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October 5th, 2009
05:55 PM ET

Beat 360° 10/5/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

President Barack Obama plays basketball with White House staffers while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Chuck Hadad

"Service Agent Jack Dugan follows the example set by his Commander-in-Chief: play soft defense and back-pedal when you’re outmatched."

Viewer:

Jay Chen, East Brunswick, NJ

"Obama: That’s a foul!
White House Staffer: YOU LIE!"

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. Roland Shanks

    White Guys can't jump.
    Roland Shanks-Anchorage Alaska.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  2. Brianna- Clifton Forge, Virginia

    Air Obama. Just pass the healthcare reform.
    -Brianna, Clifton Forge, VA

    October 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  3. Javier - Madrid, Spain

    How did we not get the Olympics? Have you seen Lula dunk???

    October 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  4. Richard Hine, New York City

    "Focus, Barack, focus! Nothing but net... and healthcare reform... and action of climate change... don't forget to close down Gitmo... and deal with Iraq and Afghanistan... and won't it be great to bring the Olympics to Chicago... Focus! Just make the jump shot... darn, I missed again!"

    October 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  5. Bob - Massillon, OH

    If only Afghanistan was this easy to beat.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  6. Cindy K (Buffalo, NY)

    (President Obama thinking): ""I told those republicans I can reach new heights, but they never believe me!"

    October 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  7. Young Moon Tacoma, WA

    Barry Obama goes in for the layup with or without the Republicans.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  8. Jay Chen from East Brunswick NJ

    Obama: That's a foul!
    White House Staffer: YOU LIE!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  9. Khalilah Cage

    This is for yesterday's meatloaf!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  10. Becky

    Definetly, white man can't jump!!!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  11. janis - oklahoma

    i just signed an endorsement deal with Nike!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  12. Dom (Roslyn, NY)

    MJ has nothing on me!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  13. Michael Stentz

    Evidence, that there are times, where nobody is really trying to ‘block’ one of his ‘moves’.

    Portland, OR

    October 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  14. D.j. Keithan

    Air Bama

    October 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  15. Terri from Atlanta

    These staffers are well aware that the last staffer who beat the President at basketball is now the official basketball pumper.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  16. Genaro (San Diego, CA)

    If only I could make health reform look this easy

    October 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  17. Kitty Holiday

    SLAM DUNK BARRACKS!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  18. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    After watching TLC's What Not To Wear President Obama has thrown out his Mom Jeans.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  19. Michael Stentz

    Evidence, that there are times, where nobody is really trying to 'block' one of his 'moves'.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  20. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    " I wish Nike would make me some Air Obama's!"

    October 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  21. Alisha

    If I miss this basket I have to get the H1N1 shot

    October 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  22. Joseph Lan - Fremont, California

    Remove an arm and stick out the tongue and we have our new and improved political Michael Jordan.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  23. Terri from Atlanta

    Eat your heart out, Olympic Committee. If you had chosen Chicago,
    I would have shown off all my basketball skills to the world.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  24. larone

    I wonder if the staffers let him win everytime, I know I would love to say I beat the president of US

    October 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  25. Susan Big Spring, TX

    White men can't jump.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  26. Wyatt Knight - New York

    Obama thinking: "It's gonna take an act of Congress...to stop this shot."

    -Wyatt Knight

    October 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  27. Terri from Atlanta

    I might not be able to get a good health care bill passed, but I can play a mean game of basketball.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  28. davena and tony jordan

    Get back jack! The Olympic Committee made a foolish decision, don't you get caught in the fray, now excuse me while I make this Presidential Dunk!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  29. Susan Big Spring, TX

    Nike announces Obama will be their new spokesman.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  30. rakin khan, Toronto

    White men cant jump.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  31. alex gandarilla

    ah...they are just letting me win.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  32. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    Even at play , Obama is head and shoulders above the competition.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  33. Ryan Degracia

    Who says Jordan is the one in Chi-town than can fly through the air? . . . ..

    October 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  34. Paul Cannon

    He's the President of the United States! Don't block his shot, he'll fire you!

    – Paul Cannon
    New Bern, NC

    October 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  35. Luis F.

    The White House Dream Team in a team building session. Either that, or they're getting a head start on beating the competition in the 2016 that they were hoping Chicago would host. Work hard guys! Now you have to beat Brazil in their own turf!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  36. Farah B/Long Island, NY

    ...now if only making this basket was as easy as passing my health care plan!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  37. S.L. Duncan

    More proof that 'white men can't jump'

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  38. Dindar Kocer

    Nice shot of Air Barack

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  39. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    The Mom jeans are gone and thats a change we can believe in.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  40. Jay Chen from East Brunswick NJ

    Hey, its 2 vs 1! Come on Carlos and Lula, play fair!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  41. Linda Lazier

    Photo caption:

    Hey Pete - make sure you crop this photo so the mini-trampoline doesn't show!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  42. Lucinda Rico

    Yes I can!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  43. Demetria Richardson

    " If I make this one, my Healthcare Reform Bill will pass ".

    October 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  44. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    Not wanting to wait for the firemen, Obama tries using a basketball to get the cat down out of the tree.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  45. Patty A Banks, Palmdale, Ca

    This would've been a darn good shot if there were a basket up there!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  46. Avery- Las Vegas NV.

    If only Obama could cut through the health care debate like he does these pasty staffers.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  47. Vera

    Air Obama

    October 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  48. The GunnAr Management Group Los Angeles, CA

    I hate to dribble, I refuse to pass, I will never rebound so I'll just shoot from the hip and hope for the best.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  49. Jessica G. from London Ontario

    "C'mon fellas, you know that white men can't jump!"
    🙂

    October 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  50. Victor Dakhteh, Cupertino CA

    come on guys, even my secret service team is better than you guys!

    October 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
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