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Video: Pelosi tries, and fails, to exploit NFL playoff fevah

posted at 3:42 pm on January 16, 2014 by

What happens when bandwagoners bandwagon? Usually these kinds of faceplants play out in darkened pubs and allow for at least a little anonymity. When a politician tries it, well, look out:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who represents the City of San Francisco, showed reporters a bracelet she was wearing at her press briefing today to express her love of football.

Then she got 49er Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana’s number wrong.

“I’ll just put my bracelet right out there,” Pelosi said, showing the charms on her arm. “Joe Montana’s jersey number 14–well, anyway.”

You mean this guy?

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Hey, no worries. It’s not like this guy was an icon in the city she represents, or something.

If it’s any consolation to Pelosi, this is just the second-most embarrassing suck-up of the day.

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I’m sure she hopes Joe brings the Stanley Cup back to San Francisco after winning the World Series. Hook ‘em 89′ers!

DarthBrooks on January 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Joe Biden Tells Auto Executive: ‘Thank You For Saving Our Ass’

SMH. Are there any intelligent democrats?

Murphy9 on January 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Get is straight, Nancy. 14 is the number Manny Ortiz’s wore at Cominsky Field.

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM

No, I think it’s worse than the Biden suck up.

Yeeesh, even I know Montana was #16, and I can’t stand the Niners or Montana. I still have nightmares about Dwight Clark making that catch in the 1981 NFC championship game.

Well, maybe that’s why I remember his number.

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I’M COMIN’, WHEEZIE!

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I’m sure she hopes Joe brings the Stanley Cup back to San Francisco after winning the World Series. Hook ‘em 89′ers!

DarthBrooks on January 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Maybe she can throw out the first pitch at the 49ers home opener next year.

Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Why doesn’t this biotch just retire and take up crotcheting?

Her days of influence in the House are over. They will not return. How can she even go to work every day after such a huge demotion from House Speaker to . . . well, practically nothing? They change of office space, then downgrade in transportation.

Retire. Get out of politics altogether.

MisterElephant on January 16, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Makes you proud to be from The Golden State, doesn’t it?

BlaxPac on January 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Niners vs Hawks, aka The Insuffera Bowl

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Is this the same Nancy Pelosi who was unaware that there was a professional football team in her hometown of Baltimore when she was growing up?

J.S.K. on January 16, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I am quite a fan of this Joseph Wyoming fellow.

John the Libertarian on January 16, 2014 at 4:21 PM

SMH. Are there any intelligent democrats?

Murphy9 on January 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

If there are, they are too partisan to care.

cozmo on January 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Patty Murphy bought M&Ms to support her Jayhawks.

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Proof once again, that the members of Congress and the Senate on the Democrat/Liberal side know nothing about what the people/our Country really needs. Like JOBS, not uniformed, uncaring, wastefull spending 1%er’s that are career polititions that know nothing about real life in the USA today!!!

Sabercat2 on January 16, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Hey, at least she got Montana’s name right. That puts Nancy a leg up on her East Coast liberal equivalents of John “Manny Ortez” Kerry and Ted “Sammy Sousser/Mike McGwire” Kennedy (take your pick on that one).

The other good thing here is as long as the 49ers are Super Bowl contenders, it blocks Pelosi from green-lighting any bill demanding federal regulation of the NFL over the concussion lawsuit kerfuffle.

jon1979 on January 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM

She went on to say she wished him luck and hoped he threw a bunch of 3 pointers in the World Series.

HumpBot Salvation on January 16, 2014 at 5:15 PM

No politics in sports? Only when you Libtards give it a rest and let us watch the games in peace. I love it when politicians show up to ball games and get booed. The notable exception is George Bush at Yankee Stadium after 9/11.

Mallard T. Drake on January 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

The most offensive thing about this clip is Pelosi saying, “I love numbers.”

GOPRanknFile on January 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Wow. Loopier than ever!

scalleywag on January 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM

And Curt Schilling is a Yankees fan.

22044 on January 16, 2014 at 5:56 PM

These pols just can’t resist attempting to grab some glory from other people’s accomplishments. If they don’t care about sports, fine. Just admit it or STFU.

FOWG1 on January 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I bet Patty Murray don’t know what number the 1/12 Man wears.

