Aw, she just had to do that, didn’t she?
Near the hometown of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin guaranteed a come-from-behind victory for the McCain-Palin ticket in Pennsylvania. “Now, Joe Namath is probably a little bit before your time,” Palin said to the high school students in the crowd. “But do you remember, though, in the biggest game of his life, all the experts had Joe Namath and the Jets written off to defeat? They were up against the elite team that had all the money, and they were held in awe by the media. And Broadway Joe replied, ‘we’re gonna win the game, I guarantee it.’ And they won.
“And I hope Joe won’t mind if I paraphrase him some in this state, his home state, Pennsylvania, with your help, we’re going to win this state. I guarantee it,” Palin said to wild applause.
Of course, Joe Willie played for The Bear, so I’ve got an emotional attachment. Speaking of which, last night I watched West Virginia beat Auburn. My two favorite teams: Alabama and whoever’s playing Auburn.