Even presidents need a distraction from homework.
After a long week of negotiations with Congress to keep the government from shutting down, President Obama had a reprieve Friday morning. On ESPN Radio's The Herd With Colin Cowherd, he talked about the intersection of politics and sports and the Chicago Bears' crappy season, and he even admitted that he sneaks in time to watch the game when he's supposed to be studying.
"There are times, I will admit, at night, when I've got a really fat briefing book, where I might have the game on with the sound on," he told host Colin Cowherd.
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In an especially cheesy moment, he noted the biggest difference between politics and sports. Despite what partisan shouting and a severe lack of compromise in Washington may lead people to believe, the president suggested that Republicans and Democrats aren't as acrimonious toward each other as Cubs and White Sox fans.
"In politics, sometimes people forget, we're actually all on the same team," Obama said. "And that's the American team."
Not everything the president touched on was lighthearted. Bringing up Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back whose contract was terminated after a video of him punching his then-fiancée surfaced earlier this year, Obama said athletes can't be immune to consequences for their mistakes.