By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
Usually, if a radio show wants to get a live interview with the President of the United States, they will have to join a rather large waiting list.
Obama, a known sports fan, takes matters into his own hands and called 97.1 the Fan while campaigning in Ohio to give his take on the Tebow situation, as Jenny Ventras of NJ.com reports:
I’ve got to tell you, I don’t like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of a season. So if I was a Jets fan, I’d be pretty nervous.
There you have it, folks. Even the most powerful man in the world believes there is a quarterback controversy, despite no evidence coming from Jets camp to support such a statement.
But its not all bad; Obama is neither a Sanchez nor Tebow hater (mostly because hating on either one, especially Tebow, would cost him votes).
Sanchez is not Tom Brady yet, but he led them to the playoffs two years in a row. I think Tim Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man, and he’s just got a great winning attitude. He really steps up when things count.
The key word here is “yet”, which would presume that Obama thinks that Sanchez has the potential to become among the best quarterbacks in the history of the game.
With all due respect to Mr. Obama and his scouting ability, he’s wrong. Sanchez will never be anything close to Tom Brady. If he said Sanchez is not yet Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco, I could agree with that.
Still, Barrack leaves the door open for optimism:
But there’s going to be a lot of tension in that situation, so it’ll be interesting to see how it plays itself out.
No matter what Obama did say, its still pretty awesome for a president in the midst of a campaign would take the time out of his day to join the fray that is daytime sports talk.