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Keep sports out of politics

LZ Granderson asks, "Why do political candidates seem to think we care how athletic they are?"

Updated: December 18, 2006, 12:24 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

There are two ways to interpret Barack Obama's appearance on "Monday Night Football" this week.

You could see it as a playful acknowledgement that he is aware of his slight overexposure and he smartly took the opportunity to join us all in a good-natured laugh about it.

Or, it's his strongest statement to date that he is running for president.

Personally, I think it's the latter and here's why: Aligning yourself with sports has long become the de facto route politicians ...

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