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If Barack Obama Were A Quarterback, Who Would He Be?

In an interview with Bill Simmons for GQ Magazine, President Obama said he feels like he’s “maybe [Aaron] Rodgers in the pocket, in the sense of you can’t be distracted by what’s around you, you’ve got to be looking downfield. And I think that’s a quality that I have—not getting flustered in what’s around me.” […]

Obama’s Favorite Conspiracy Theory

President Obama shared with Bill Simmons the most entertaining conspiracy theory that he’s ever read about himself. Said Obama: “That military exercises we were doing in Texas were designed to begin martial law so that I could usurp the Constitution [...]

Bill Simmons isn’t happy ESPN quoted a Bill Simmons GQ interview without mentioning Bill Simmons

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Bill Simmons and ESPN—The Worldwide Leader in Places Bill Simmons used to Work—are at it again. Simmons recently interviewed Barack Obama for GQ, asking the leader of the free world a number of questions that led to very sports-specific answers. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons On Obama: ‘There’s a Serenity About Him That Disarms Just About Everyone’

Almost two years ago, in an interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, President Obama drew one of the worst sports-related analogies ever when he likened ISIS to a JV team. Last month, Obama sat for an interview with an actual sportswriter,...Show More Summary

ESPN President John Skipper tore his achilles; Murphy’s Law is in full effect

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

It hasn’t been a great year for ESPN President John Skipper.  He’s had to deal with the Bill Simmons melodrama, he shut down Grantland, has faced questions and skepticism about the launch of The Undefeated, and he was forced to layoff hundreds of employees. Show More Summary

Obama is amazed by Goodell’s compensation

The President of the United States makes $400,000 per year. Commissioner Roger Goodell makes a lot more than that. The current American president has noticed the disparity. Asked in a GQ interview by Bill Simmons whether Barack Obama would like to be the commissioner of football, baseball, or basketball, Obama said this: “Well, I’m best…

Of course Bill Simmons named his podcast network “BSPN”

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Ever since he left ESPN, Bill Simmons has been needling Bristol at every turn… and we’ve been there to dutifully document each and every one.  Why?  Well, ever since Richard Deitsch and Darren Rovell shut down their Twitter feud, we’ve been searching for a purpose in life. Show More Summary

President Obama Talks Game of Thrones, Smoking Cigarettes in the White House

President Obama covers the new issue of GQ, and the interview (conducted by sportswriter and pop culture reference machine Bill Simmons) is a continuation of 44's ongoing lame duck tour of cool. After all, just because the media's focus...Show More Summary

President Barack Obama Covers GQ’s December 2015 Issue

President Barack Obama covers the December 2015 issue of GQ as one of the magazine’s Men of the Year. President Obama connects with HBO’s Bill Simmons for a White House interview. Asked about how he addressed Ferguson in a diplomatic...Show More Summary

The NFL, Roger Goodell and Domestic Violence: An Appeal For Change

Almost 13 minutes into the fifth episode of Bill Simmons’ brand new “Bill Simmons Podcast,” he sarcastically cheers, “It’s October, the month that the NFL cares about women! It’s great! Yeah! Put the pink on! ‘We care about women! It’s October!’ It’s so insulting. What a great league.” Simmons is referring to [...]

Barack Obama Has A Virtual Driving Range In The White House

3 months agoSports / Golf : Off The Deck

Barack Obama sat down for an interview with Bill Simmons of GQ, and with all that’s going on in the world today, they start talking about golf. It turns out that Obama has a virtual driving range in the White House. Which isn’t a huge surprise considering he’s the president of the United States. Show More Summary

Obama Can't Keep Track Of The Names Of Game Of Thrones Characters

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Like so many of us, President Barack Obama has trouble remembering the names of all of the characters from "Game of Thrones." During an interview with GQ, Obama told Bill Simmons that he loved the show, but struggled to keep track of...Show More Summary

Obama Tells Bill Simmons Why He Seems So Much Cooler And Fearless In 2015

"Tough stretches" in his presidency have made him fearless: "Not only do you not look like you have any fear, but you actually don’t have any fear. And I don’t at this point." [ more › ]

Obama Tells Bill Simmons He Would Have Loved to Run Against Trump

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Bill Simmons interviewed President Obama for GQ, and in it the president talks about everything from TV he watches to Ferguson to Donald Trump.

President Obama ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Own an NBA Team

In an interview for GQ with Bill Simmons, President Obama talked about a whole bunch of stuff. Simmons asked the Commander-in-Chief about Derrick Rose and if he would ever throw The post President Obama ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Own an NBA Team appeared first on SLAMonline.

Obama Has Some Regrets About Ferguson Response

President Barack Obama has some regrets about how the White House responded in the wake of the Ferguson protests. In an interview with Bill Simmons in GQ, Obama said that there was a delay in how quickly the White House was able to respond...Show More Summary

Good News: Obama White House Includes Virtual Driving Range

For those times when climate change prevents our hero from hitting the links: President Obama has a way to satisfy his golf craving any time he wants, rain or shine. In an interview with HBO’s Bill Simmons, Obama revealed there … Continued

Obama: 'I cannot believe the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year'

President Obama sat down with HBO's Bill Simmons for a lengthy interview published in GQ on Tuesday, and among the numerous topics discussed was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Simmons, who has been vocal about his criticisms of theShow More Summary

Barack Obama Reads Game of Thrones Recaps on His Lunch Break, Just Like You

There's a good chance you've argued with the most powerful man in the world about whether or not Jon Snow is dead: As Vulture alumnus Andy Greenwald points out, Barack Obama's new GQ interview with Bill Simmons comes as close as possible to revealing that, just like the rest of... More »

President Obama Compares Himself to Aaron Rodgers During Interview With Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons, technically a free agent as a writer since leaving ESPN, interviewed President Obama for GQ's Men of the Year issue, for a cover story published today. As you might imagine, the two talk plenty about sports: At one point, for instance, Obama compared himself to Packers quarterback Aaron... More »

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