It’s not very likely that the 9-7 Arizona Cardinals would be NFC champions, but the next president of the United States is African-American.
Larry Fitzgerald was a man among boys!!
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But it seems that the center of football and politics was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers were a such a hotbed of Obama support that one can well understand if Obama, Bears fan though he may be, roots for the Steelers in the Super Bowl. Whereas the owner of the Philadelphia hockey team endorsed the Republicans, Dan Rooney of the Steelers family ownership endorsed Obama (oddly, even as his cousin Tom won a seat in Congress as a Republican. Let’s hope the sex-scandal curse on that Florida seat, held in consecutive terms by Mark Foley (R) and Tim Mahoney (D), has ended). Jerome Bettis hopped on the Obama bus too, although he didn’t blather on about it much, probably because it would’ve been too much to have done so while sharing the set with Keith Olberman on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
But the top Steeler in the Obama camp has to be all-time great running back Franco Harris, who, it transpired, was one of only 538 people in the United States of America who actually and truly voted for President: He was an Obama Elector in Pennsylvania, which, to be honest, I think is pretty cool. As a longtime Democratic party activist and donor in Pennsylvania, and having endorsed Obama very early on when it was a political risk to do so, unlike almost everyone else in this compendium, Harris earned his place in politics.