Obama wanted to watch MSU-Iowa game prior to State of the Union address
While President Obama was giving his State of the Union address last night and referencing Mad Men, all he really wanted to be doing was watching basketball.
According to a tweet by NBC News reporter Luke Russert, before the President went out to talk to congress and the country, he asked to turn on ESPN, which was airing the MSU vs. Iowa game.
Instead, his staff encouraged him to put on C-SPAN, which was airing the “filing in.”
He missed a good game, in which the No. 7 Spartans beat the No. 15 Hawkeyes 71-69 in thrilling overtime fashion.
Obama will fill out a bracket like he has done every year when March rolls around.
He failed to pick the Spartans to make the Final Four in 2009 and 2010, but correctly predicted a loss to Duke last season.