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Obama's Brackets

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Mar 21, 2008 2:24PM

2008_03_obama_bball.jpgIt's been quite a couple weeks of coming clean for our senator and presidential hopeful. Barack Obama sat down with both local dailies to clear the air about his connection to Tony Rezko last week, and gave a speech to addressing his preacher and race this week.

Proving he's got nothing to hide, he also released his NCAA Tournament Bracket to the media.

Obama picked Kansas, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and UCLA to reach the Final Four, with UNC besting UCLA for the championship.

Chicagoist also has UNC and UCLA facing off for the title, so there are no arguments there. With his Kansas roots and their #1 seed, we certainly understand why they're in his Final Four. But is #4 seed Pitt in his Final Four just a ploy for Pennsylvania votes?

On the other hand, Barry does seem to know his college basketball. His picks went 13-3 on Thursday. Better than we did, and we're sure better than many of you. Perusing his complete brackets , we see a mix of steady picks with some riskier upsets. He got burned on Thursday with his Winthrop and Baylor picks -- we he fare better with St. Joe's and St. Mary's on Friday?

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