seeds who couldn't even win their own tournaments.

12. If conference tournaments do not mean anything to the selection committee, then let's get rid of the tournaments, because the conferences only hold the tournaments to rake in a lot of money.

13. Matchups: Have the committee name only the first 8 seeds in each region, but have the matchups between the first 8 seeds and the bottom 8 seeds selected by random selection.

14. The selection would go something like this and would be a tv rating success:

15. After the top 8 teams in each region are selected, the names of the rest of the teams would be placed in a hat.

16. A person would then select a team from the hat and that team would be matched up with one of the 8th seeds in each region.

17. For instance, the first 4 teams selected from the hat would be assigned to the four 8th seeds.

18. Once the 8th seeds are matched up, then the 7th seeds would be matched up and so forth, with all the matchups assigned by random selections.

19. Finally, and last, the 4 number 1 seeds would be matched up with the remaining 4 teams in the hat.

20. Many of these universities have some of the best computers in the world, so they should be able to come up with a basketball selection method that is fairer than the horrible selection method that is used today.

21. For instance, this is one thing I find bizarre about the selection process: If a team loses to a top team---say to North Carolina this year---by just a few points, that team is looked upon as deserving a spot at the Big Dance, even though the team lost. To me, that is bizarre reasoning.

22. In summary, my suggestions to the basketball selection committee are the following:

23. Only 4 or 5 teams can be selected from one conference no matter how "superior" that conference is rated when compared to other conferences that only have 2 or 4 teams selected for the Big Dance.

24. Random selection method: Seed the first 8 teams but select their opponents by random selection: The 8th seeded teams in each of the 4 regions are assigned teams first, with the number 1 seeds assigned teams last.

25. Oh, yes, I forgot to mention this idea: If a conference team makes it to the final four, then that conference gets two automatic places the following year.

26. For instance, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth University made the final four in 2011, so their conferences would have received two automatic places in this 2012 tournament under my proposed rule, even though both teams come from conferences that are not normally looked upon as major conferences.

27. Again, selecting 9 teams from one conference for the 2012 Big Dance is obscene.

20 posted on 03/12/2012 7:39:30 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: Coldwater Creek

He better not pick Long Beach State. I do not want to be jinxed.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: bkopto

Thank you Obama for picking Virginia to beat Florida.


22 posted on 03/16/2012 1:40:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: bkopto

On FBN this am Stuart Varney said the ZERO’s administration was going to have rules set for next year’s tournament to eliminate schools that were academically sub-standard.
The Department of Education if done this year would have barred approx.. 10-12 teams.
As Jeff Dunham’s Peanut would say, ‘What the Hell!.”


23 posted on 03/16/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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