I have to admit I didn’t see this one coming.

Finebaum on Obama’s BCS letter to Hatch (h/t The Wiz):

… There may be another aspect of this as well.

One of Obama’s top aides and chief media strategists is a huge college football fan. He is Robert Gibbs, the president’s chief spokesperson, who grew up in Auburn, and is a huge fan of the program (even though he played soccer at North Carolina State). Perhaps Gibbs is still in a snit over the Tigers being shut out of the 2004 BCS game.

I’m in awe.  Admittedly, it’s insanely hackish (don’t miss him calling Boise State “a bunch of freeloaders”), but that just adds to the awesomeness.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, General Idiocy, Political Wankery

5 responses to “I have to admit I didn’t see this one coming.

  1. that’s a fabulous example of “journalistic” jackassery.


  2. Paul's Johnson

    One thing about PF is a constant in an ever-changing universe; he applies the same “kick ’em when they’re down” approach to athletes, sports programs and now, politicians as well. Same old, same old.


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Finebaum is so fashionably cynical. I bet he and Greg Doyel are bosom buddies.


  4. FisheriesDawg

    I’ve honestly grown to hate Boise State more and more. I still have a hard time taking them seriously after we whacked them in 2005. I have a hard time caring what they did in a few exhibition games against relatively unmotivated opponents. They’re just a gimmick and I wish they’d make their way into a realigned conference with a real schedule or just go away.

    I think maybe I’m still bitter at Fresno State from the College World Series, but to Hell with Cinderella stories.


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