Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Obama not taking sides in UNC-Duke

President Obama may be identifying with Coach K.

At a roundtable of regional reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, the president came close to predicting a rebound for Duke basketball's Coach Mike Krzyzewski at tonight's highly anticipated Carolina-Duke game.

He said Duke is "coming off one of the worst losses it has had in several years," but noted that Coach K had been working the team pretty hard this week.

"They might be fired up," he said. "I hope it's a close game."

Obama, of course, has been similarly pushing Congressional Democrats to pass an economic stimulus package tonight after getting rebuffed by Republicans and losing several Cabinet picks to tax trouble.

Still, the president avoided taking sides in the famous rivalry, although he played a pickup game with many of the Tar Heel standouts before the May primary.

Pointing to his body man, former Duke basketballer Reggie Love, he said he has to remain on the sidelines, as it were.

"If I said anything contrary to Duke, I might not be able to find my Blackberry," he said. -- Barbara Barrett, News & Observer

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

But at least he'll know where to find his teabags.

meckdeck said...

Thread over, anon wins.

And if half the newsroom isn't doubled-up laughing -- you guys need to find a new line of work.

JAT

Anonymous said...

Not sure how Reggie got clearance?

Wojo said...

http://gawker.com/393526/obamas-body-man-violated

Anonymous said...

who cares, good grief. leave politics out of sports for crying out loud you Hegelian God-State worshiping liberals

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Obama realizes that Coach K is a hard-core Republican who'd never vote for Obama in a million years? It's Coach K's only redeeming feature.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. Maybe he can give my money, tax payer money, to both schools that do not create jobs like half this huge spending spree! Will the media please give honest opinion! We dont care if he is Duke or UNC

Anonymous said...

If there ever were a no win situation - like having to pick either one!

Come on, UNC and Duke fans: Get over yourselves; the rest of the world doesn't revolve around you rivalry.

Anonymous said...

OH PLEASE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My god, this paper has become so liberal the next thing you know they're going to be doing stories on whether Obama chooses Charmin or White Cloud. Give us all a break......

Anonymous said...

Actually Scotts tissue is better. Go Tarheels, Stomp Dook!

Anonymous said...

Does the messiah know that his right hand aide, Reggie Love, had a thing for binge drinking & wearing other men's testicles as head wear while a basketball player at dook?

The guy was dumb enough to go to a UNC frathouse....get horn-tuggin drunk with his buddy, Chris Duhon, & end up passed out while party-goers laid their tescticles on his 4head & took pictures. These pictures wound up all over the internet & K had to suspend Mr. Love from the team.

Now he helps run the country? What, we are the Kennedys busy?