Sun Jan 31 12:38pm EST
Obviously whenever the leader of the free world is in the building he's going to be the primary story, but didn't it seem like Barack Obama really took over the Duke-Georgetown game yesterday?
Maybe that's because the Hoyas, coming off a spanking at the hands of Syracuse, waxed the Blue Devils, 89-77, and had the third-best shooting performance in program history, making 71.7 percent of their shots. Eyewitness accounts are claiming the game wasn't even as close as the 12-point margin. If you peek outside your window, you may see the blood stains in the streets remaining from everyone jumping off the Duke bandwagon all at once.
But back to Barack. He broke down a Greg Monroe spin move. He joked about stealing Clark Kellogg's job away from him in three or seven years (cue the sycophants ripping Obama/how he'd do a better job at that than running our country; take a joke, people) He called Kellogg "the best color man in college basketball." I think that's pretty noteworthy. What will Dick Vitale think? Will ESPN now quietly hold a grudge against No. 44? (Would that surprise you?)
The political zinger from Obama comes at the 5:10 mark, when Verne Lundquist trips over his own words and it becomes obvious just how big of a man crush the veteran broadcaster has on our president. See his cheeks turn red like a 16-year-old asking his crush out on a date. Lundquist asks Obama, a lefty, if he can "go to his right." In what appeared to be a scripted exchange, Obama had an answer ready for him.
Will Brinson and the guys at BusterSports captured the video below.