It seems that the fact that P-E (that’s short for President-Elect because I don’t want to keep typing President-Elect over and over like I just did now… d’oh!) Obama is lobbying for a College Football Playoff is considered “Another difference with the baseball administration of George W. Bush”. I don’t find that particularly reassuring, when I think of how that other George, the Late Great Mr. Carlin, dissected the mindsets of the two sports in this classic monologue (totally SFW language, unless you work where everybody hates Sports):
Of course, it can be noted that GB2 never really ran things like a Baseball Manager (and the more that the term CEO becomes synonymous for Scumbag, the more his original promise to be “a CEO President” makes sense… but I digress), and his foreign policy/military policy seemed much more Football-based. Maybe he was just a football coach like Charlie Weis of Notre Dame.
But enough for Bush-bashing. If you’re getting into sport analogies, BHO’s hoops skillz suggest he’ll go more for a Basketball approach… man-on-man or zone defenses with occasional double teaming and full-court press. Offensively, I hope he can mix it up between going inside for the lay-up, feeding to the big guy in the center and taking the outside shot (and not just use the three-point attempt in desperation plays). I just hope he doesn’t get called for Traveling or has to resort to drawing fouls or running down the clock. I have no idea how any of that applies to either diplomacy or warfare, but it sounds more fun than anything we’ve done for a long time. And that’s why I am nobody’s advisor.