Barack Obama’s March Madness 2021: Former Presidents Choose Gonzaga and Baylor to Win NCAA Championships
Do you smell what Barack is cooking?
As is common in “Thank You, Obama” jokes, Barack Obama showed the brackets of his March Madness for the 2021 NCAA Tournament this week for both women and men, and they have big events.
While No. 44 is trying to play it safe among men, what’s happening in the Final Four is a rarity that happens more than once in the history of the NCAA Championship.
Among the women, there are also surprises, as she gets angry on the right side and UConn has a bit of (unfortunate) history.
Since the first four were played on Thursday, here’s how they shake Obama’s parentheses:
Barack Obama’s March Madness Interval 2021
NCAA Men’s Championship
The former president started 2-2, and UCLA and Texas Southern both won the First Four contests on Thursday night.
Obama plays it safe here by selecting the four No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four. The No. 4 seed reached the semifinals for the last time – and only one, UCLA, North Carolina, Kansas and Memphis reached the quarterfinals. KU took home the championship victory that year.
NCAA Women’s Championship
A Final Four without Husky? Obama lost 1st place to second-placed Baylor in the River Walk region. If that were the case, it would be the first four quarters that Geno Auriemma and UConn have not lost since 2005.