Video: Meet the man who dressed as Teddy Roosevelt at the World Cup

When the USA scored for the second time during Sunday’s World Cup match vs. Portugal, international broadcasts caught a glimpse of a fan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt celebrating the go-ahead goal.

The image of the Rough Rider cheering in the stands was instantly shared on Twitter and Vine, but credit Yahoo! Sports
for tracking the man down.

His name is Mike D’Amico, and he told Yahoo! he was “super stoked” to find out he had he had become a Twitter sensation.

“I’ll take your word for it until I get some WiFi,” he said. “We’re out in the Amazon. I don’t have a whole lot of Internet here.”

D’Amico explained that he wears the costume because “…it gets people excited. It gets people involved. When I’m trying to start a song in the stands, it’s easier to listen to Teddy Roosevelt than some other guy in another shirt.”

Bully!

Video: Racing presidents play out USA vs. Portugal World Cup match

Washington Nationals Presidents Race World Cup USA Red CardWashington Nationals Presidents Race World Cup USAWashington Nationals Presidents Race World Cup USA 2For the first time ever, the Nationals racing presidents donned varied uniforms for the fourth inning presidents race, in preparation for Sunday night’s USA vs. Portugal World Cup match.

Instead of wearing their usual Sunday best, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt wore their patriotic uniforms to represent Team USA. Thomas Jefferson wore his red home jersey to represent Portugal, and William Howard Taft dressed in black to represent the Portuguese goalie.

Team USA entered the field with Lincoln kicking a soccer ball along the warning track. Jefferson entered from the bullpen, immediately faked a pulled hamstring, and was given a red card for flopping by a referee.

Taft waited by the finish line for the oncoming team, but Abe faked to his right, Bill dove to his left, and Lincoln kicked the ball across the finish line, leading fans along the first base line chanting “USA! USA!”

Here’s the finish line video, followed by the full call as heard in the stadium by Nationals PA announcer Jerome Hruska:

(Video: Washington Nationals)

Video: Teddy takes over first place after tug-of-war victory in the outfield

Washington Nationals Presidents Race Tug of War Washington Nationals Presidents Race Waffle Cone Ice Cream Washington Nationals Presidents Race Waffle Cone Ice Cream Wednesday was Army Night at Nationals Park, and during the fourth inning presidents race, the racing presidents stopped in the outfield to hold an impromptu tug-of-war competition.

With Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln anchored on one side by the portly William Howard Taft, it appeared that George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt didn’t stand a chance on the other side.

But the two former Army leaders let go of the rope, and as their competitors tumbled to the warning track, Teddy took off for the finish line.

The victory was the second straight for Teddy, who vaulted into unprecedented territory this late in the season: sole possession of first place in the standings.

Washington Nationals Presidents Race Waffle Cone Ice CreamOn Tuesday night, Teddy had won after being the only racing president to survive the onslaught of a man in an ice cream cone who hunted down and tackled all of Teddy’s competitors.

The costumed character, dubbed “Nice Cream Cone,” was celebrating Tuesday’s $1 dollar ice cream night at Nationals Park.

Race video for LetTeddyWin.com by YouTube member lfahome.
Tuesday’s Vine video by @recordsANDradio

Video: Teddy Roosevelt’s ESPN Sportscenter Ad

Tedddy Roosevelt ESPN ad commercialThe previously reported ESPN Sportscenter commercial titled “Universal Remote” and featuring Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt is now on air.

As usual, the hero of San Juan Hill gets little respect, being featured in just a cameo role.

But Teddy sure loves free candy:

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