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When I saw that President Obama was attending the USA v. Brazil exhibition game the other night, all I thought of was Obama walking through the locker room at halftime and just going, “Brazil? Brazil? Really?”
As you might know, Kevin Youkilis switched Sox recently, heading from the Red Sox – with whom he’d spent his entire major league career – to the White Sox. After the jump, a warning to tread lightly when needling Red Sox fans about the trade.
Grantland’s Bill Simmons recently sat down with Barack Obama, noted sports fan and President of the United States, to do a podcast that he’s wanted to do for some time. In addition to learning that he knew about Jeremy Lin before anyone else, we also got an insight into what kind of sports fan Obama is. Here are the five most important things we learned about POTUS’ fandom.
This afternoon, while joining ABC New’s Diane Sawyer, President Obama was asked a number of questions on the most pressing issues heading into the 2012 election. Such topics as the economy, foreign affairs and, yes, who will win the Super Bowl XLVI, the New England Patriots or the New York Giants?
The Dallas Mavericks, winners of the 2011 NBA Championship, are making the customary trip to the White House on Monday to meet with President Obama. However, one Mavs player will not be allowed to make the trip, since he has been “banned” from stepping into the White House, thanks to his checkered past.
ESPN doesn’t like it when its employees express controversial political views — just ask Hank Williams Jr., who was fired from doing his Monday Night Football intro after a bizarre Obama-hatin’ Fox News appearance. The company took surprisingly swift action after that little episode, quickly “parting ways” with a guy who had been twanging his way across America’s TV screens for couple of decades.
So it’ll be interesting to see what they do about Mike Lupica.
ESPN will no longer be requiring the services of Hank Williams, Jr. or his rowdy friends. The company just released a statement saying the country music performer, who found himself in hot water after he made controversial remarks about President Obama, will no longer be singing the opening theme song to Monday Night Football.