Barack Obama Dreams Up a New Look for the Sports World

Terry SharpeContributor IApril 2, 2009

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 27:  U.S. President Barack Obama takes his seat at an NBA (National Basketball Association) game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards on February 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Playoff system in college football. I’m winning a three-on-three basketball tournament. Chicago Bulls Win NBA championship. Chicago Bears win NFL championship. Steroids eradicated from Major League Baseball. I can bowl a 40!

Then President Barack Obama woke up from his dream. If Obama could have things his way, he would probably make some of his dreams reality.

He has openly expressed his opinion concerning a playoff system in college football.

“If you've got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season, and many of them have one loss or two losses, there's no clear decisive winner. We should be creating a playoff system." Obama told 60 Minutes.

"Eight teams," Obama said. "That would be three rounds to determine a national champion. It would add three extra weeks to the season. You could trim back on the regular season.

"I don't know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this. So, I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do."

Who would have thought we elected a new college football system into office. Talk about people in high places.

Obama’s impressive resume as a fan goes beyond spectating. Prior to his election Obama was seen playing a three on three basketball game with the youth of Maple Crest Middle School in Kokomo, Indiana.

It is also heavily known that Obama enjoys playing basketball almost on a daily basis.

“He has fun, but he's intensely competitive,” said Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, who played basketball with Obama before the primary elections. “Even as he gets along with everyone, he tries to find a way to win."

His love for basketball goes back to his high school years when he played forward for Punahou High in Honolulu, Hawaii. He even has a mini highlight reel that is gaining popularity on the video-hosting site YouTube.

Obama has already attended a couple of NBA games for pointers on his game. He even went as far as to inviting Chicago Bulls, his favorite team, to the White House.

“He knew just about everyone on our team and you could tell he’s a real Bulls fan,” Rookie guard Derrick Rose told

Staying true to his city, Obama appeared on the Monday Night Football game between his Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Rams simply to say:

“So tonight I’d like to put all the doubts to rest. After a lot of thought and a good deal of soul-searching, I would like to announce to my hometown of Chicago and all of America that I am ready for the Bears to go all the way.”

Obama isn’t about only looking at the lighter side of sports. He has also been vocal about the eruption of steroids in MLB.

In response to a question about Alex Rodriguez admitting to steroid use he said, “It depressing news on top of what been a flurry of depressing items. If you’re a fan of MLB I think it tarnishes and entire era to some degree."

"It’s unfortunate because I believe there are a lot of baseballs players played it straight...Our kids are hopefully watching and saying, ‘you know what there are no shortcuts. When you try to take shortcuts you may end up tarnishing your entire career. Your integrity is not worth it’."

Obama added that he was pleased with the way the MLB is finally taking this issue seriously and how they recognize how big a problem this is for the sport.

Obama knows no limits in sports. He displayed his less than average bowling skills while on his campaign by bowling an incredible 37 out of the possible 300.

Later in his campaign he was seen playing pool at a bar in South Carolina, in which he proved to be quite a talent. “He proved that his pool skills are better than his bowling skills,” said Caucus reporter Jim Rutenberg.

By the way, Obama’s pick to win the NCAA Mens Basketball tournament is the North Carolina Tar Heels who happen to still be alive. I think there is more to the president then what meets the eye.

Obama might get the playoff system he wants but as for getting a championship to any team in Chicago sometime soon, looks like he will need a good night’s rest.

My advice to Barack Obama is, don’t hold your breath on MLB weeding out all of its druggies in the near future. If you want that 40, you might have to actually try next time Mr. President.