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January 29, 2013

Can’t a guy answer a question?

NORMAN — I turned on the radio today, and in addition to our president being a socialist who wasn’t born in the United States who wants to take away everybody’s guns, it turns out he wants to take down our favorite game too.

You’ve heard of it.

Football.

Big game on Sunday.

Really, how was the guy ever elected twice? If only everybody would have known about his coming anti-football crusade.

The other guy had his “47 percent” gaffe, but Barack Obama, with all of his friends in the media who have no interest in breaking stories and making more money and furthering their own careers if it means writing negatively about him, was able to keep this part of his agenda under raps.

Strange then, that he’d announce it in an interview with “The New Republic.”

Sneaky.

“I’m a big football fan,” he said, “but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.”

You know there has to be a big soccer agenda waiting in the wings. It’s the world’s game, just waiting for a Manchurian candidate to spread its gospel.

The President said he worried less about the pro game.

“NFL players have a union, they’re grown men. They can make some of these decisions on their own,” Obama said. “And most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies.”

But who’s looking out for the student athletes?

“You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on,” Obama said. “That’s something that I’d like to see the NCAA think about.”

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