He did so with the Trayvon Martin case, he did so with college basketball, and he's doing so now with these stupid comments on the Redskins. It's nothing less than blatant attention whoring.
The Obama Administration is notorious for strictly controlling the media's access to the president. It would be incredibly naïve to think that he did not take the interview in the first place without at least some idea of what questions might come up.And, all this was during an interview with AP. Not exactly like he called a press conference to discuss it. He's a sports fan and he offered up his opinion, the same as anyone else.
The entire story basically stinks to high heaven of being an artificially manufactured puff piece; nothing more, and nothing less.
It is a distraction, basically meant to draw attention away from his failings as a president.
There are simply bigger fish to fry.
And again, it would be foolish to think that he didn't explicitly know that the question might've been coming, and plan accordingly.And again, you would be first in line to bitch if he had ducked a question in an interview.