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Paul Ryan confuses Colt McCoy with Brandon Weeden

Paul Ryan, Joe Thomas, Jimmy Haslam AP

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan may know his world leaders, but he needs to brush up on his former Big 12 quarterbacks.

During his visit to Browns practice on Wednesday, Ryan confused Brandon Weeden, who went to Oklahoma State, with Colt McCoy, who went to Texas.

I think he saw the red [practice] jerseys and got us mixed up,” Weeden said, via the Associated Press.  “But he’s got more important things on his mind right now than me and Colt.  It was a good laugh.”

Next, perhaps Katie Couric will be asking Ryan which sports magazines he reads.  And then maybe the Wisconsin native will claim that he can see from his backyard if Ragnar the Viking rears his head.

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91 Responses to “Paul Ryan confuses Colt McCoy with Brandon Weeden”
  1. rambo08 says: Oct 17, 2012 7:53 PM

    Just your typical politician.

  2. SparkyGump says: Oct 17, 2012 7:54 PM

    The dishwashing liquid got to him or maybe he’s not yet over getting Bidened.

  3. nolahxc says: Oct 17, 2012 7:55 PM

    He’s better off in the soup kitchen.

  4. jimmy7steelers says: Oct 17, 2012 7:55 PM

    Outside of Browns fans and UT and OSU fans, who could really pick out Colt McCoy or Brandon Weeden? Not a big deal

  5. walker615 says: Oct 17, 2012 7:57 PM

    Oh, I get it!

    That last paragraph was supposed to be clever!

    How cute.

  6. kingjamsi says: Oct 17, 2012 7:59 PM

    Lol at the notion that congressman Ryan knows his world leaders..

  7. jeffa43 says: Oct 17, 2012 8:01 PM

    If you campaign in Pittsburgh and you walk on stage swinging the terrible towel….

    Then you better know the difference between McCoy and Weeden.

  8. patfic15 says: Oct 17, 2012 8:04 PM

    Another term with the current POTUS will help America become the next Factory of Sadness.

  9. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 17, 2012 8:08 PM

    He confused a lot of things.

    Like 2012 and 1912 in particular.

  10. dogluverssuck says: Oct 17, 2012 8:12 PM

    He must be another dumb dogluver. They never forget a dog’s name though :)

  11. blacknole08 says: Oct 17, 2012 8:13 PM

    Seriously, Paul Ryan is a male Sarah Palin. He’s only good for photo ops.

    Besides aren’t their names on the back of the jerseys?

  12. magnumpei says: Oct 17, 2012 8:15 PM

    Oh, hey there, Mr. uh… Brown-Shoes! How about that .. local sports team!

  13. Max says: Oct 17, 2012 8:16 PM

    Hey he can run a sub 3hour marathon…. oh wait! lolol

  14. mataug says: Oct 17, 2012 8:16 PM

    Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan may know his word leaders, but he needs to brush up on his former Big 12 quarterbacks.
    Word =|= World

  15. billsfaninmiami says: Oct 17, 2012 8:18 PM

    Ryan doesn’t know if he’s on foot ot horseback…

  16. farty5 says: Oct 17, 2012 8:20 PM

    “And then maybe the Wisconsin native will claim that he can see from his backyard if Ragnar the Viking rears his head.”
    ———————-

    What? This could’ve been clever but is worded terribly.

  17. 4sacroc says: Oct 17, 2012 8:21 PM

    Joe Biden confuses Virginia with North Carolina. Whatever.

  18. stealersfannot says: Oct 17, 2012 8:21 PM

    Just the latest pandering wthat some politicians fall in to. Suddenly the man will be a fan of every team in a swing state.

  19. JSpicoli says: Oct 17, 2012 8:23 PM

    So what?

  20. normdogg says: Oct 17, 2012 8:26 PM

    If you don’t know who you’re going to talk to, why are you there. That just shows a total lack of preparation. Seems to be becoming a habit with Ryan.

  21. contrasuxbalz says: Oct 17, 2012 8:29 PM

    The guy is an idiot! Like when he went to the soup kitchen for the photo op and cleaned already clean dishes for fifteen minutes.

  22. laurinaitis4mvp55 says: Oct 17, 2012 8:34 PM

    Is it just me, or do Paul Ryan and Andrew Siciliano look like twins?

  23. wheresmyjuice says: Oct 17, 2012 8:40 PM

    It’s good to see that the qbs show common sense and don’t manufacture outrage on if a national politician knows who they are or not.

    We shouldn’t either.

  24. ravenscrap says: Oct 17, 2012 8:41 PM

    The only dude dumber than Ryan is Romney!

  25. purplengold says: Oct 17, 2012 8:44 PM

    Paul Ryan ate my kitten!

