President Trump shakes hands with Lee Greenwood as the singer performs “God Bless America” at a rally in Nashville on March 15, 2017. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

There are a few exceptions to the mantra that nobody cares about your fantasy football team, including when the president of the United States indirectly tweets about it, even if by mistake.

On Friday, President Trump tried to wish country music artist Lee Greenwood — you probably know him as the guy who sings “God Bless the USA” — a happy 75th birthday on Twitter. Instead, the president accidentally tagged 34-year-old D.C. sports fan Lee Greenwood, a former Yorktown High School classmate of mine who works as a lawyer in New York and has been the commissioner of my favorite fantasy football league for the past 15 years.


As you might imagine, this isn’t the first time the Lee Greenwood who won our fantasy football league title in 2014 with a team named “NoPressureNoDiamonds” and once tried to make the hashtag #WizBuzz a thing has been mistaken for Lee Greenwood the singer on Twitter.

By the time Trump deleted his original tweet and sent out a corrected version, the less famous Lee Greenwood’s follower count had increased from about 150 to 1,000. My friend declined to comment beyond what he tweeted, but Trump’s goof will likely warrant a mention in the excellent league power rankings he sends out every week.

Meanwhile, I can only hope the Internet fame goes to his head. With Todd Gurley and Leonard Fournette on bye, The Commish was already the underdog entering our head-to-head matchup to decide first place in “The Show.” Friday’s off-field distraction — and Kareem Hunt — could prove too difficult to overcome.


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