President Obama, the sports fan

WASHINGTON - JUNE 18: (AFP OUT) US President Barack Obama watches the Washington Nationals play against the Chicago White Sox at Nationals Park on June 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Gary Fabiano-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama

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While President Barack Obama was in Southern California last week, he revealed one of his post-White House hopes: to host the Top 10 list on ESPN's Sportscenter. Obama, who made a major economic speech at DreamWorks, met with many entertainment industry moguls, including Disney's Robert Iger and Alan Horn, Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Sony's Amy Pascal, and CBS' Leslie Moonves.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama, a noted sports fan, made his pitch to Iger at the private briefing amid much laughter. Of note: Iger didn't commit to giving Obama the gig. Perhaps he wants to get a look at the president's references.

Jay Busbee



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