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Special Olympics Champ to Barack: Bring it On!

3/20/2009 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt.

Barack Obama

Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266.

Play VideoKolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat me."

We posed the challenge to the White House. They said "no comment."

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91.

DANG    

Somebody tell this special person that the prez didnt say he was BETTER than the special olympics!
He was making fun of HIMSELF. Geez, what a tard.

2011 days ago
92.

grandmalx    

The Special Olympics World Winter Games were in Feburuary of this year in Idaho. It was covered by the Media of many countrys but not by United States Media with the exception of our local stations. Wish they had gotten all of this attention.

2011 days ago
93.

mouse    

typical of the press they belive any bull %$## that people tell them and then run out and print it.
this guy does not avg 266. anyone with a brain knows that . obama u rock and dont worry about those loseres in the press

2011 days ago
94.

bob    

This guy is a damn liar if says he averages 266 a game, he may have bowled a 266 but he sure doesn't average 266 per game. The pro's can't average 266.

2011 days ago
95.

Pixie Stix    

Ok Spider go back to school and learn to at least be able to make sence. Thank you ! It was just discription of what a poor bowler he is all this B.S. needs to stop. EVERY ONE is diffrent we should not be putting others in groups because there diffrent. We all vary and we all have skills that are owers and diffrent. I'm not trying to be P.C. I'v always hated that B.S. we are as diffrent as ower finger prints every one needs to accepte each other we all have value we are human.i think the Prez. Knows that and is the best chance of change we have. I know he will be getting his arss kicked by a prefesional when he has the S.O. players at the white house. Thank You all for your time.

2011 days ago
96.

Thughes    

Cant wait to see what Carlos Mensia says about this! lol! These are things we say daily with out thinking. Even the people in the special olympics need not to take every thing so personal. Chill out america!

2011 days ago
97.

Alex Gaston    


I think we are missing the point. The point is President Obama was comparing his bowling score to scores that would be prevailing in the Special Olympics. And his assumption is entirely correct. The average scores in the Special Olympics would certainly be around 129 if not much less than that. The guy with 3 perfect games in his belt is certainly a rare exception and it would be absurd to imply that 266 is a common average score in the Special Olympics. Not in the PBA, not in countless leagues and tournaments in the sport of bowling. President Obama was talking about scores and he was not putting down bowlers who score like he does.







2011 days ago
98.

Pixie Stix    

thank you Alex Gaston in a way you are spot on most people in general blah blah do not have a avg. of 266 but i do not doubt Kolan McConiughey can bowl that and better in general as people we do what we are good at - thank you all for your time

2011 days ago
99.

Opposed    

Clearly, there is a double standard in this country. Bush would have been persecuted for such a comment. Any conservative would have been raked over the coals for such insensitivity. Every media outlet would have headlined it. But obama gets a pass because he's a liberal and because he's black. Only FOX reported the gaff. The others buried it out of deference to their "chosen one." How is this any different that blacks calling whites "crackers" privately and publically (you can hear this abuse on various tv shows, in the schools and in the grocery store parking lot) but if a white should utter dreaded "N" word, Jessie Jackson and the NAACP comes a knockin'! This era of political correctness has gone way too far. What ever happened to the old adage "what's good for the goose is good for the gander?"

2011 days ago
100.

CJ    

President Obama, Please stick with your teleprompter, you know you suffer from Foot-in-Mouth disease otherwise. To his handlers, where were you?

2011 days ago
101.

McFate    

"Ok Spider go back to school and learn to at least be able to make sence [sic]. Thank you ! It was just discription [sic] of what a poor bowler he is all [sic] this B.S. needs to stop. EVERY ONE is diffrent [sic] we should not be putting others in groups because there diffrent [sic]. We all vary and we all have skills that are owers [sic] and diffrent [sic]. I'm not trying to be P.C. I'v [sic] always hated that B.S. we [sic] are as diffrent [sic] as ower [sic] finger prints every one needs to accepte [sic] each other we all have value we are human.i [sic] think the Prez. Knows [sic] that and is the best chance of change we have. I know he will be getting his arss [sic] kicked by a prefesional [sic] when he has the S.O. players at the white house. Thank You all for your time."

Definition of irony: You telling someone else to "go back to school."

2011 days ago
102.

WILD79Z28    

All of you out there need to get over Obama's comment. There is not one person out there that hasn't laughed or joked about someone.

2011 days ago
103.

jenlamb79    

I'm a personal friend of Kolan's. We worked together for 6 years. He is every bit as talented and he says he is. He's already bowled two 300 games this year and it's only March. I know this is a "public" commenting page but TMZ should watch for some of these awful comments being put on here. Yes, I agree that the media turned a mole hill into a mountain with Obama's slip and for the record the media sought out Kolan...not the other way around. For all of you doubter's....look Kolan up online...you'll see all of his medals and stats. He is a wonderful, unique and strong individual who has worked very hard to build the life he has today. He is a gift to all that know him....he was even born on Christmas Day!

2011 days ago
104.

Annoyed    

Dear "Hateful",

I happen to have a disability myself, & quite frankly, I think the only retard here is you. The gentleman in question is not a "special person" . . .he's a special olympian, who could probably kick your ass.

2010 days ago
105.

Michael Iocco-Stefani    

None of this happens by accident. There is an agenda in here somewhere. Trust me.
We'll let Rush Limbaugh ferret it out.

2010 days ago
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