Barack Obama, Sports Commentator in Chief

By Chris Good

Sports lingo comes naturally to the president. An avid basketball fan (and player), he's comfortable talking about the intricacies of an NCAA tournament field, which he does every year with ESPN, or the sorrows of college football's BCS computer-ranking system.

As he told Fox's Bill O'Reilly during his most recent Super Bowl interview, "I know football, man." And it's a safe bet he'll be watching the NCAA men's basketball final between Butler and Connecticut.

Below, a handful of examples of the president delivering well-informed sports commentary.


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