Sports nut and leader of the free world Barack Obama weighed in yesterday on the biggest issue the country is currently facing: how to move on from the Detroit Lions’ crushing, ref-led loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Obama watched the Lions game and told The Detroit News in a Tuesday interview he couldn’t “remember a circumstance in which a good call by one of the refs is argued about by an opposing player of the other team with his helmet off on the field, which in and of itself is supposed to be a penalty. The call is announced and then reversed without explanation. I haven’t seen that before — so I will leave it up to the experts to make the judgment as to why that happen — but I can tell you if I was a Lions fan I’d be pretty aggravated.”
It is super depressing to know that being president — and dealing with all the sucky parts of the job — is still likely less aggravating than rooting for the NFL’s saddest team. And it’s probably a good thing Obama roots for the Chicago Bears and not the Motor City Kitties.
A Lions fan would never, ever run on a platform of hope. Any existing optimism is stomped out early and often when one pulls for the Honolulu blue and silver. We mostly go through life numb, waiting for the next crushing disappointment.
Ol’ Barry, with his million dollar smile and belief he can change things, just wouldn’t fit in.