Today in sports: Where's the outrage over Obama's women's NCAA bracket?, Peyton Manning has been meeting with teams in secret, and Georgetown's mascot might be going under the knife.
We're not naive: we understand why President Obama had to fill out a bracket for the NCAA women's basketball tournament. (Because it's the right thing to do.) What we don't understand is why the people who have been scoffing at this president for having the temerity -- nay, unmitigated gall -- to participate in a time-honored American tradition of spending four minutes making picks for the men's tournament are not equally furious about filling his decision out a women's bracket, something very, very few people do. (Allahpundit, we're playing your song.) Anyway: the American President picked Baylor, St. John's, Notre Dame, and U-U-UConn to make the Final Four, which seems right-ish. [ESPN]
Peyton Manning still hasn't picked a team to play for next year. but give him credit for luring NFL media types into a labyrinth of secret and lies where nothing is as it seems. (Just like Jade!) On Monday, the storyline was that Manning was done -- totally done -- with the courting process, but apparently he has been entertaining overtures from the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers in secret. Considering the number of leaks that usually come from the Good Ship Manning, this is remarkable. Also remarkable: the fact it only emerged on Friday that the quarterback held a private workout on Tuesday night in Durham for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. It is also probably a sign that Manning is bound for the Bay Area, since he hasn't been letting anyone watch him throw. (Note: if Manning ends up playing out a sad, sputtering third act in San Francisco, it will also be like the movie Jade. Jade, Jade, Jade!.) [ESPN]