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Obama picks Michigan St as men's basketball champ

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:19 p.m. HST, Mar 19, 2014

WASHINGTON >> President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men's basketball championship over defending champion Louisville.

In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday.

Florida and Arizona rounded out Obama's Final Four picks. But he said the talents of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo made him pick the Spartans to go all the way.

Obama said he knows his picks aren't imaginative but expressed hope they'd help him win his pool this year. He noted that he hasn't had a lot of luck with his picks in the past.

Last year he correctly picked Louisville to play in the championship game, but wrongly said the Cardinals would lose to Indiana.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Who cares! Try getting something done! Reminds me of Jeremy Harris aka Mr. Photo Opportunity.
on March 19,2014 | 07:59AM
Graham wrote:
I agree-wasting time on basketball while Russia annexes Crimea..
on March 19,2014 | 08:34AM
You know there is something to be said for the "other stuff" the pres does. Do we have to live our lives surrounded by worry and world problems. Cant you appreciate a little good to go along with the bad. Its true there are many problems in the world, but is it really our business. You know I hear people give him the gas for getting involved and now you want to give him the gas for not getting involved. MAKE UP YOUR MIND! In the mean time, why not enjoy a little. SHEESH>
on March 19,2014 | 09:30AM
Bdpapa wrote:
He can do what he wants, and he does. But does it have to be advertised?
on March 19,2014 | 12:02PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Graham - what do you want him to do about Crimea?
on March 19,2014 | 08:18PM
mrluke wrote:
I'm so glad there's nothing else important to do!
on March 19,2014 | 08:37AM
Ronin006 wrote:
I wonder who he picked to win the Crimea contest.
on March 19,2014 | 09:31AM
serious wrote:
I think Putin already picked that one. Now, that's true leadership. Have a purpose and get it done--what red line?????
on March 19,2014 | 09:54AM
dctaira wrote:
obama makes Jimmy Careter look good!
on March 19,2014 | 10:51AM
sluggah wrote:
Now THAT"S true leadership! He's something else.
on March 19,2014 | 10:52AM
Jerry_D wrote:
Just wondering...anybody else notice the sergeant in the background has only three medals, with his highest one being only a Good Conduct Medal?
on March 19,2014 | 11:46AM
AhiPoke wrote:
Awesome. The Russians takeover Crymia and appear to be on the verge of invading the Ukraine and the American press is more concerned about the president's bracket.
on March 19,2014 | 12:26PM
danji wrote:
oesnt obama have other things to tend to. Who cares who he picks. Our economy is not in a good state, his health care program is still not what he predicted and he goes to tell the country he picks MSU to win the NCAA basketball title. Its sad cause he professes he comes from Hawaii. PLEASE DO YOUR JOB
on March 19,2014 | 01:24PM
bluhawaii74 wrote:
Tough break for MSU. Obama also picked Ukraine and Joe Biden.
on March 19,2014 | 01:43PM
warriorrebel wrote:
good one!!! hahaha
on March 19,2014 | 04:27PM
jayz43 wrote:
Funny, SA refuses to report any negative news on Obamacare but headlines Obama basketball picks. What a rag for the only daily publication in Hawaii.
on March 19,2014 | 05:46PM
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