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(The Blaze)   Outrage of the day: Sports Illustrated names President Obama one of the 50 most powerful people in sports   (theblaze.com) divider line 44
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2013-03-09 05:26:38 PM  
Well he does play a lot of golf which totally ruins the conservative stereotype of a black man.
 
2013-03-09 06:01:53 PM  
"He's not that good," Stern said in an interview. "He's a lefty, he goes the same way every time. ... He's not as good as he thinks he is."

According to a "related article" at The Blaze below the story this constitutes a "burn".

In related news the editorial board over at the Blaze is apparently 12 years old on average.
 
2013-03-09 06:04:47 PM  

WTF Indeed: Well he does play a lot of golf which totally ruins the conservative stereotype of a black man.


Not if he carries his own clubs.
 
2013-03-09 06:32:05 PM  
Obama forced Lance Armstrong to dope, then he directed the judges to deprive that little white gymnast of her gold medal. He truly is a monster.
 
2013-03-09 06:36:23 PM  

ultraholland: He truly is

**HISTORY'S GREATEST**  monster.

FTFE
 
2013-03-09 07:40:24 PM  
i for one am outraged, how the fark is sports illustrated still around
 
2013-03-09 07:41:15 PM  
This means that Mitt Romney is automagically President and Barack Obama has to do 78 laps around the Circuit de Monaco in a mobility scooter.
 
2013-03-09 07:51:25 PM  
I hate it when the politics tab invades the sports tab.
 
2013-03-09 07:52:11 PM  
Damn me. they'll snivel and whimper at literally anything now.

How must it feel these days to be a Republican?
 
2013-03-09 07:56:13 PM  

farbekrieg: i for one am outraged, how the fark is sports illustrated still around


Dunno, but they're officially on the Republican Enemies List now.
 
2013-03-09 07:58:59 PM  
he is THE most powerful man in sports.  you think all those 'champions' that are invited to the white house get there because they are the best in their sports?  yeah right, obama chooses who he wants to see and then insures that they 'win'

think it out...think it out
 
2013-03-09 07:59:46 PM  
Is there anything that Negro can't do?
 
2013-03-09 08:03:29 PM  
Oh, come on now. This is so contrived. Number 44? Jesus, that's clever. And all of the reasons were really just based on his potential to make change. You can't hand out the 44th-most-influential-in-sports award all willy-nilly like it's a Nobel Peace prize.
 
2013-03-09 08:03:32 PM  
Clearly, it's Obama's fault that Pete Rose isn't in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

THANKS, OBAMA.
 
2013-03-09 08:05:27 PM  
I'm sure PAC-10 fans will say he fixed the BCS, so....

/But one of his closest advisors was a Duke product
//And that first pitch in the Nationals' jacket, White Sox cap......
 
2013-03-09 08:27:03 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: think it out...think it out


"Study it out" is the phrasing you wanted. Dammit, that would have made it perfect.
 
2013-03-09 08:32:55 PM  
figuring this out is racist
 
2013-03-09 08:36:58 PM  

Kittypie070: Damn me. they'll snivel and whimper at literally anything now.

How must it feel these days to be a Republican?


Pretty great.  Republicans do not have the same views politically.  How does it feel to be ignorant?
 
2013-03-09 08:49:48 PM  

OregonVet: Is there anything that Negro can't do?


Swim?
 
2013-03-09 09:00:59 PM  

farbekrieg: i for one am outraged, how the fark is sports illustrated still around


The Swimsuit Issue.
 
2013-03-09 09:02:42 PM  
The media's slobbering love affair with BHO continues.
 
2013-03-09 09:03:47 PM  
Really smitty, this is "cool"?  I'm still waiting for him to say what his favorite cub player is .
 
2013-03-09 09:05:26 PM  
3StratMan: The media's slobbering love affair with BHO continues.

because when we think of influential liberal media, we think of SI.
 
2013-03-09 09:24:26 PM  
The comments on that site are farking priceless
 
2013-03-09 09:30:35 PM  
I'm lost on #10. Is it a person, a conglomerate, or a concept?
 
2013-03-09 09:34:30 PM  
Whatever jiggles your coconuts
 
2013-03-09 09:41:17 PM  
The most influential should be owners
 
2013-03-09 09:44:55 PM  

WTF Indeed: Well he does play a lot of golf which totally ruins the conservative stereotype of a black man.


He can probably swim too. What's up with that?
 
2013-03-09 09:57:24 PM  

3StratMan: The media's slobbering love affair with BHO continues.


What's not to love?

/*makes popcorn*
 
2013-03-09 10:11:18 PM  

RedPhoenix122: WTF Indeed: Well he does play a lot of golf which totally ruins the conservative stereotype of a black man.

Not if he carries his own clubs.


I (shouldn't have) LOL'd!

And found this looking for a reaction image:

i291.photobucket.com

/lol'd again
 
2013-03-09 10:15:37 PM  
I'm not going to give Glenn Beck's derp site a click to see their reasoning (sic), but I just cannot see how anyone could get butthurt over that.  As noted, he's #44 on the list, and he has caused some waves in sports with comments he's made.  And he's the goddam President of the United States.  That makes him kind of powerful in just about any aspect of life in the United States.
 
2013-03-09 10:38:16 PM  
No Don Cherry eh?
 
