March 20th, 2013 at 1:39 PM ^

(and because of the comments probably won't be up much longer) because the OP itself was completely facutal and I'm more of a believer in nice things than I probably should be.

I think a better question would be why this thread was only allowed to go ~60 comments at the rate things are going, but the anti-Obama thread had about double the responses. In three years of commenting and moderating, I honestly can't think of a single comment or action that would hint at a particularly favorable or unfavorable opinion of the president.


March 20th, 2013 at 1:00 PM ^

This is another reason why we need this old voting system I hear so much about (although it was before I posted much). The topic is completely harmless unless someone is moronic enough to make it political. If said person makes a stupid, tasteless political comment, they get negged ad nauseum by responsible posters. We all know the rules, and most people follow them. The 90% of us that can have fun discussing the bracket picks of one of the most famous people in the world shouldn't have our fun ruined by the small percentage of idiots who take every opportunity to make political statements.


March 20th, 2013 at 12:30 PM ^

of your post. It is a fact that Obama is a sports enthusiast. He loves to play basketball, and is somewhat athletic for a President, particularly when compared to his predecessors. We have all probably seen video clips of him playing. I see no harm in mentioning his picks; he is the POTUS, and he plays the sport. There is no harm and it is marginally interesting. (responding to Section 1)


March 20th, 2013 at 1:30 PM ^

One way to avoid politics on the board is to not post anything related to Obama, Snyder, Congress, Senate, etc. 


I realize the argument for posting it is that it's just Obama's bracket nothing political here.  Yet, half the people in this country think Obama poops gold and the other half thinks he is the devil incarnate.  How someone can post this to the board and not expect a political flamewar to ensue is beyond reason to me.  Downvoted OP for short-sightedness.


March 20th, 2013 at 3:19 PM ^

You make some good points, but as adults, we should be able to have a discussion without referring to the children.


Obama's brackets have all been pretty chalky, and this one is no exception. Unfortunately, there isn't much to say about it that hasn't already been said.

-Wisconsin to sweet 16

-Michigan to elite 8

I suppose I agree that this thread shouldn't exist--but on the grounds that it is uninteresting, not because we can't be mature. 


March 20th, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

on this board is at full blast, and it takes a special brand of immaturity to involve politics into a discussion that doesn't need it. If you can tell who's liberal and who's conservative from just reading posts, you need to shut this shit down.