President Schools Hoops Analyst in H-O-R-S-E

Retired Indiana Pacer Clark Kellogg of CBS lets down his guard
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2010 4:03 PM CDT

CBS basketball analyst Clark Kellogg knows pressure—he played for Ohio State and the Indiana Pacers before moving to the TV studio—but he appears to have let his guard down on the White House court. In a game of H-O-R-S-E—renamed P-O-T-U-S, a common abbreviation of "president of the United States"—President Obama falls behind early. "I'm not going to be humiliated on national television," he says lightly. Then things take a turn.

Obama discusses the NCAA tournament, praising underdogs like Northern Iowa because "that's what makes March Madness terrific." As the game tightens, he ramps up his trash talk, with remarks like "now don't tighten up, playing against the president" and "Clark, everybody's watching now." Within moments—well, watch for yourself, above. Spoiler alert: Obama has valuable experience in coming from behind to win. (More President Obama stories.)

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