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Obama weighs in on Tebow, Penn State controversy
POLITICO ^ | 8/1/2012 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT by GregNH

President Obama said Thursday that the New York Jets quarterback situation would make him "pretty nervous" if he were a fan of the team.

The Jets acquired Denver phenom Tim Tebow in the off-season, but are playing him as a backup to Mark Sanchez.

"I've got to tell you, I don't like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of the season," Obama said on Columbus' 97.1 The Fan in a Thursday call-in appearance on The Common Man & The Torg's radio program.

(Also on POLITICO: NY Jets brush off Obama critique)

"If I was a Jets fan, I'd be pretty nervous," Obama said. Sanchez "led them to the playoffs two years in the row," he said.

"Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man and he's got just a great winning attitude. He steps up when things count," Obama said. "But there's going to be a lot of tension in that situation."

Woody Johnson, the Jets owner, also happens to be a major Mitt Romney backer.

Obama also weighed in on the Penn State controversy, saying that the unprecedented sanctions levied against the Lions was an appropriate punishment for the child molestation scandal that has rocked the campus.

"I have been a big admirer of Penn State football," Obama said.

But "there are some things that are just more important than sports," he said. "Making sure our kids are safe is more important than sports."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Sports
KEYWORDS: benchsitterbarry; denverbroncos; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; marksanchez; massachusetts; mittromney; ncaa; newyorkjets; nfl; obama; pennstate; pennsylvania; psu; tebow; teleprompter; timtebow; woodyjohnson
Listen to interview. This SOB is speaking so clearly, articulate, and knowledgeable without a teleprompter! It's the best I have ever heard him speak. Of course he has a full plate and can't take the time to meet with jobs czars or cabinet members. Plays golf, goes to fund raisers, and keeps up on all the sports topics.

This really pi$$ed me off!

1 posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:12 AM PDT by GregNH
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks GregNH.
"If I was a Jets fan, I'd be pretty nervous," Obama said. Sanchez "led them to the playoffs two years in the row," he said. "Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man and he's got just a great winning attitude. He steps up when things count," Obama said. "But there's going to be a lot of tension in that situation." Woody Johnson, the Jets owner, also happens to be a major Mitt Romney backer.
And Sanchez just happens to have a Spanish surname. And NY state just happens to be where the Jets are.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 4:49:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Brown Deer
Listen to interview. This SOB is speaking so clearly, articulate, and knowledgeable without a teleprompter! It's the best I have ever heard him speak. Of course he has a full plate and can't take the time to meet with jobs czars or cabinet members. Plays golf, goes to fund raisers, and keeps up on all the sports topics.

This really pi$$ed me off!

3 posted on 08/04/2012 4:49:52 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH

Does this guy have a job?


4 posted on 08/04/2012 4:53:29 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: GregNH

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While Obama was in Germany(???) during his 2008 campaign he showboated with his media boyfriends on the basketball court shooting “set-ups” -

“Set-Ups” you say?

What is a “Set-Up”?

Obama was shown on TV sinking a long shot -

Unknown to TV viewers in America and around the world -

It was Obama’s seventh (7th) shot!

The first six (6) shots that he missed were then called “practice shots”

Obama said: “I was on the Hawaiian State Championship High School Boy’s Basketball Team!”

What he did not say was that he was a lousy player and just a benchsitter and known by the others on that HS team as a whining crybaby that would stomp off the court in practice.

Sarah Palin however made the winning foul shot for Wasilla HS to win the Alaskan State Championship High School Girl’s Basketball Team.

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5 posted on 08/04/2012 5:02:11 AM PDT by devolve (-------------- ------- ----------- ---------------------)
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To: devolve
Sarah Palin however made the winning foul shot for Wasilla HS to win the Alaskan State Championship High School Girl’s Basketball Team.

I did not know that, thanx!

And I bet if you tossed a basketball up into the air she could put a hole in it!

6 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:27 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH

Vaporous Ignoramus.

7 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:27 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: GregNH
"I have been a big admirer of Penn State football," Obama said.

"I am also concerned about the huge settlements the victims of this situation who will reap huge, huge profits they didn't earn."

He continued, "They didn't get there by themselves. We, the government (and University) fostered the environment, provided the crime scene and assisted in covering this up for years."

"My first action when re-elected will be to introduce legislation to enact a 99% tax on all monetary awards for crimes like this for which the government provided so much infrastructure." "Because, after all, we ARE the 99%, aren't we?"

8 posted on 08/04/2012 5:09:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GregNH

If I was a Jets fan, I’d be pretty nervous,” Obama said. Sanchez “led them to the playoffs two years in the row,” he said.
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REALLY you have been President for 4 years and you have led us to the toilet 4 years in a row...and 47% are pretty nervous you prick.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: devolve

Palin should challenge Obama to a free-throw shooting competition. Would be an instant classic.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 5:24:23 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

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11 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:11 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: Teacher317

Palin has run a marathon in under 4 minutes. That puts her in the elite group of distance runners. But she beats obama by any and every standard: athleticism, intelligence, humility, competence and humanity.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by Josa
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To: GregNH

Sarah Palin also played in that game still recovering from a severe ankle sprain.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT by AU72
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To: JohnD9207

I’ve got to tell you, I don’t like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of the season,” Obama said.

However he’s ok with 40% of the NFL being felons.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 5:57:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Gaffer

Scarey, Very Scarey.... I can just see him saying such stuff.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Josa

I thought only Chuck Norris could run a marathon in “4 minutes”? You meant 4 hours, right?


16 posted on 08/04/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Not left wing! Not right wing! But....CHRIST WING!)
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To: Josa
Palin has run a marathon in under 4 minutes

Not.

17 posted on 08/04/2012 6:12:54 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: GregNH

It’s called competition, something Marxists are all nervous about.

Pray for America


18 posted on 08/04/2012 6:26:43 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: GregNH; BluesDuke; ml/nj; ntnychik; Darren McCarty; SunkenCiv; Marty62; fortheDeclaration; ...
It's obvious that Zero chose Columbus' sports station to yuck it up with these youthful impressionable announcers because Ohio is a big toss-up state. So Obama said nice things about Ohio State football and minimized their not going to a bowl game, and didn't bring up the sordid reasons for their NCAA penalties.

That's in contrast to rival Penn State, where he fully endorsed the top heavy NCAA penalties handed down there. Not surprising, because it's consistent Zero's embrace of tyranny by centralized authority, be it the NCAA over college athletics (and in the case of Penn State, a matter that be described as peripheral to athletics) or the federal government over American civil society.

What was surprising was that he said something nice about Tim Tebow. Is he trying to woo conservative Christians or was that a political gaffe that will turn off his leftist base?

19 posted on 08/04/2012 6:40:28 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Vaduz

Why in the world would anyone be unhappy if they had two good quarterbacks on their team????? Tebow isn’t a mouthy second stringer who is going to be causing trouble because he’s #2 - if I was a Jets fan I’d be thrilled to have a good back up. BHO is dumb.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: Josa

26 miles in 4 minutes?


21 posted on 08/04/2012 4:17:30 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: PghBaldy

http://running.about.com/od/famousrunners/tp/celebritymarathonrunners.htm


22 posted on 08/04/2012 8:43:08 PM PDT by Josa
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