Barack Obama has two years in the White House still, but he's already daydreaming about what his next career move may be. According to the Hollywood Reporter, President Obama recently told Disney‘s executive producer Robert Iger that he wants to host SportsCenter. Obama and Scott Van Pelt discussing hoops in the 11PM slot? I'd watch that kabuki theater.
“At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list,” Obama told Iger.
Here's how it went down, via THR:
If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale (Calif.) …
The (ESPN) highlights countdown can feature everything from major sports to bull fighting to high school basketball. Other than having a good laugh, Iger apparently didn’t respond.
"Everyone had a good giggle,’"says one person who attended.
The private meeting with Iger featured other moguls, including Disney’s Alan Horn, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, Sony’s Amy Pascal, and CBS’ Leslie Moonves.
Obama vs. Skip Bayless. Who you got?