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Zach Leibowitz
Sideline Reporter

Zach Leibowitz

A former sideline reporter for ESPN

Super Day


I'll take winning the Super Bowl for $1000, Alex.

Remember in elementary school when the common response to the cliché question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was usually "I want to be President or a fireman." Maybe I was jolted at an early age when I was given a Michael Dukakis mask for my 4th grade Halloween party. So, no, the thought of winning the presidency doesn't quite do it for me let alone seem realistic. The Super Bowl, however, I've got a 1-in-32 chance every year. I like those odds better. And it's less responsibility. I mean, I don't even make my bed properly in the morning and I often forget to throw the newspapers into the proper recycling bin. I couldn't handle such information getting leaked to the press.

The power and influence of the presidency would be quite an experience - maybe for a day or so. But I'm not sure I like the idea of secret service watching my every move. And I don't particular want to be plotted against. That's happened in fantasy football drafts, and that alone bothers me. So I'll take winning the Super Bowl. It's like winning the football presidency for a couple months before starting all over again - and the process of winning it all requires far less time commitment.

In truth, today marks a wonderful day in our nation's history. Whether you side with Obama or McCain - or neither - the opportunity to vote and express your opinion is one of the great democratic freedoms we have. Whether there is a change in the presidential political party or not, the opponents will come together with handshakes when the day is done.

What happens after that for the new president, well, it's time to save the world. Hmmm, I think I'll stick to winning the Super Bowl and going to Disney World.

By Zach Leibowitz  |  November 4, 2008; 12:40 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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... The question was, would you rather your *team* or your *candidate* win? It wasn't an invitation to meditate on the merits of you personally holding the highest public office in the land.

I'll take Reading Comprehension for $600, Alex.

It's today's Double Jeopardy ;)

Posted by: I just can't help myself... | November 4, 2008 3:23 PM

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