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Stealing from the president (at least in NCAA basketball)

Offices around the country have pools going for the annual tradition of the best single elimination tournament in sports, the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.

Having trouble making your picks? Well, you probably won't go too wrong taking some inspiration from a prominent person who knows his basketball – President Barack Obama. Even the president has filled out a bracket and posted it on WhiteHouse.gov.

Check out ESPN interviewing the president about his bracket here:

Obama picked the winner last year, along with five of the Elite Eight, and in 2008, while he missed the champion, he picked three of the Final Four. I fully admit to stealing large portions of his bracket myself, given that I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to college basketball, though I played it a bit more conservative than the president. Will Obama's daring pay off? We'll soon find out.