HOUSTON – Who’s got March Madness fever, y’all?
Many Houstonians (including the author writing this article) have built their brackets and pray that they don’t get busted early!
But some elected officials, state and federal, are also joining in on the fun (and possibly the emotional turmoil that comes with it).
Houston is set to play their first game against Northern Kentucky Thursday night, with tipoff starting at 8:20 p.m.
Check out their brackets below!
Former President Obama picked Houston and Duke to face off against one another during the National Championship, however, he picks Duke as the winner over Houston!
It’s the best time of year! My #MarchMadness brackets will get busted soon enough, but here are my picks.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 15, 2023
Who do you have winning it all? pic.twitter.com/H3MdBkJCmY
Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Abbott joined the bracket challenge, too. He picks Alabama and Houston as the finalists, with the Crimson Tide steamrolling the Coogs.
Filled out my #MarchMadness bracket! pic.twitter.com/nYhdeWg5Ij— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 16, 2023
Second Gentlemen Douglas Emhoff
Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff may be fond of the West Coast teams, but unlike both Abbott and Obama, he picks Arizona to beat Houston in the finale.
I've been filling out my #MarchMadness brackets for so long, I still do them by hand. I’ve got some sleepers, some upsets, and I tried not to show too much preference to my West Coast teams.— Douglas Emhoff (@SecondGentleman) March 16, 2023
Who did you all pick? pic.twitter.com/ESePoSTXUP
President Joe Biden
As soon as the first games began in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, President Biden thinks Houston will fall during the Final Four phase against Texas. He also picks Arizona as the winner of the tournament.
Good luck to every team in this year's NCAA tournament.— President Biden (@POTUS) March 16, 2023
I’ve got Arizona in the men’s tournament and Villanova in the women’s – and as you know, in this household, Villanova always wins. pic.twitter.com/iILzABTCuo
What do you think of their brackets? Did you make one yourself? Tell us in the comments below.