For the final time in his eight-year run in the White House, President Barack Obama filled out his NCAA Tournament bracket. For the third time, he selected the Kansas Jayhawks to take home the national championship, but Kansas head coach Bill Self seems reluctant to celebrate.
After Obama revealed his bracket on ESPN this morning, Self was asked his thoughts on the President picking the Jayhawks to win the tournament. He didn’t seem too pleased as it hasn’t been a good run for the Jayhawks since Obama took office.
Bill Self on President Obama picking KU to win it all: "I wasn't that giddy about it at all. He's done that before & it hasn't worked out."
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) March 16, 2016
Bill Self on Obama picking Kansas to win it all: "He's done that before and then he'll blame me for ruining his pool." #MarchMadness
— Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) March 16, 2016
Since Obama filled out his first bracket as President in 2009, where he correctly predicted the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the national championship, the Jayhawks has been a runner-up once, had one Elite Eight appearance, two Sweet Sixteens, and lost in the Round of 32 three times.
You would think that the third time is the charm for Obama to be right about Bill Self’s club. However, you have to take into consideration that the year before Obama took office, the Jayhawks won it’s only national title under Self.
Talk about irony.
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