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Maybe she can throw out the first pitch at the 49ers home opener next year.

Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Thread winner.

WitchDoctor on January 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

She sort of had three chances to get it right, Joe Cool wore #3 in South Bend, #16 in SF and #19 at Kansas City.

Long Legged MacDaddy on January 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

She sort of had three chances to get it right, Joe Cool wore #3 in South Bend, #16 in SF and #19 at Kansas City.

Long Legged MacDaddy on January 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Yes, but #14 in her heart.

(What little heart there is in there.)

Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Pelosi: “I said Joe Montania.”

blammm on January 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

You would think these knuckleheads would be easy to beat…

Ukiah on January 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Yeeesh, even I know Montana was #16, and I can’t stand the Niners or Montana. I still have nightmares about Dwight Clark making that catch in the 1981 NFC championship game.

Well, maybe that’s why I remember his number.

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I told my friend the Cowboys fan that that play not only is the defining moment that determined the fortunes of two franchises for the next decade, that it’s the most significant play in 49ers history. Moreover, that one play could be the single most important moment in NFL history. In fact, I added, I might not be overstating the significance of that moment when I suggest it could be the most monumental play in the history of organized sport as we know it.

Of course I was just egging him on, but he went ballistic as I expected. Good times, man, good times.

aunursa on January 16, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Moreover, that one play could be the single most important moment in NFL history.

aunursa on January 16, 2014 at 8:36 PM

That would be Tracy Porter’s pick-six in SB XLIV.

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 8:53 PM

…Dems are such sports fans!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Hook ‘em 89′ers!

DarthBrooks on January 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Dude, get the team name right… it’s the San Francisco 69ers

malclave on January 16, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Dude, get the team name right… it’s the San Francisco 69ers

malclave on January 16, 2014 at 11:52 PM

perfect name, lol.

Sachiko on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Pigskin Pelosi.

Rah! Rah! Rah!

Shy Guy on January 17, 2014 at 1:08 AM

What a dunce. This reminds me of Obama’s 57 states.

sadatoni on January 17, 2014 at 7:13 AM

malclave on January 16, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Snort.

BigAlSouth on January 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

The most offensive thing about this clip is Pelosi saying, “I love numbers.”

GOPRanknFile on January 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

When Princess Nancy – or any democrat – says, ‘numbers’ what she really means is ‘botox.’

Deafdog on January 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

You know, I loathe Nancy Pelosi as much as the next guy, but I can’t stand these stories where we jump on politicians for not knowing something about local sports teams. I understand it’s kind of expected that you learn about your local teams in order to seem like the “common folk” and be able to schmooze with them. But, y’know, not everyone likes football, or even sports in general. Who cares?

Shump on January 17, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Shump on January 17, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Nobody insisted she make a shout-out to the Niners. She blew it trying to flaunt her swag, but your concern is duly noted, Shemp.

Christien on January 17, 2014 at 1:59 PM

She is a joke. Her Haight-Ashbury days have left residual LSD in her brain.

rjoco1 on January 17, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I understand it’s kind of expected that you learn about your local teams in order to seem like the “common folk” and be able to schmooze with them. But, y’know, not everyone likes football, or even sports in general. Who cares?

Shump on January 17, 2014 at 1:48 PM

That’s why this is in the Green Room. It’s a laugh at Nancy Pelosi opportunity, nothing more. Plus, she didn’t have to have a presser to pretend like she knows what’s she’s talking about (like usual).

blammm on January 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Embrace Pelosi for she is the suck.

Sherman1864 on January 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

You would think these knuckleheads would be easy to beat…

Ukiah on January 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

The first step toward defeating Nancy Pelosi is to find a candidate to run against her.

So far there is no sign of the Republican Party having recruited a candidate to run against Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco.

The period for collecting signatures for a candidate to get on the Primary ballot in June has already begun. So if you want a candidate to have a platform to speak out against Nancy Pelosi, start applying pressure to the San Francisco, California and National Republican Party to get a candidate to run against Pelosi NOW.

wren on January 17, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Yeah… that good old #10 Ted Williams and #7 Carl Yastrzemski were a couple of awesome ballplayers for my Boston Red Sox back in the day…

dpduq on January 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM