The president has decided to take a break from his presidential duties and to be a fan of the game he loves watch and play
You know you had a special season when the biggest and most influential person in the world has decided to come see your team play live on the biggest stage of them all.
The Princeton Tigers has been the second hottest college basketball team in the land. Besides the Kentucky Wildcats, the Tigers are 30-0 and won an at-large bid by representing the illustrious Ivy League conference in this year’s women’s NCAA basketball tournament. Seeded as #8, Princeton’s first round match-up was against the University of Green Bay Phoenix. Winner of the Horizon League Conference, the Phoenix finished their season with a impressive 28-5 record and was going into Maryland with one main agenda; to shock the world by upsetting the undefeated Ivy League champs. In attendance to witness this match-up was huge hoop fanatic President Barack Obama and his daughter, Malia. Just as expected, Princeton was able to send Green Bay packing with a 80-70 win, improving to 31-0.
The connection between the Obamas and Princeton has been deeper than basketball, as it has gone way back when First Lady Michelle Obama graduated from the prestigious institution in 1985. Following in the footsteps of her aunt, Michelle’s niece Leslie Robinson is a freshman at Princeton. Apart of what makes Barack a unique president is his ability to sit down, analyze and watch the game he used to play in his younger days. While March Madness is alive and taking over America’s attention, Obama was able to find some free time and to part take in the bracket challenges for both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.
On the Men’s side, he chose the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats to win it all by defeating the Villanova Wildcats en route to make history and join the ranks amongst the best teams of all time. On the Women’s side, he chose the surprisingly undefeated Princeton Tigers to go as far as the Final Four, where he believes that national perennial powerhouse UCONN Huskies will defeat Princeton and will go on to win the national championship. So far, the Chi-town hoop fan was able to slam dunk this prediction with this first round game. Let’s see if he is able to accomplished what can be described now as the “near perfect bracket”. El Presidente, FOR THREE?!….SWISHHH!!!
March Madness is here and the basketball gods have been blessing fans with amazing games so far. When Omari is not getting his Steph Curry/ Jimmer Fredette on, lighting it up at your local gym, he is on twitter scoffing and tuning in to see who will be dancing on to the next round. Go follow him on @SmooveGuyO and check his timeline out. Good luck to all the schools who are still dancing in the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament.