First fan rooting for Steelers in Super Bowl

January 29, 2009

The newest sports fan at the White House isn’t afraid to pick sides in Sunday’s Super Bowl. And like many Americans, he’s having a few people over to watch the big game.

President Barack Obama says he’ll be rooting for the PIttsburgh Steelers to winNFL/, although he joked that Kurt Warner – the 37-year-old quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and a former Super Bowl MVP — was closer to his age than anybody else who’ll be playing on the field.

“I wish the best to the Cardinals. They’ve been long-suffering; it’s a great Cinderella story,” Obama said of the Cardinals, who peaked in the post-season and stunned many by making it to their first Super Bowl.

“But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that’s closest to my heart.”

Also turns out the Steelers owners and coach were big Obama supporters during the long presidential campaign. Sorry, Arizona.

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- Photo credits: Reuters/Hans Deryk (Warner throws during practice in Tampa on Jan 28)

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Kind of early to start schmoozing for the next election. That’s all this story is about, Obama appealing for the vote when he runs for reelection.

Otherwise it is an unbelievable waste of words for a story.

It just never ends with the media love affair for Obama.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive

Republican or Democrat, Steeler or Cardinal fan, Vegan or carnivore, now is the time to give our new President the remote control.

Gimme some uh them chips, though.

See http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009  /01/30/superbowl-veg-out/