Give the guy a break, it’s not like he’s got a lot on his plate.
Wait, President Obama’s spokesman said he does have a lot on his plate when it turned out that he hadn’t met with his jobs council in six months. Now it’s been 7.5 months going on 8, and it looks like the Sports Fan in Chief has cleared his plate enough to weigh in on the refs issue.
The blown call that flipped the outcome of a Monday night football game was so bad that even President Barack Obama is hoping for change.
NFL football owners need to settle their contract dispute and “get the permanent refs back,” Obama told The Des Moines Register in a telephone interview from the White House this afternoon.
“And I say this as a Bears fan, who obviously is never heartbroken when the Packers lose, but it’s not just this game,” Obama said. “We’ve seen that over the last several months. We need to go ahead and get this resolved and I think that is a bipartisan position.”
The NFL season is only three weeks old, but I guess he’s talking about the preseason. That would make it seven weeks, which don’t make up “several months,” but whatever. It’s just words.
I’m just glad that we have a president who thinks to flip on Sports Center before heading off to the UN to declare that Americans weren’t killed by terrorists and that the future belongs to those who most violently object to anyone who defames their preferred religious figure. As a Cowboys fan, I’m pondering a jihad on the anniversary of Dwight Clark’s infamous “Catch.” Tom Landry was the football god and Roger Staubach was his prophet and Joe Montana was an infidel.
The Preezy of the United Steezy should be cool with that.