My hopes of ever having a hometown team in the “Big Game” were dashed, oh, right around the time I was born in Detroit. Maybe before. Depends on your feelings in regards to reincarnation. So as far as I’m concerned, the entire concept of a “post-season” in football is alien to me. But it’s not alien to everyone else, so Joe Biden, noted Vice President of the United States and REO Speedwagon’s most prominent fan, is weighing in on it during his post-SOTU interviews.
At issue: whether the New England Patriots effectively cheated when they slightly deflated footballs used in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Not at issue: whether Joe Biden thinks about what he’s going to say before he vomits it out at an unsuspecting interviewer. In regards to the former? Probably. In regards to the latter: no.
America, Joe Biden likes his balls soft.
Vice President Joe Biden told “CBS This Morning” that he liked catching softer footballs when he was playing.
“Having been a receiver, I like a softer ball,” Biden said. “That’s all I can tell you.”
Biden wrote in his memoir, “Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics,” that he briefly played for the freshman football team while at the University of Delaware.
Hopefully, that is at least one October surprise that has been nicely avoided.