President Robert Griffin III regrets playing hurt in that Seahawks game

Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

The Redskins' starting quarterback and Barack Obama: What's the difference?

It's the offseason, so sure, it's tough to find a compelling hook for a 5,000-word cover story about Robert Griffin III. In April. One amazing solution to this problem?

ESPN the Magazine’s 5,000-word cover story about RGIII is written as a 5,000-word letter to Barack Obama, “on behalf of a young man who recently moved to your district,” and arguing that “in many ways Mr. Griffin is you, and you are him.”

WHOA, okay then.

Are you paying attention, Barack? More, via DC Sports Bog:

Author J.R. Moehringer writes that “the comparison between [Obama] and Griffin stems from things other than politics, things such as your origins, and the galvanizing effect you have on others, and the manner in which you both burst on the scene.”

Okay, J.R. Moehringer is a great writer and everything he's written for ESPN The Magazine has been pretty excellent. But this might be a bridge too far.

He's not serious, right?

“He’s not a normal person,” RGIII says of the President. “I’m not a normal person. It’s fun when two abnormal people can be normal.”

It sure sounds like everyone is serious!

Robert Griffin III does sound like a politician sometimes, so there's that, I guess. And he's already got plenty of endorsements. Just this weekend, Kevin Spacey from House of Cards was asked about meeting RGIII and said: "He’s, like, heroic."

But, like, President of the United States heroic?

Doesn't matter. You're missing the bigger picture. Black Jesus/Bono/Barack Obama/RGIII also talked to about the Seahawks playoff game at the end of last season:

“With what happened and how everything was running — you take me out. If that happened again next year, I’d come out of the game and sit until I was 100% healthy.”

Now I know what you're thinking.





That's the buried implication here, isn't it?

We can't be certain. That's for you and Barack Obama to decide, I guess.

But remember:

Don't get held hostage, America.

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