Friday, January 30, 2009


I've made it clear that I love the fact that Barack Obama is pretty involved with sports, most specifically football. And every time people have asked him a question about it, I think I've been ecstatic with his answer. Today, not so much.

When asked who he wanted to win the Super Bowl, he chose the Steelers.

Here's why I have a couple problems with this. First of all, he said he's been a long time fan of the Steelers. By saying that, he's classified into my top 10 pet peeves of football fans. He's hopped on the bandwagon, AND said he's a fan of two different teams. Support however many you want, but be a fan of one.

Sure, he said it's because the owner supported him, and Franco Harris did some campaigning, but whatever. Barack Obama is an incredible "Cinderella Story" and therefore I think he should support those of the same level. :)

This is what he said exactly:

"I have to say, you know, I wish the Cardinals the best. Kurt Warner is a great story and he's closer to my age than anybody else on the field, but I am a long-time Steelers fan. Mr. Rooney, the owner, was just an extraordinary supporter during the course of the campaign. Franco Harris was campaigning for me in Pittsburgh. So ... So I – you know, I wish the best to the Cardinals. They've been long-suffering; it's a great Cinderella story. But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that's closest to my heart."

Maybe this will just give the Cards a bigger boost and be like, "We'll show Mr. President that EVERYONE'S dreams can come true this year."

Then you'll have to congratulate them and say you were wrong for the first time, B. I hope you won't mind doing that.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obama grew up in Hawaii in the 70s. There isn't a pro team there so he always loved the Steelers... the team of the 70s. He wasn't a Bears fan until he moved to Chicago. So technically he has been with the black & gold longer. Not a bandwagon fan.