Georgetown-Duke Gets All Political: Obama Sits Courtside, Blue Devils Wear Haiti Patches

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↵That 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.) ↵

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↵That'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. ↵

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↵Also, 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. ↵

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↵Obama also joined the CBS booth briefly in the second half. Video after the jump. ↵

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↵Obama called Craig Kellogg "the best color man on TV," and also said he would be coming for Kellogg's job after he gets done governing the country. When asked by Verne Lundquist about how being a lefty impacted his ability to go right, Obama responded, "I went to the Republican House caucus yesterday to prove I could go to my right once in a while." ↵

↵(Video via Buster Sports.) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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