Jock the Vote 2012

7 11 2012


Athletes have a pop culture audience, brand recognition, and a strong following and loyalty among Americans. In a Battle of Athletes – Who has stronger supporters?

  • Obama’s Starting 5
    LeBron James, Miami Heat
    David Stern, NBA commissioner
    Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs coach
    Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
    Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers

    Bench:
    Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
    Victor Cruz, New York Giants
    CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

  • Romney’s Starting 5
    Jack Nicklaus, retired golfer
    Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
    Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
    Jeremy Roenick, retired NHL player
    Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics executive

    Bench
    Vince and Linda McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment*
    Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets general manager
    Wes Welker, New England Patriots
    John Elway, Denver Broncos executive
    Bart Starr, retired NFL player

    Source: Deadspin

    Related: President / SG – Barack O’Bomber Obama

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  • Talking Sports and Fitness with John F Kennedy

    8 10 2012

    When it came to encouraging physical fitness, few did more to get Americans off the couch than John F. Kennedy. Now, as the nation staggers under an epidemic of obesity four decades after his assassination, the president’s call to active lifestyles has been renewed

    Listen to John F. Kennedy as he discusses the similarities of politics and sports.

    via ESPN

    JFK’s Sports Highlights

    At Harvard – JFK was a receiver on Coach Henry Lamar’s Freshman football squad. In his 1937 post-season report, the coach wrote: “The most adept pass catcher was John Kennedy, but his lack of weight was a drawback,”

    His best sport was swimming. At the November time-trials his backstroke earned him a place on what was the greatest Freshman team in Harvard history

    With his brother Joe, he won the intercollegiate sailing title

    JFK once challenged the US Marines to walk 50 miles in 20 hours

    Kennedy was the most accomplished of presidential golfers. He played regularly at the Hyannis Golf Club and Palm Beach Golf Club with his father, brothers and friends, and as a senator and president he favored the Burning Tree Club and Chevy Chase Clubs in Maryland

    Throwing out the first pitch

    JFK at the 1962 All Star Game in Washington

    Talking baseball with the greats (from left, Ted Williams, Eddie Pellagrini)and Hank Greenberg in this photo dated April, 1946.

    John F. Kennedy, Ted Williams, Eddie Pellagrini, Hank Greenberg