Still need help filling out your brackets? Look toward the White House. For the third straight year, the First College Basketball Fan, President Barack Obama, has filled out both men's and women's brackets for the 2011 NCAA Tournaments. His full selections of picks will be unveiled during the 12 p.m. EDT SportsCenter on ESPN, but his Final Four has already been released, and Obama likes the favorites: Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Pittsburgh.
On the women's side, the president likes Baylor, UConn, Stanford and Tennessee.
Obama laying chalk is hardly new: last season, his men's Final Four had two No. 1 seeds and two No. 2s, and in 2009, the POTUS went with three No. 1s and a No. 2 seed. The president has had relative success with this the past couple years, correctly picking UNC to win in 2009 but tabbing Kansas to cut down the nets last season (Duke prevailed).
White House Communications Director took the opportunity to remind people that it's not all brackets and games for Obama:
POTUS filled out his bracket with @ESPNAndyKatz. Used it as an chance to to encourage people to visit USAID.gov to help people in #japan