WASHINGTON--President Obama filled out his NCAA brackets for ESPN. He picked Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh with the Tar Heels to win. Last week, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, asked about Obama's brackets last week said, " I -- we will, in a transparent White House, release -- -- release the president's bracket next week." Well, that did not happen. Instead, the information was released by ESPN.
ESPN said on its website that President Obama had promised the brackets to an ESPN reporter during an earlier interview last year.
below release from ESPN
President Obama's Final Four: Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis, Pitt
In an exclusive interview, airing on Wednesday's Noon ET SportsCenter, with ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz, President Barack Obama filled out his bracket predictions for the 2009 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. President Obama's bracket will be posted on ESPN.com Wednesday, and will appear alongside the millions of fans expected to play ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge games. Last year, the ESPN Men's Tournament Challenge set a record with 3.65 million entries. Katz's interview will also be available on ESPN.com and on ESPN Mobile platforms.
The President is predicting a Final Four of Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh to meet April 4-6 at Ford Field in Detroit.