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Duke Coach Slam Dunks Obama: Go Fix the Economy

March 19, 2009

The Messiah spoke out in an effort to tell the barons of college football how to have a playoff system even before he was president.

“If you’ve got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season, and many of them have one loss or two losses, there’s no clear decisive winner. We should be creating a playoff system,” he told CBS’ Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes” last November 15 (2008).

Now  he seems to be exhibiting a propensity for telling everyone how to run their “business” — like Wall Street big guns and others.  He signed a bill (the stimulus) that protected the same AIG bonues he called “an outrage” and now will probably sign a bill imposing confiscatory taxation on those same bonuses.

So Barack Obama is unafraid to take any position on just about anything.

And he has gone into sports management yet again; offending some very good young men, their coach and fans, needlessly.

Does he think he’s always right and we must know?  After all, “I won.”

We don’t have to believe….

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Duke Coach Slam Dunks Obama

From Fox News and the Associated Press

Barack Obama picked North Carolina to defeat Louisville for the NCAA championship, a relatively safe selection for a trailblazing president.

Obama spent part of Tuesday making his tournament picks for ESPN, which posted his completed bracket online Wednesday and showed the First Fan filling it out with Andy Katz on the noon edition of “Sportscenter.”

Of course, the president’s choice drew a reaction from the Tar Heels’ most intense rival.

“Somebody said that we’re not in President Obama’s Final Four, and as much as I respect what he’s doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the Blue Devils’ first-round site in Greensboro, N.C.

The president had top-seeded Pittsburgh join the No. 1-seeded Tar Heels and Cardinals in the Final Four, but chose second-seeded Memphis to beat Connecticut in the West Regional.

“I think Memphis has got a very athletic team,” Obama told Katz, an ESPN college basketball analyst. “I think they’ve got a good shot.”

Read the rest:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009
/03/19/duke-coach-obama-worry-econ
omy-ncaa-picks/

Related:
Obama the centrist, pragmatic problem-solver is gone: now liberal spendathon, no accountability

News at eleven followed by Jay Leno and Barack on the National Barack Channel….

Obama, Pelosi: Anything to Win

Obama, Congress, Treasury, Fed: Shameful Mismanagement of Your Money, Recovery

 Did Obama White House Fuel AIG Bonus Mess To Enact Tougher Rules With Public Support, “Outrage”?

Fed to pump another $1 trillion into U.S. economy “from thin air”

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Top 10 Rogues Gallery of Sports

December 6, 2008

This is worth the short (Internet) trip!
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Some are household names. Others you may have never heard of. They’re all part of a rogues gallery of sports figures infamous for feats not performed on track, field, rink or hardwood court.

These former professional stars once enjoyed big-league glitz and glamour, complete with multimillion-dollar contracts and endorsement deals, but they’ve since largely been relegated to punch lines, legal proceedings and unintended second careers.

Ten slots are hardly enough to cover the entire sports world, but we could go on forever if we included every athlete who made a wrong move to cut short his or her time at the top of the world. For every beloved star like Lou Gehrig or Michael Jordan, there’s a controversial figure….

Related:
Plaxico Not The First ‘Star’ to Shoot Himself in the Foot

See Fox’s Top 10 Sports Rogues…..Go to:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,462244,00.html

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Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick(R) leaves ... 
Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick(R) leaves Surry County Circuit Court after entering a guilty plea on two felony counts connected to dog fighting in Sussex, Virginia. Under a plea agreement, Vick, who is currently serving a term in prison for federal dog fighting charges, will serve one-year of probation for the state charges.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Geoff Burke)


Recall this guy?

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, center, arrives ... 
New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, center, arrives in Manhattan Supreme Court in handcuffs, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in New York. Lawyer Benjamin Brafman says Burress planned to plead not guilty to a weapon possession charge during a Monday afternoon court appearance. Burress accidentally shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub Friday evening.(AP Photo/David Karp)