With the negative press about the Affordable Health Care’s website, the economy and whatever other stresses arise with being the leader of the free world, there’s sort of the feeling President Barack Obama is counting down the days until he’s officially able to hand the keys over to the next unlucky sap to grace 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
That way, he can enjoy the rest of his life basically collecting checks for speaking engagements (a la Bill Clinton) and pursue his true calling – SportsCenter host.
At a November 26 private meeting with entertainment moguls before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation, the President revealed to Disney’s Robert Iger, “At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list.”
I mean, hell, let’s take it one step further and have him host an entire episode. For one, it’d be the highest rated show of all-time, marking an unprecedented moment in the history of sports broadcasting. Two, it’s not like the guy doesn’t have experience speaking in front of a camera, he’s got personality out the wazoo and he’s obviously a sports junkie. Three, do you realize how many athletes who have games that night would go out of their way to post unreal stats just to say they were interviewed by Obama on SportsCenter?
Four, can we make President Obama a freelance personality allowing him to rotate between SportsCenter host and Inside The NBA guest analyst because the possibilities of Ernie, Kenny, Chuck, Shaq and The Prez is enough to for me to start a petition on Change.org right damn now. And five, most importantly, if we’re really going to make this happen, his co-host absolutely needs to either be Scott Van Pelt or Stuart Scott.
There’s still a little more than two years before #GetObamaToBristol is actually a real thing, but even the world’s largest tree started with a tiny seed long, long ago. Speaking of point three, however, hopefully Kevin Durant drops 70 points or something that night so we can receive another installment of this.
Bonus: And since we’re on the topic of high-profile names invading The Worldwide Leader, be sure to tune in tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. EST because – wait for it – Anchorman 2’s Ron Burgandy and Champ Kind are hosting SportsCenter. Here’s a preview of Ron’s in-depth, incredibly personal chat with Peyton Manning.