Obama at the George Washington game
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.
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