What's Lincoln Thinkin': President's odd picks for sports council
For 60 years, the President of the United States has had a council on sports and fitness - generally the goal of that group has been to get young people active and healthy. The council has taken on some different faces as the presidents have changed and it's never looked quite like it will under President Trump.
Friday President Trump announced his appointees to the Council of Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition. Under President Obama this group was the center piece for many of Michelle Obama's initiatives for childhood nutrition.
Much of the council then was made up of former Olympians, like Michelle Kwan, Chris Paul and Gabby Douglas.
In fact athletes have often played a major part of this council - President Johnson appointed Cardinals slugger Stan Musial as a consultant in 1964.
After taking over a year, President Trump announced some interesting names to his Council of Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
There's a five-time Super Bowl winning football coach (Bill Belichick).
There's a one-time winner on the LPGA Tour (Natalie Gulbis).
There's a guy in charge of selling a weight loss pill called Ab-Cuts (Matthew Hesse).
There's a TV host who peddles questionable medicines and elixirs (Dr. Oz).
There's the CEO of Slimfast (Chris Tisi).
And there's the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno).
I'm no nutritionist, but I'm not sure - that a shake for breakfast, another for lunch, two pills in the evening, and "shirts are your enemy" are the kind of fitness and nutrition lessons, to be teaching our kids.
Full list of Council of Sport, Fitness and Nutrition:
Chairs: Mariano Rivera, Misty May-Treanor, Herschel Walker
Brenda Larson Becker of Michigan
William Belichick of Massachusetts
Johnny David Damon of Florida
Trevor Joseph Drinkwater of California
Louis Ferrigno of California
Robert Goldman of Illinois
Nan S.S. Hayworth of New York
Matthew Hesse of Nebraska
Ashlee Lundvall of Wyoming
Jacob Olson of California
Mehmet Oz of New Jersey
Natalie Gulbis Rodarmel of California
Shauna L. Rohbock of Utah
Kyle Frederick Snyder of Maryland
Stephen Soloway of New Jersey
Julie Teer of Michigan
Chris Tisi of Florida
Robert Charles Wilkins of New Jersey
Samuel James Worthington, Jr. of Pennsylvania
Linda Yaccarino of New York