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Watch Michelle Obama play sideline reporter to Richard Sherman

Super Bowl champ Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks stops by the White House kitchen to whip up some healthy school lunches with first lady Michelle Obama. (YouTube: LetsMove)

As sideline reporters who’ve encountered Richard Sherman go, Michelle Obama more than held her ground.

(via Seattle Seahawks) (via Seattle Seahawks)

When the Seattle Seahawks and their loquacious cornerback stopped by the White House kitchen on a recent visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and cooked up a healthy lunch for the Let’s Move initiative, Sherman got grilled by the First Lady in a cameo appearance.

“Well, let me tell you,” Sherman loudly chirps in answer to Obama’s question after cooking with Earl Thomas and Russell Wilson. “We the best chefs in the game. So when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that’s the result you going to get.”

“Wow, Richard, where’d you learn to do all this?” Obama asks. “I mean, corn, succotash, salmon cakes.”

“Well, Ms. Obama, I know how important it is for everybody to eat right. And whether you’re a pro-athlete or just a kid at school wanting a healthy meal, you got to put the right fuel in your body in order to perform at your best.”

“I couldn’t agree more, Richard,” she concludes. “Thank you.”

At least she didn’t dunk on him.

First lady Michelle Obama met with players from NBA team the Miami Heat at the White House as part of her campaign to combat childhood obesity. (Video courtesy
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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