First, Fox’s pre-game show on Sunday referred to Robert Griffin III as “the new sensation that’s gripping the nation.” Then, the network did a D.C.-themed piece that included comments from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a pair of decidedly non-Washington sports fans, about how RGIII is bringing this city together.
“The man who has not only united Redskins fans, but also President Obama and Governor Romney,” Fox host Curt Menefee said to intro the piece, which included random staged shots of RGIII displays around town.
“RGIII hasn’t been in Washington very long, but he’s already created change,” Romney said.
“It’s tough to unite this city around anything,” Obama said. “Believe me, I know. But RGIII makes it look easy.”
“RGIII has really struck a chord with sports fans, uniting Democrats and Republicans,” Romney said.
“He’s a great young man, and a heck of a lot of fun to watch,” Obama said. “And I wish him all the luck in the world, except when he plays the Bears….Robert, you’re welcome at my house for a pickup game any time.”
“I wish him the best of luck in New York today,” Romney said. “When he’s on the field, anything can happen.”
Bunch of electoral votes at stake in Virginia, by the way.
(And yes, the piece also featured audio from Bog friends and 106.7 The Fan hosts Eric Bickel and LaVar Arrington.)
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