Friday, March 20, 2009

Does Barack Obama Read 'Behind the Scoreboard'?

Ok, probably not. I haven't received any hits from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue yet, but whether he knows it or not, he does seem to be taking my advice on picking upsets. Barack's picking very few upsets this year, going with the straight seeding for his Elite 8 and three #1's in his Final Four. Out of a total of 63 games he's gone against the seeding only 9 times.

What's funny is that though I filled out my own bracket a few days earlier, every one of my Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, and Championship game pick was the exact same as Obama's! As for myself, I used almost exclusively the AP ranking and Sagarin Ratings to guide my selections - perhaps Obama did the same?

So, if you want to know how good of a college basketball prognosticator I am, just track Obama's picks. Great minds think alike!