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Obama picks Michigan State to win in his March Madness Bracket

Former President Barack Obama stayed true to his tradition and tweeted out his picks for the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournaments

President Donald Trump won’t fill one out, but former President Barack Obama stayed true to his tradition and tweeted out his picks for the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournaments on Wednesday. 

And in a change of style – 44 picked Michigan State, a three-seeded team, to cut the nets on April 1; Obama normally picks a one-seeded team to take home the title.

‘Just because I have more time to watch games doesn’t mean my picks will be better,’ Obama wrote, joking about poor past performances on his March Madness brackets.  

Better-seeded teams are given the advantage and look like a sure thing to go far in the tournament. 

But every year there are serious upsets – and the art of bracket-picking involves correctly choosing when those upsets might occur.  

'Just because I have more time to watch games doesn't mean my picks will be better,' Obama wrote, joking about poor past performances on his March Madness brackets

‘Just because I have more time to watch games doesn’t mean my picks will be better,’ Obama wrote, joking about poor past performances on his March Madness brackets

In a change of style - 44 picked Michigan State, a three-seeded team, to cut the nets on April 1; Obama normally picks one-seeded team to take home the title

In a change of style – 44 picked Michigan State, a three-seeded team, to cut the nets on April 1; Obama normally picks one-seeded team to take home the title

Though he hasn't always been lucky - Obama has picked a few of the title winners in the past few years, including last year's National Champions the North Carolina Tar Heels, pictured just after their redemption win 

Though he hasn’t always been lucky – Obama has picked a few of the title winners in the past few years, including last year’s National Champions the North Carolina Tar Heels, pictured just after their redemption win 

Every year there are serious upsets in the tournament - and the art of bracket-picking involves correctly choosing when those upsets might occur. President Obama is pictured in 2016 with the Villanova Men's team, which won the title in a last-second buzzer beater against North Carolina

Every year there are serious upsets in the tournament – and the art of bracket-picking involves correctly choosing when those upsets might occur. President Obama is pictured in 2016 with the Villanova Men’s team, which won the title in a last-second buzzer beater against North Carolina

Other than the surprisingly picking a three-seed to win the tournament, he also picked a few other upsets – including having Loyola-Chicago, an 11 seed, beating Miami, a six seed in the first round of the tournament. 

He also picks 10-seeded Texas to beat Nevada. 

Barack only sent two one seeds to the tournament – Virginia and Villanova, who he thinks will be joined by two-seeded and defending national champions North Carolina and three-seeded Michigan State. 

And though he hasn’t always been lucky – Obama has picked a few of the title winners in the past few years, including last year’s National Champions the North Carolina Tar Heels. 

And on the women's side the former POTUS picks the University of Connecticut to win the tournament

And on the women’s side the former POTUS picks the University of Connecticut to win the tournament

He picked the University of Connecticut women's team to come back after last year's shocking upset to Michigan State to win the 2018 title. He is pictured with the 2016 UConn women's team 

He picked the University of Connecticut women’s team to come back after last year’s shocking upset to Michigan State to win the 2018 title. He is pictured with the 2016 UConn women’s team 

And on the women’s side the former POTUS picks the University of Connecticut to win the tournament – reclaiming the title from the team that toppled them in a huge upset after a nearly-undefeated season in 2017 – Michigan State.

People were quick to start the trash talk about his picks – but that should be no bother to him. 

March Madness brings out the competitive side in nearly everyone, with millions around the country filling out a bracket and placing their bets.  



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