Obama Creates NCAA Bracket
President Barack Obama put together his top picks for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament title game. He chose Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville.
Obama created his annual “BARACK-etology” segment that aired on ESPN Wednesday. The segment came two days after the White House launched its own GIF-friendly, March Madness-themed Affordable Care Act bracket.
“Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach,” Obama said. “I’ve got Michigan State going all the way. … He knows how to motivate folks and he knows how to coach. My pick: Michigan State. Bring it home for me. It’s been a while since I’ve won my pool.”
Besides the Spartans and Cardinals, Obama also picked No. 1 overall seed Florida and top seed Arizona to reach the Final Four.
Obama is also promoting his “ACA Bracket” to get young people to sign up for healthcare. It’s called, “The 16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered” and it originally featured 16 GIFs. The interactive creation allows users to vote for the top two reasons to get health coverage and it has plenty of links to the government’s healthcare website.
For more on this story visit: Cathy Rainone, NBC