Thankfully President Barack Obama got the memo and filled out a complete women’s NCAA tournament bracket this season with the help of ESPN broadcaster Doris Burke. Yet, I have to wonder if he listened to Burke when picking the Seattle subregional games.
No. 10 seed North Carolina over No. 7 seed Gonzaga, Mr. President? Wow. Either he was thinking about the men or misread the latest news and thought Marion Jones returned to play for the Tar Heels not Tulsa Shock.
But Burke said it was legit.
“In just the short time I spent with President Obama, it was obvious how much of a basketball fan he is,” she said in a news release. “While he has joined the rest of the nation in following the storyline of the Connecticut Huskies and their current historic win streak, I was impressed with his overall knowledge and passion for all of basketball. He is also intrigued with the potential matchup of the titans of women’s basketball in Tennessee and Connecticut.”
Well, at least he made some picks, selecting Seattle’s other subregional visitor, No. 2 seed Texas A&M;, to advance to the Sacramento regional final against No. 1 seed Stanford. Now there’s a good pick.
In the Seattle subregional, my only switch would be for the Zags to advance out of the opening round. Aggies post Danielle Adams will be tough for them to handle in my projected second-round matchup, so I think the Aggies will advance to the Sweet 16, too.
My Final Four would be Connecticut, Stanford, Nebraska, and Duke. And of course I’m picking UConn to win it all. But what does your bracket look like?
If you’re looking for another site to fill one out, you can try Women Talk Sports, which is tossing out random prizes during the tournament and offers a board for trash talking. Just be sure to enter as follows on the page to be included in the fun.