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Obama at the George Washington game


(Photos by Gerald Herbert - AP)


Look, I know the president likes basketball, and I understand he has a thing for the Bulls--whom he watched lose to the Wizards last year--and the Oregon State Beavers--who are coached by his brother-in-law, and whom Obama watched beat GW on Saturday.

Still, enough is enough. If he's going to be this big sports president, let's get him to a Caps game, and a D.C. United match, and a Nats game--despite blatantly snubbing the team this spring--and maybe some hot VCU basketball action. Stop playing favorites. I mean, VCU is ranked way ahead of GW in the Atlantic 11.

(Note: I'm not going to suggest the first family visit FedEx Field. All those "Vinny for President" signs might make him uncomfortable.)

As for Saturday's game itself, which Oregon State won 64-57, I'll let the press release speak for itself:

It marked GW's first loss of the season after four straight wins, and the second GW basketball game where a sitting president was in attendance.


Can't do any better than that. Obama ate popcorn, according to The Post's Kathy Orton, and was greeted by chants of "O-Ba-Ma," according to video I just watched. The first family and friends had a party of six, making up about 0.2 percent of the crowd, and they drew the A-listers out to the arena. More from the release:

Other dignitaries in attendance Saturday included GW President Steven Knapp who greeted the first family upon arrival at Smith Center prior to the game. Knapp presented Obama with a GW basketball game jersey, shorts and signed basketball from the Colonials.

The number on the jersey was 13, which I don't entirely get. If nothing else, this oughta ensure the Colonials a spot in the CBI, assuming it still exists.

In bad screen grabs below, see the president shake hands with Voice of the Colonials Byron Kerr, and some fan who was simultaneously taking his photo while shaking his hand. Very smooth, Colonial fan.




By Dan Steinberg  |  November 28, 2009; 8:16 PM ET
Categories:  Atlantic 11  
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Comments

I'm still mad the Chicago Fire were even allowed to look at the White House from Pennsylvania Avenue let alone get a tour.

Posted by: sitruc | November 29, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Considering his track record of attending sports-related events while in office, I'd prefer NOT to have him at a Caps or DCU game.

Posted by: Section117 | November 29, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

check out this funny post: http://barackoflove.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/obama-loves-benny-beaver/

Posted by: obamniac | November 30, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I"d prefer he not attend events around town. He should have his butt in the White House working on his failing Administration.

Posted by: poguesmahone | November 30, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I love the second photo, where everyone is watching the actual basketball game, and no one is gawking at the first family, or texting, or talking on their phone.

They're all just watching the game.

Posted by: emrj | November 30, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The Secret Service would probably deem RFK too risky a structure to enter.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | November 30, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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