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  •  (Video) John McCain lies about the Steelers (6+ / 0-)

    KDKA "When I was first interrogated and really had to give some information... I named the starting lineup, defensive line, of the Pittsburgh Steelers as my squadron-mates!" -- Sen. John McCain

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 04:14:56 PM PDT

    •  He lied TWICE about the Steelers (10+ / 0-)

      First, of course, he said it was the Steelers line, when he previously wrote that it was the Packers.

      However, in the video you provide, he mentions in high school that the Steelers made a huge impression on him. This is seriously unlikely, as the Steelers sucked like a Hoover every year of McCain's high school career. Via Wikipedia:

      The team once again faded down the stretch in 1949 after a strong start, ending with a 6-5-1 record. That was followed up in 1950 with a 6-6 season, and consecutive losing seasons in 1951 (4-7-1) and 1952 (5-7).

      After a 6-6 season in 1953 and 5-7 season in 1954, the Steelers drafted Johnny Unitas in 1955. Cut by the Steelers in training camp, Unitas later resurfaced as a Super Bowl hero - with the Baltimore Colts. Pittsburgh suffered through yet two more losing seasons before a 6-6 campaign in 1957 in the first season for coach Buddy Parker. 1957 saw one other highlight, the hiring of the NFL's first African American coach, Lowell Perry as the Steelers receivers coach.

      Early in the 1958 season the Steelers traded for quarterback Bobby Layne, who led the Detroit Lions to two NFL championships. The results were immediate, with the Steelers posting a winning record (7-4-1) for the first time in nine years - though they were still two games out of a playoff spot. The Steelers finished above .500 again with a 6-5-1 record in 1959. After a 5-6-1 season in 1960, Rudy Bukich took over the starting QB job during the 1961 season, but fared no better. Pittsburgh finished 6-8.

    •  Go to YouTube and rate this up (5+ / 0-)

      Any sports fan hates this crap. Some dweeb acting like he was a fan back in the day and you ask them any normal trivia...like name any QB before Bradshaw?

      This is the best gaffe of McCain's career. You don't have to be in politics to see this for what it is.

      McCain. Worst. Panderer. Ever.

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