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NCAA tournament 2013: Kid president picks Gonzaga to win it all

(Associated Press)

Step aside, President Obama. You’re old news.

Every year, Obama fills out his bracket. This year, he went chalk again, picking top-seeded Louisville to win it all. That’s all well and good. But this is about Robby Novak, Kid President. (Here’s a look at Obama’s bracket.)

The YouTube sensation/interviewer/pep-talker filled out his bracket with ESPN broadcaster Robert Flores. And it’s awesome. He rolls with a Final Four of Duke, “Gonzago,” Indiana and Michigan, with “Gonzago” topping Michigan in the title game.

Among the highlights:

On Duke: “They’re the bad guys. That’s what my bro told me.”

On Duke’s coach: “Mike Sesowski”

On Duke vs. Memphis: “Now this is a challenge. Because that’s my homeland [Memphis] and they’re good [Duke] … I may have to go with Duke.”

On UCLA’s star freshman: “You should know Shabazz by now. Everybody should.”

On picking Wisconsin: “I love cheese.”

On Michigan, one of his championship game picks: “Taste the fur, taste the claws.”

Don’t forget to make your picks in The Post’s Bracket Challenge, study up on your history with our NCAA tournament database and read up on the latest news on our NCAA tournament grid.



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