Originally posted on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 9/11/12

The Dolphins have been a punchline in the NFL since Dan Marino retired. Jeff Ireland has done little to help the team in recent years, and this year isn't much better.

It seems people in high places are taking notice; more specifically, the president of the United States is taking notice.

President Obama was on 106.7 in Miami with DJ Laz, and it didn't take long for President Obama to make a joke at the Dolphins' expense.

Obama: DJ Laz.

Laz: O-Bama!

Obama: "What's going on, man?"

Laz: "How are you, sir?"

Obama: "Less than highly favored."

Laz: It is an honor and pleasure to have the president of the United States. I'm humbled

Obama: "I'm the one who should be humbled. You're big time. You've got Pitbull and Flo Rida and all these guys just beating a path to your door. And so I'm hoping I can get a little of that magic from you in this interview."

Laz: I'm wearing a Miami Dolphins jersey

Obama: "You've got to start with that Dolphins thing. Did you see that HBO special Hard Knocks. That's a pretty good show. As I recall, you guys didn't win any... in the preseason"

Laz: Now I'm getting ragged on by the president of the United States

Obama: "I'm just saying you brought it up. My Bears - I'm feeling pretty good about them."

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This article first appeared on This Given Sunday and was syndicated with permission.

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