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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/19/duke-coach-obama-worry-economy-ncaa-picks/

Haha Duke sucks

Barack Obama picked North Carolina to defeat Louisville for the NCAA championship, a relatively safe selection for a trailblazing president.

Obama spent part of Tuesday making his tournament picks for ESPN, which posted his completed bracket online Wednesday and showed the First Fan filling it out with Andy Katz on the noon edition of "Sportscenter."

Of course, the president's choice drew a reaction from the Tar Heels' most intense rival.

"Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the Blue Devils' first-round site in Greensboro, N.C.

The president had top-seeded Pittsburgh join the No. 1-seeded Tar Heels and Cardinals in the Final Four, but chose second-seeded Memphis to beat Connecticut in the West Regional.

"I think Memphis has got a very athletic team," Obama told Katz, an ESPN college basketball analyst. "I think they've got a good shot."

Perhaps showing some indecision, Obama initially had the Panthers playing Louisville for the national title in the file posted online. Pitt was scratched out of the title game in favor of North Carolina, which in turn replaced Louisville in the "champion" box.

"Here's what I like about Carolina: experience and balance," Obama said.

Familiarity, too. Obama played a pickup game with Tyler Hansbrough and the Tar Heels while campaigning in North Carolina last April.

"Now, for all the Tar Heels who are watching, I picked you last year — you let me down," Obama said. "This year, don't embarrass me in front of the nation, all right? I'm counting on you. I still got those sneakers you guys gave me."

Katz interviewed Obama last October for a story about the president's brother-in-law, Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson. After the interview, Obama invited Katz to play in a pickup basketball game on Election Day in Chicago, and he did.

Katz extracted a promise from Obama that if elected, the new president would reveal his NCAA picks to ESPN when the pairings were announced in March.

"They stayed true to their word and didn't hesitate to get it done," Katz said.

Obama was brutally honest in assessing many of the teams, including Blake Griffin and second-seeded Oklahoma, which he has losing to Syracuse for a spot in the final eight.

"The problem with Oklahoma, they have the player of the year, but they play like, seven guys," Obama said. "I think you start getting worn down."

Among the other notable selections, Obama picked 10th-seeded Maryland to beat No. 7 seed California in the West Regional, fifth-seeded Florida State to make the round of 16, and No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth to beat UCLA.

Any chance the president slips away for a few minutes to see how his picks are doing when the tournament begins in earnest Thursday?

"I think the chances are pretty high," he said.

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Radford by 30.

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"Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the Blue Devils' first-round site in Greensboro, N.C.

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Gee, I hope the Tar Holes don't let him down...:rolleyes:

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I figure the "cool" factor played a lot into the minds of younger voters.

Me? I know some very cool people. One of my former in-laws is as cool a guy as you'd ever want to meet, and loads of fun to be around. That said, I wouldn't put him in charge of a bake sale, much less the country.

Charisma buys a lot of votes in politics, but it's not a sign of competence.

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I have to be honest and give Obama credit for coming out with his picks and not playing political and PC games with it. He said what he really thought about it, which he should. Good for him...

If I didn't disagree with him on so many political issues it would be a lot better though... but I'll give credit where it's due.

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Coach K is a BIIIIIIIITCH! He needs to get that sand out of his pussy, and recruit some better players!

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Or at least ones that Obama likes better.

Obama doesn't like duke because they have more white players than the average team. What a racist.

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I'm glad the CIC could find time during our country's current situation to fill out his bracket on ESPN and go on The Tonight Show. Think Leno will let him use the teleprompter? I'll bet I can predict Barry's message on Leno: "I didn't start this mess or write the *cough* contracts, but I'll take the blame and fix it." Then the crowd respondes with tears of worship and throw roses at his feet.

What a fuggin drama queen, spot light *****. Priorities Barry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm glad the CIC could find time during our country's current situation to fill out his bracket on ESPN and go on The Tonight Show. Think Leno will let him use the teleprompter? I'll bet I can predict Barry's message on Leno: "I didn't start this mess or write the *cough* contracts, but I'll take the blame and fix it." Then the crowd respondes with tears of worship and throw roses at his feet.

What a fuggin drama queen, spot light *****. Priorities Barry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm glad the CIC could find time during our country's current situation to fill out his bracket on ESPN and go on The Tonight Show. Think Leno will let him use the teleprompter? I'll bet I can predict Barry's message on Leno: "I didn't start this mess or write the *cough* contracts, but I'll take the blame and fix it." Then the crowd respondes with tears of worship and throw roses at his feet.

What a fuggin drama queen, spot light *****. Priorities Barry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebody on CNN actually said "It will be like he is tucking America to bed tonight with a kiss on the forehead." roll-eyes.gif

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