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What's Lincoln Thinkin': President's odd picks for sports council

Actor Lou Ferrigno on "The Incredible Hulk" TV show. Courtesy: Marvel/CBS

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

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