Thursday, October 23, 2008
OMG OBAMA <3333 LONG TAIMZ!
So I was reading ESPN on my phone and my manz also told me about this story this morning. Talk about a candidate gettin' down and dirty with the people. I'm sorry, but this WAY WAY WAYYYYY outtrumps W. going to see a baseball game and drinking a beer. Eff that noise.
Obama going in with Rick Reilly on a fantasy football team??? WTF? Who's done that? Rick Reilly opens with:
"I have the absolute worst fantasy league football partner. Just try to get the guy to return a call. Or a text. You need a damn court order.
He's Barack Obama. And, yeah, I guess he's busy, but why was I the one who had to fly to Dayton, get frisked and have bomb dogs drool on my bags just so I could meet him getting off his tricked-out, chartered 757? He can't meet a guy halfway?
I asked each candidate to be my running mate for one week in a fantasy league, just to see what kind of president he'd make—how he'd handle decisions under pressure and balance a budget. (On ESPN.com's Gridiron Challenge, you get a mystical $50M to spend on a team.) Only Obama bit. We settled on the Week 6 games."
At this point I was like...is this guy for REAL? I mean, I know it's on ESPN...but IS HE FOR REAL??
"He is taller, grayer and quicker to laugh than I expected. Moves sort of like an athlete—cool and smooth. "Now, you're the expert," he began. "And I'll gladly be the junior partner in this, but I really think we should take Drew Brees. He could have a big week. Oakland's secondary is a wreck."
Ohhhh, so that's how it's going to be. "Well, I like Carson Palmer," I said. "He's due for a big week, plus he plays in Ohio and I figure that's a state you need, so …"
He looked at me like I'd stuck my elbow in his soup. "Man, this is more important than politics!" he insisted. "This is football!"
Dude. Dewd. DUUUUDE. Say what? Obama is DOWN for his shit if nothing else. But you gotta read the whole story for yourself. Rick Reilly is himself a very good, very entertaining writer. I enjoyed every word of his story.