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President Obama wanted to watch Iowa-Michigan State before the start of the State of the Union

Win McNamee

Barack Obama likes basketball, remember?

We didn't watch the State of the Union tonight. HEY, WE'RE NOT BAD CITIZENS: WE HAVE A JOB WRITING ABOUT SPORTS AND WE WERE WORKING TONIGHT. So we were watching Michigan State-Iowa on ESPN, a foul-filled affair that ended up going into overtime.

Also interested in watching that: a certain person who had quite a large stake in the State of the Union:

Before the WHY IS THE PRESIDENT WATCHING SPORTS SHOULDN'T HE BE DOING HIS JOB crowd: he was about to give a big speech and wanted to watch something to relax, and the other option was watching the people he was about to give a speech to walking into a room while people talked about it. So it's not like there were vast matters of government at stake.

But yeah, it's kinda funny that before his most-anticipated speech of the year, the president wanted to catch whatever was on ESPN. I guess he takes his March Madness bracket seriously.

In other recent presidential basketball news: Airflotus

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