Barack Obama has an unfortunate history of picking losers in the NCAA tournament. He hasn't picked the tournament winner correctly since selecting North Carolina 2009 (last year he picked Michigan State to meet Louisville in the final and neither made it past the Elite Eight), but regardless, literally every year ESPN devotes an entire segment, called "Barack-etology" to his picks.
If you, like me, had Kentucky going all the way this year, well, Barack Obama probably just cursed your bracket. Sorry.
In ESPN’s annual installment of “Barack-etology,” the president made a safe bet on top-seeded Kentucky to win it all, saying, “They are prohibitive favorites and for good reason.”
Mr. Obama put three No. 1 seeds – Kentucky, Villanova and Duke – along with No. 2 seed Arizona in his Final Four. And he projected that Kentucky would prevail over Villanova in the title game.