â†µThat grainy image from Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel? Gone. Now we have better-quality proof that President Barack Obama sat courtside at today's Georgetown-Duke game. Vice President Joe Biden joined him, and you can see that in the slideshow, too. No word on if they chatting about taking on the BCS. (You can read more about why Obama joined his personal assistant, former Dukie Reggie Love, at this game in this Washington Post article.) â†µâ†µ
â†µThat's only part of the politics of that game, though. Duke's got yellow patches on that say "Save Haiti"; they're part of a group that includes a slew of other sports stars raising awareness for that charity. The coaches have sneakers on for cancer awareness. And the Post article notes that the Blue Devils and Hoyas are teaming up to raise money for Darfur. â†µ
â†µAlso, because the Grammys are tomorrow night on CBS, all of the music being used for bumpers and such in this game is Grammy-nominatedThat may be the most political thing of all. It's at least the most grating: The Black Eyed Peas' music has been involved. â†µâ†µ
â†µObama also joined the CBS booth briefly in the second half. Video after the jump. â†µâ†µ
â†µ(Video via Buster Sports.) â†µâ†µ
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