The staff here at TTCS doesn't really pay it too much attention because frankly, that's not exactly the kind of thing we do around here. We'd rather debate who the fastest fat guy in Chicago history was or whether or not 'Mullet Night' at U.S. Cellular is the single greatest promotion of all time.
Yet, this election is different because for the first time ever, we may have a true blue, die hard Chicago sports fan sitting in the Oval Office. A frightening and exciting feeling all at the same time.
This post isn't meant as an endorsement of Mr. Barack Obama because again, that's not the kind of thing we do around here.
Instead, we're taking a look at the Top Ten Barack Obama Sports Related Moments to give you an idea of what kind of sports nut may be running the country if elected President.
Is there no greater compliment than having a pair Air Force Ones custom designed with your face emblazoned upon them? Talk about street cred, Obama is rolling in it with these kicks.
Back in May Obama decided to flash some of his skills on the ol' billiards table. After jumping out to a quick start, he eventually sunk the eight ball and lost the game. They decided to see who could clear the table first anyway only to see Obama lose at that too.
Obama's first addition to the White House if elected?
A basketball hoop.
Can't wait until he invites the Presidents of the past over for a friendly pick up game. Who would you take first?
Bill Clinton or George Bush?
Obama looked silky smooth running the break back in the day. That can't be much more difficult than negotiating peace deals between hostile foreign nations can it?
Try running the triangle offense and then answer that question.
I once heard someone say on the radio that if you can't bowl 100 consistenly, then you're not officially a man.
Well, Obama rolled an eye-popping 37 on March 31 during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. He said that he would have done much better if it was during Cosmic Bowl.
Is there any way we can start a movement to bring the leisure suit back into style?
Our friends over at Deadspin posted Obama's high school photo back in May and I have to admit, I seriously want to kick it with the Choom Gang.
Okay, not really.
But he laced 'em up against the mighty North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team and went toe-to-toe with 'Psycho T', a.k.a Tyler Hansbrough.
Things got really uncomfortable when Obama confused Hansbrough with Mark Madsen and asked him how it felt to play with Shaq and Kobe.
"You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there," Obama said, according to transcripts released by ESPN. "People aren't watching the game. It's not serious. White Sox, that's baseball."We'll stay away from the Cubs suck, Sox rule, Cubs rule, Sox suck banter for a day.
Obama decided to say this the other day and has most of Chicago all worked up over it.
Regardless if you're a Sox or Cubs fan, you have to admire a man that actually has an opinion on something and doesn't play the "I root for both teams" card.
No, he didn't actually help the Sox win.
But he certainly was there to throw out the first pitch for game 2 of the ALCS in 2005 against the Angels.
I have to stop now before I unleash a 15,000 word epic recap of that entire World Series run...deep breaths.
Obama made this appearance before he announced his bid for the presidential nomination. Rumors were circulating at the time that he intended to, so when he suddenly showed up before the Bears played I told everyone in the room to shut up because he was about to announce it.
This was a classic and how he kept a straight face the entire time is beyond me. Either way, it was pretty sweet.