Condoleezza Rice, Richard Sherman see Stanford lose and take a selfie

Condoleezza Rice watched the Stanford game, along with Richard Sherman (left). (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Condoleezza Rice has raised her political profile considerably of late, speaking up with a warning about the dangers of war-weariness, but on Friday night she was all about sports.

The former secretary of state watched Stanford, where she teaches, lose to Dayton in an NCAA tournament Sweet 16 game in Memphis and hung out with Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks defensive back who played at Stanford. They chatted about the game, perhaps exchanged pointers about diplomacy and how to conduct oneself in interviews and, of course, posed for a selfie.

Next stop for Rice? Probably the Masters next week, now that she’s a member of Augusta National and all.

Related: Rice warns of dangers of war-weariness; Rice headlines House GOP fundraiser; Rice defends Alaska Senate candidate in ad


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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