Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: dcsportsbog and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Mike Wise meets Obama, Part II

If I'm not mistaken, Barack Obama has attended two D.C. sporting events in his time as president. What do they have in common?

Well, sure, they were both basketball games. But beyond that, at both sporting events, the president was granted a brief audience with Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise. He's like the little kid who catches a foul ball on his first two trips to a park; now, he probably thinks every fan is offered such a treat at every D.C. sporting event. Not so, Mr. President. Consider yourself fortunate. And props on not asking Wise for his autograph.

Anyhow, the two met again at Saturday's GW game, where Obama was watching his brother-in-law coach Oregon State to a narrow win. Wise and Obama chatted for about a minute, with Obama breaking into genuine-looking laughter several times. See video, below.

"It was good to see the President again," Wise wrote to me by way of explanation. "We talked hoops and I told him Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said to say hi. Here's hoping I get the privilege to play basketball with him at some point. I mean, after fixing the civilized world, I've got to think I'm down a few notches on the list."

Not you, Mike. Wilbon, maybe, but not you. You're right at the top.

And here was Obama's first meeting with Wise, in case you've forgotten.

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 1, 2009; 9:49 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball , Media  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Rating the Redskins' national popularity
Next: Battle of the Orange Line?


I think Obama was laughing because Wise was telling him that he wanted to kiss his butt.

Posted by: poguesmahone | December 1, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Cool story, bro.

Posted by: PropJoe | December 1, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

who cares, what the hell happened to OVI I am FREAKING OUT HAODHF;lasdlf 'dsf

Posted by: ThisGuy | December 1, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I expect the follow-up to involve lip readers.

Posted by: sitruc | December 1, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

i wonder if wise sounded as awkward talking to the prez as he dose on the radio

Posted by: jonthefisherman | December 1, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

and i cant spell

Posted by: jonthefisherman | December 1, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

winey-wise appears 2b a smoozer. - see his vacationing stint with Dan &his wife.

Posted by: Max231 | December 1, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Worst-President-Ever meets Best-WaPo-Columnist. Good stuff.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 1, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for that Barno1. I had been agreeing with too many of your posts recently and figured something was wrong. Now that you're back to making your ridiculous posts, I know everything is okay.

Posted by: sitruc | December 1, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Tony who?

Posted by: cbang123 | December 1, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Eat your heart out, Mr. Tomy!

Posted by: TheFunBunch | December 2, 2009 12:30 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company