Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Presidential Fun With Brackets
I don't know if President Obama is the first prez to fill out a bracket publicly or not, but this is the first time I remember such a thing. And it is a fun reminder that our presidents are people too.
Obama has a final four Louisville, Pitt, Memphis and North Carolina. The more interesting thing about his bracket, however, is to look at the way he filled it in. Several times he changed his mind or wrote in questions marks, and he scratched out Clemson in Round 2 before putting them back. I don't know whether that means anything or not, but I like to think it means he knows enough to know he doesn't know everything. A little self-awareness about limitations right there on display.
Now someone just needs to explain to him that when you shorten Missouri you traditionally change the s's to z's. M-I-Z-Z-O-U!