Soon after joining the federal government I started using Obama's NCAA picks in my pool. After all, he spends more time thinking about college basketball than I do. In that time, our best result is 2nd place in the men's pool, and a 2nd and a 1st in the women's pool. Not too bad. On top of that, Obama and I have combined for two victories in the US electoral college, an average of one each, whereas the rest of the pool players have combined for exactly zero electoral victories.
This year, however, I'm in about 15th place heading into the Final Four on the men's side. Thanks, Obama.