It was in early in high school when President Barack Obama got the idea that he wasn't cut out for football.
''I played football in 9th grade and then I realized I was more built for basketball,'' he said Saturday from the CBS broadcast booth while attending the 112th Army-Navy football game. ''I was a big kid in the 8th grade and then in the 9th grade suddenly everyone started getting a little heavier than me.''
The avid sports fan, careful not to take sides in the heated rivalry, took a serious turn, noting the future stakes for the players in the game and for the country they will serve.
''They're smart, dedicated, tough, love their country, do an incredible job. And that's what gives this game such resonance,'' the president told announcers Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson.
''What we're reminded of is that as important as sports are, these guys are going to be in life or death situations voluntarily protecting our country. They're going to be on the same team. It constantl...