President Obama Wants to Host SportsCenter

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President Barack Obama has a gig he’d love to take up after he leaves the Oval Office: hosting ESPN’s SportsCenter.

The sports fan-in-chief revealed his interest during a private meeting with Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg and other executive on Nov. 26, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

At the end of the conversation — which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran — Obama revealed what’s at the top of his bucket list post-White House: “At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter‘s Top 10 list,” Obama quipped as he turned to Disney’s Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.

The 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.