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President Barack Obama makes the smartest comment on the distinction between health issues facing NFL players by dropping an excellent college v pro analogy. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Barack Obama Says He’d ‘Think Long and Hard’ About His Child Playing Football As Injury Risks Increase

President Barack Obama has filled out March Madness brackets, picked a Super Bowl winner and practiced his golf and hoops around the White House. But the self-proclaimed sports fan admits that when it comes to football, one of his favorite sports, the evidence that is surfacing about long-term effects of injuries has him thinking twice. “I’m a big football fan, but I have to...

Obama questions dangers of football?

Football's first fan isn't sure he'd let his son play the game, in light of the impact it takes on its players. "I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football," President Barack Obama tells The New Republic. "And I think that those of us who love the sport are going...

Obama calls on NCAA to examine football player safety

With legal challenges mounting to the football industry's regulation of player safety, a new figure who carries a big stick has weighed in on the issue: President Barack Obama. In an interview with The New Republic, Obama called on the NCAA to address the growing concerns over head injuries: "I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense...

Barack Obama’s Administration Asked to Make Monday Following Super Bowl Sunday National Holiday

After a long day of watching Bud Light commercials, eating enormous amounts of food, and enjoying one of the pronounced sporting events in America, many just want to relax on the Monday after the Super Bowl. Well, there could be a possibly that fantasy becomes a reality and President Barack Obama is now on the hot seat. The fantasy football website has petitioned an idea...

Obama honors Heat for winning title

President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA championship after falling short just a year before. ''Everybody doing their part, is what finally put the Heat over the top,'' Obama said, as he welcomed the team to the White House Monday to celebrate their victory. The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the NBA Finals...

Barack Obama honors Miami Heat players

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is honoring the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before. Obama says every member "doing their part" is what put the Heat over the top, as he welcomed the team to the White House Monday to celebrate their victory. The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the...

49ers, Harbaugh brothers respond to President Obama’s comments about football safety

As you may have heard, Barack Obama made some significant comments about football safety over the weekend that’s gotten a ton of publicity in the media. Here’s what Obama told the New Republic: I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are...

Lou Holtz texts John Boehner after Obama’s Inauguration: ‘I’m done, finished, the country’s over with’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) apparently had to console former Notre Dame Head Coach and ESPN Analyst Lou Holtz over the idea of having Barack Obama as President for another four years.  During an address to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that Holtz needed a pep talk and apparently was distraught over the reelection of President Barack Obama in November.  It’s...

LeBron awed as Miami Heat visit White House and President Obama

Tweet The Miami Heat visited the White House on Monday to be honored by President Barack Obama after winning the 2011-2012 NBA Championship. Winning that championship silenced many of LeBron James’ critics and, at least somewhat, validated much of his career. Upon meeting the President though, LeBron seemed to still be basking in the championship [...]

NCAA hopes sports science center helps with safety

The NCAA says it plans to start a new sports science center to help establish better safety standards for college football. In a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday, the NCAA calls player safety a ''foundational'' principle. The comments come one day after President Barack Obama said he would have to think long and hard about whether he would let a...

Barack Obama Tells LeBron James ‘It’s Your World, Man’ During Miami Heat’s Visit to White House (Video)

Never tell LeBron James he is supposed to play it cool. Just a few days after he tackled a fan who hit a $75,000 halfcourt shot during a game, the league’s top player got starstruck over a visit to the White House and a meeting with President Barack Obama. James was at a loss for what to say when he took the podium, so he just listed all the various hometowns of his teammates....
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