2013-03-09 10:39:48 PM  
full list

1: Roger Goodell NFL commissioner
2: David SternNBA commissioner
3: Philip Anschutz AEG owner
4: John Skipper ESPN president
5: Bud Selig MLB commissioner
6: Stan Kroenke Kroenke Sports Enterprises owner
7: Mark Lazarus NBC Sports chairman
8: Jacques Rogge IOC president
9: Phil KnightNike chairman
10: Hedge Fund Dude
11: Mark Walter (left)Guggenheim Partners CEO and Dodgers owner
12: Robert KraftPatriots owner
13: Sean McManus CBS Sports chairman
14: Michael Dolan IMG Worldwide CEO
15: Eric Shanks Fox Sports copresident
16: Sepp Blatter FIFA president
17: Mike SliveSEC commissioner
18: Adam Silver NBA deputy commissioner
19: Jerry Jones Cowboys owner
20: Larry EllisonOracle CEO
21: Richard Scudamore Barclays Premier League CEO
22: Bernie Ecclestone Ecclestone Formula One president and CEO
23: Scott Boras Baseball agent
24: Kevin Plank Under Armour CEO
25: Tim Finchem PGA commissioner
26: Jim Delany Big Ten commissioner
27: Gary BettmanNHL commissioner
28: David Levy Turner Broadcasting president of sales, distribution and sports
29: Glazer Family Buccaneers and Manchester United owners
30: Carlos Brito Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO
31: Donald Fehr NHLPA executive director
32: Herbert Hainer Adidas Group CEO
33: Bob Bowman MLB Advanced Media CEO
34: Casey Wasserman Wasserman Media Group CEO
35: DeMaurice Smith NFLPA executive director
36: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Manchester City owner
37: Travis Tygart USADA CEO
38: Mark Emmert NCAA president
39: John Riccitiello Electronic Arts CEO
40: Brian FranceNASCAR CEO and chairman
41: Alison Lewis (left) and Sharon Byers Coca-Cola North America
42: Al Haymon Boxing adviser and promoter
43: Ed O'Bannon Retired basketball player
44: Barack ObamaU.S. President
45: Dana WhiteUFC president
46: Cindy DavisNike Golf president
47: Tom CondonCreative Arts Agency Sports cohead of football division
48: Mark Cuban Mavericks owner
49: Stephen Espinoza Showtime executive VP of sports and event programming
50: Michael JordanBobcats owner
 
2013-03-09 11:58:03 PM  
The President can issue executive orders modifying how the Sports Broadcasting Act is implemented.  That alone should put him in the top 15.
 
2013-03-10 12:03:55 AM  
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2013-03-10 12:16:58 AM  
What? According to the article he is powerful because he picks a march madness bracket, wants a college football playoff and doesn't want his snowflake to play football...
 
2013-03-10 01:00:19 AM  

ScouserDuck: I hate it when the politics tab invades the sports tab.


yup
 
2013-03-10 03:29:26 AM  

RockChalkH1N1: What? According to the article he is powerful because he picks a march madness bracket, wants a college football playoff and doesn't want his snowflake to play football...


When the President says that he wouldn't want his kid to play football, it matters a little more than random JimBob in Kentucky saying the same thing.

Just sayin'.
 
2013-03-10 04:56:05 AM  

cptjeff: RockChalkH1N1: What? According to the article he is powerful because he picks a march madness bracket, wants a college football playoff and doesn't want his snowflake to play football...

When the President says that he wouldn't want his kid to play football, it matters a little more than random JimBob in Kentucky saying the same thing.

Just sayin'.


That explains the amazing unpopularity of football.

/imagine a world where we don't have to rationalize our worship of Obama
 
2013-03-10 07:14:04 AM  

legion_of_doo: cptjeff: RockChalkH1N1: What? According to the article he is powerful because he picks a march madness bracket, wants a college football playoff and doesn't want his snowflake to play football...

When the President says that he wouldn't want his kid to play football, it matters a little more than random JimBob in Kentucky saying the same thing.

Just sayin'.

That explains the amazing unpopularity of football.

/imagine a world where we don't have to rationalize our worship of Obama


Because anything other than outright hatred for the man is abject, dick-slurping adulation.
 
2013-03-10 09:58:09 AM  

legion_of_doo: /imagine a world where we don't have to rationalize our worship of Obama


That's better than a world that ignores Bush and Cheney's body count.
 
2013-03-10 11:46:19 AM  

Kurmudgeon: legion_of_doo: /imagine a world where we don't have to rationalize our worship of Obama

That's better than a world that ignores Bush and Cheney's body count.


In under the 50th post. Good but you are slipping. This was a top 10 issue a short time ago.
 
2013-03-10 12:17:55 PM  
I'm confused, I thought the movie "zero dark thirty" showed that he died. They said it was true.
 
2013-03-10 04:58:03 PM  

Kurmudgeon: That's better than a world that ignores Bush and Cheney's body count.


There's no body count under Obama?  All politics are screwed because nobody cares about anything but my side/your side.  The prime examples are policies and tendencies that Obama has either continued (or made worse) that were done in the Bush years.  The right is up in arms about most of it and the left defends it as "all he did was continue it" or accepting the item in question as not bad.

As much as I tend to loathe Leno, there was a bit he did before the first Obama election that was asking people on the street who they supported.  To a man, each person (on both sides) said they endorsed "their candidate" for policies that actually belonged to the other side.  Granted this is cherry picking, but is also pretty much the norm.
 
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