Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)
Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)

During his year-end news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama was making a point about North Korea’s fear of The Interview. His point got lost, however, when he flubbed James Franco’s name.

Instead of Franco, Obama said Flacco.

“I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state come out with an all-out attack because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco,” Obama said.

We can forgive the president. He has to remember a lot of names. And besides, we know he just had Flacco in his head because he was making his weekend NFL picks and correctly concluded that the Ravens’ QB will lead Baltimore to victory over the Texans.

As surprising it may sound, the D.C. press corps was less willing to let the president off the hook, and jumped on the gaffe. As SB Nation and many others pointed out minutes after they ribbed Obama themselves, all the reporters on Twitter made the same joke at once.

Even Flacco himself made the joke.


And there’s room for one more on Team Flacco.

Welcome to the family, brother. @JamesFrancoTV

— Joe Flacco (@JoeFlacco) December 19, 2014

Sorry Obama, you’ll have to find another team. There’s plenty of room in the rest of Ravens Nation.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.