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March Madness: Obama picks McCain's team to lose in first round

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For non-March Madness fans (how is this possible?), that means he played it safe. Didn't pick the upsets. Take a look at his brackets here.

Sure, the president selected Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh to advance to the Final Four, but they're not all number ones. But close enough. Memphis is second ranked and it wouldn't have surprised anyone if they were seeded No. 1.

The problem with playing it safe is that there will always be Bucknells, Davidsons, and George Masons. That's what makes the tournament great.

Upsets

But he didn't do that entirely.

In the first round he did pick No. 11 VCU over No. 6 UCLA.

"VCU, I think, has been playing strong, and I hate to say this, because my brother-in-law is in the Pac-10 right now, but the Pac-10 has been looking pretty weak this year," Obama said. "I like that as an upset."

The folks over at Bruins Nation ain't happy with this pick.

"Talk about a presidential diss," writes Zinlinez. "Come on now people. First ridiculous members of [mainstream media] and now the leader of the free world?

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