Lovie Smith introduced President Obama at a Democratic fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago last night. Smith, who along with Tony Dungy became the first African-American Head Coaches to lead their teams to the Super Bowl, is a big fan and supporter of Obama, the first African-American US President. According to Politico.com:
The Hyatt event was billed as a “Welcome Home” reception, where Obama met the coach and quarterback of the Chicago Bears – Lovie Smith and Jay Cutler – as well as retired Chicago Bulls point guard, B.J. Armstrong, and Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets.
“I’m honored to be a part of the welcoming group to welcome home my favorite son,” Smith told the crowd. “I have the audacity of hope that the Chicago Bears will some day be visiting the White House giving the president a Chicago Bears football to toss around on the South Lawn.”
I wonder if Lovie or Jay will be able to get the Prez off the topic of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game, which has Chicago buzzing. Check out this video with Obama’s comments on his favorite team’s historic game:
I think it’s pronounced Wise, not Weiss, Mr. President. And it’s Us Cellular or formerly Comiskey Park, not Cominskey Field! Even the First Fan needs to polish his act.
As a Cubs fan, I’m happy for Buehrle and Sox fans. Congrats! OK, I’m over it now.
GO BEARS and GO CUBS!!!
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