Top Ten signs that Nate Silver has too much time on his hands:
#10: He analyzes the electoral-college implications of President Obama's March Madness bracket.
I'm not really criticizing him. I too have been known to seek out the intersection between politics and sports.
It's interesting to have a president who is such a basketball fan. But will he emulate one of his predecessors, and draw up a play for a pro coach, perhaps the Washington Wizards' Ed Tapscott?
On another sports topic: It's a stretch to find any political connection here (although I can do it; see below) but any of us who are sports fans in the Minnesota diaspora (even we alums of high schools that despised the Cake-Eaters) should find this article in the current Sports Illustrated to be a fun trip down Memory Lane.
The political connection: it mentions a school in the capital city of that state, whose teams are called the "Governors". Not only that, one actual governor played hockey for that school.
Drawing this all together, once the basketball president leaves the White House, how about a hockey president?