President Obama mixes up Ravens’ Joe Flacco and actor James Franco

Joe Flacco
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks on before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 14. Baltimore beat Jacksonville, 20-12.
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President Obama, a known sports fan and leader of the free world, spoke at his year-end news conference with the White House press corps on Friday and answered an array of questions, including some about Sony Entertainment Pictures’ decision not to release “The Interview” following an embarrassing, and costly, cyberattack.

Obama called Sony’s decision a mistake while making one of his own by identifying the movie’s stars as “Seth Rogan and James Flacco.”

Did you catch that last part? Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sure did. 

”.@barackobama It’s James Franco, not James Flacco ;),” Flacco tweeted at the president.


He also tweeted at the movie’s actual star, James Franco.

“Welcome to the family, brother. @JamesFrancoTV,” he wrote.

The former Super Bowl most valuable player could have a chance to correct Obama in person if the Ravens (9-5) are able to win their last two games at Houston and against Cleveland to secure a playoff berth.

They could also make it to the postseason by winning one of those games and a combination of losses by other teams.


From there, Baltimore would need to win its third Super Bowl -- their second in three years -- to earn another trip to the White House to meet Obama.

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