Just call him the March-Madness-in-Chief!
President Barack Obama has made his picks for the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament — and thinks a no.1 seeded team will win it all.
He’s predicting that Kentucky will win over fellow no.2 seed Missouri to make it to the finals, while UNC will defeat Missouri and challenge Kentucky in New Orleans.
And who does he think will take the title? “I’m a sucker for the Tar Heels!” he told ESPN.
Naturally, the President has a soft spot for his alma mater, but he’s realistic enough to know their chances. “I will be rooting for Harvard,” he said, “but it’s just too much of a stretch.”
Of course, the First Basketball Fan is also a proud dad — and it’s likely that Sasha and Malia will be watching along with him. But he’s not the only celebrity parent who’s got the roundball version of spring fever.
Here are some other famous parents who’ll be cheering on their favorite teams!
Nick Lachey 1 of 11Nick's going to be a proud dad later this year — but for now, he'll be happy to see his Bearcats take home the trophy.
Source: Bleacher Report
Matthew McConaughey 2 of 11The hunky dad is also a Texas Longhorns fan, so his kids will no doubt learn how to make the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign.
Source: Bleacher Report
Mitt Romney 3 of 11The leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination is a father of five. He admits he's not "plugged in well enough this year" to make a prediction - but he is a BYU grad, so he's no doubt hoping they'll go far.
Source: Huffington Post
Holly Robinson Peete 4 of 11How serious is the Peete family — Rodney, Holly and their four kids - about March Madness? THIS is their bracket, which Holly tweeted the other day. 'Nuff said.
Conan O’Brien 5 of 11Father of two Conan graduated from Harvard, but he's picking MSU to take it all. His method? Dumping slips of paper with the teams' names onto an adhesive-covered posterboard bracket.
Source: Clarion Ledger
Ashton Kutcher 6 of 11The former stepdad of Demi Moore's children is a devoted Iowa Buckeyes fan.
Katie Couric 7 of 11She hasn't been spotted courtside yet, but the U. of Virginia graduate and mom of two daughters is a loyal fan of her alma mater.
Source: University of Virginia
Matt Lauer 8 of 11The Today fixture and dad of three is also an Ohio University grad - and proud of it. This link below is a video of congratulating a fellow Bobcat after a big win!
Julie Chen 9 of 11Julie — who's both a mom and stepmom — took a break from "The View" to put together her bracket. Her prediction? Syracuse all the way!
Source: CBS Sports
Bill Cosby 10 of 11Family man Dr. Cosby stands by his college, Temple University.
Eric Stonestreet 11 of 11Okay, he's not a dad in real life, but we just had to include him because he's so funny — and believable — as one of Lily's two dads on Modern Family. A basketball fan, Eric is keeping an eye on his beloved Kansas State. "Purple get ready to roll!" he tweets. Source: Twitter
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