1. Thanks, Obama — seriously.
While the current administration has maintained radio silence on its March Madness picks, former President Barack Obama is still coming in clutch. During his time in office, Obama picked UNC to win the National Championship in 2009 and 2012 — one out of two isn’t that bad, honestly. Thankfully, he’s continued the tradition this year and has picked UNC to cut down the nets in April. Take that, Krzyzewski.
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Anyway, it’s nice to know that at least one politician is on our side. North Carolina governor (and UNC graduate) Roy Cooper picked Kentucky to win it all. He didn’t even send UNC to the Final Four, but he sent Duke. Shameful.
2. Roy Williams has accepted your friend request
A former president isn’t the only one rooting for North Carolina basketball. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stopped by Chapel Hill last Monday to talk to the team and shoot some hoops ahead of the NCAA tournament — you know, casual.