Kansas fans may have filed a White House petition to stop the Jayhawks from rockin’ chalk in their new uniforms, but President Obama had something to say about another team’s Zubaz-inspired adidas tournament unis.
Obama recently met with ESPN’s Andy Katz to fill out his annual presidential bracket. When talk turned to Notre Dame, Obama vetoed the new bright green jerseys.
“I’m wearing a green tie today because we’ve got the Irish prime minister visiting,” he told Katz. “But (the uniform) was just too bright. That neon glow thing…that wasn’t working for me.”
Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey caught wind of Obama’s comments and took to Twitter for some good-natured ribbing:
Brey was good on his word. Notre Dame’s basketball Twitter account (@ndmbb) posted a picture Thursday, March 21, morning of a package bound for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
…accompanied with an offer to clean up his off-hand dribbling:
Keep an eye out for photos of the president’s next pick-up game. If he takes a liking to the jersey, we’ll see it from miles away.
By the way, if it’s any consolation, Obama has Notre Dame beating 10th-seeded Iowa State in the first round before losing to Ohio State in Round 2. Obama picked Indiana to win the whole dance. You can find his full bracket here.