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ESPN's Andy Katz talks with President Obama as the president makes his NCAA basketball bracket choices in 2009. / Pete Souza The White House

Like just about every other sports fan in America, President Obama would love to be an ESPN anchor.

At least that's what the president reportedly told Disney executive Robert Iger, whose company includes the all-sports channel.

"At least I know what I want to do when I retire ? host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list," Obama told Iger at a recent dinner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It reported that Obama made the comment after a discussion that "touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran."

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg's DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale (Calif.) ...

"The (ESPN) highlights countdown can feature everything from major sports to bull fighting to high school basketball. Other than having a good laugh, Iger apparently didn't respond.

"'Everyone had a good giggle,' says one person who attended.

"The private meeting with Iger featured other moguls, including Disney's Alan Horn, Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Sony's Amy Pascal, and CBS' Leslie Moonves."



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