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Ravens running back Justin Forsett and his wife, Angela, at the White House on Thursday.
Ravens running back Justin Forsett and his wife, Angela, at the White House on Thursday. (justinforsett.sportsblog.com)

Bad news for me: Justin Forsett has a sports blog and is a really funny writer.

Good news for me: Justin Forsett has a sports blog and is a really funny writer.

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The Ravens running back's sporadic posts on justinforsett.sportsblog.com, a URL I did not just make up, have touched on the film "Concussion," the NBA Finals and his own NFL draft recollections. Tuesday's post, titled "My Epic Night Meeting POTUS (Photo Proof Coming Soon)," is his magnum opus. Here are the highlights.

1. He met Barack Obama on Thursday through a friend of a friend.

Forsett wrote that he challenged "a friend of mine who seems to know everybody" to get him in touch with Obama. (He reportedly later said on Periscope that it was his physical therapist, who knows the president's physical therapist.) Before long, "my wife and I [were] invited to meet him at a private event" at a Baltimore hotel.

Note to self: Get a physical therapist. And into the NFL.

2. He was so nervous, he "passed gas." (OK, that was a joke. We hope.)

After contemplating what he was going to say to Obama, his plan for securing a selfie, how he would remain confident when face to face with the Leader of the Free World, he's introduced and, well: "I was like a little schoolgirl. ZERO SWAG."

He recaps the moment with a good fart joke: "I may have passed gas. Just kidding, I didn't pass gas, but it was that type of moment."

3. By presidential decree, he is now 5 feet 10.

Justin Forsett is listed at 5-8, and Obama is 6-1, but POTUS feared the worst if he let Forsett play in one of their pickup basketball games at the White House: "You look like one of those explosive 5'10" guys who'll dunk on you," Forsett recounted Obama saying.

Forsett, like any good politician, seized on the most important part of the conversation: "The President just gave me two inches! I'm 5'8", but if the President says I'm 5'10", then I'm 5'10" from now on. I'm going to have to put that in my bio. I was given a presidential two inches. This might be the most important part of the whole story LOL."

President Herbert Hoover once signed an executive order that standardized the paper size of executive orders. I don't know if that's any less ridiculous than Obama legalizing Forsett's new height.

4. Obama and Forsett are "pretty much besties" now.

This last point is suspect, seeing as how the photographic proof Forsett promised has not yet materialized, but the other indications are strong: He got "presidential chocolates." They made small talk about the offseason. Obama overestimated his height. What more could you want from a best friend in office?

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