President Obama called into a sports radio show in Columbus, Ohio yesterday, and commented about the New York Jets quarterback controversy between newly acquired Tim Tebow and the Jets’ current quarterback Mark Sanchez.
“If I was a Jets fan, I’d be pretty nervous,” Obama said, noting that Sanchez “was not Tom Brady yet” but “led them to the playoffs two years in the row.”
Referring to Tebow, Obama said he “seems to be a wonderful young man and he’s got just a great winning attitude. He steps up when things count.”
When asked by the show hosts about the Penn State controversy, Obama said that the punishment against the University was “appropriate” even though he admitted that Joe Paterno was a “great football coach.”
Obama also spoke about baseball and the Olympics.
(H/T Byron Tau)