  26. nyyjetsknicks says: Oct 17, 2012 8:48 PM

    It’s not the players, it’s the numbers. They often confuse him and never add up…

  27. jimmylions says: Oct 17, 2012 8:49 PM

    No reporter will ask Paul Ryan which sports magazines he reads. Sarah Palin established that asking what a candidate reads (or if a candidate can read) is an unfair “gotcha” question.

    But Ryan’s gaffe is nothing. John Kerry going into Green Bay and talking about “Lambert Field” is still the ultimate in poli-sport stupidity.

    If Romney were a war hero instead of a draft dodger, he’d be another John Kerry.

  28. gopokes0714 says: Oct 17, 2012 9:04 PM

    the only thing worse than Ryan’s mistake is the joke at the end of the article.

  29. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 17, 2012 9:07 PM

    Weeden should take it as a compliment to be mistaken for a young lad like Colt McCoy.

  30. unclenasty says: Oct 17, 2012 9:07 PM

    Damn didn’t realize that there were so many liberals posting on this site….but I guess those who spend their time posting on every story don’t have much time to work, therefore they must be part of Obama’s brainwashed army….enjoy your entitlements while they last you clowns.

  31. rajbais says: Oct 17, 2012 9:14 PM

    Then he should shut up and stay in Wisconsin.

  32. threedeep1998 says: Oct 17, 2012 9:19 PM

    I’d kill myself if Ryan was a Vikings fan. Of course he’s a Packer guy

  33. blantoncollier says: Oct 17, 2012 9:23 PM

    That’s OK—McCoy thought he was Weeden too!

  34. billsboy88 says: Oct 17, 2012 9:24 PM

    Things are just not going well for Paul Ryan in Ohio, the election’s most important state.

    Makes the soup kitchen staff stay late and leave a few dishes out for him to “clean” for a horribly fake photo op, then he rolls up to Cleveland to rub elbows with the Browns’ billionaire owner (Hello 1%!) and attend their practice, but has no idea who plays QB for the team.

    How is having a politcal publicity stunt at practice anything but a major distraction and how is it supposed to help the Browns win more games?

  35. joshmelder says: Oct 17, 2012 9:29 PM

    It really IS easy to mix them up. I mean, they do play quarterback for the browns.

  36. janvanflac says: Oct 17, 2012 9:32 PM

    But he’s got more important things on his mind right now than me and Colt”

    ….like losing the VP race AND his seat in congress.

  37. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 17, 2012 9:33 PM

    Our feckless president is from Chicago, claims he is a huge White Sox fan, and was unable to name a single player from that team.

  38. briang123 says: Oct 17, 2012 9:40 PM

    Obama will call Ryan to correct him as soon as he is done watching the “Miami Heats” game.

  39. rmc1995 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:03 PM

    A short while ago, Joe Biden misled Ohioans to believe he played against Ohio U in 1963. Turns out he quit football in 1961because his grades were so poor. This is just one of many Biden exaggerations. Of course the plagiarism while in law school and various examples of down right lifting speeches from the other politicians as his own are much worse and comical than confusing two QBs in football equipment.

  40. drgreenstreak says: Oct 17, 2012 10:11 PM

    Weeden thought Ryan was Mr Bean.

    You know what the only business experience Paul Ryan has? As a teenager he drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermoble. A Republican inside a wiener. Usually it’s the other way around.

  41. drgreenstreak says: Oct 17, 2012 10:12 PM

    Are you excited about Paul Ryan? He’s a far, far-right ideologue. The Republican base loves him. He’s kind of an English-speaking version of Sarah Palin.

  42. johntonioholmes says: Oct 17, 2012 10:19 PM

    I’m proud to be from the city where this guy pretended to be helping out at a homeless shelter.

    It’s just an honor.

  43. Deb says: Oct 17, 2012 10:24 PM

    No … he doesn’t know his world leaders any better than he knows his pro QBs. But in fairness, he did okay this morning fielding a question on the annual matchup between Wisconsin and Ohio State. He said enough to appear knowledgeable but remained noncommittal. The perfect political response.

  44. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 17, 2012 10:26 PM

    I’m pretty sure he could identify that Seneca Wallace was “the darkie” though.

    So….credit for that.

  45. mrplow3 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:40 PM

    “The only dude dumber than Ryan is Romney!”

    You do realize you don’t even have a quarter of Ryan’s intellect, yes?

  46. imjinbrdgr says: Oct 17, 2012 10:43 PM

    jimmylions says: Oct 17, 2012 8:49 PM

    If Romney were a war hero instead of a draft dodger, he’d be another John Kerry.”
    ================================
    It wasn’t that Romney dodged the draft. It’s just he he was really needed in Paris. What with all the wine and French women it must have been hell for a Mormon over there.

  47. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:46 PM

    if this doesn’t get you to vote for obama, i don’t know WHAT will! our country is LOST if our politicians can recite the names of all our arbitrary pro sports athletes on a whim, i tellz ya!

  48. ilikebjsongamedays says: Oct 17, 2012 10:47 PM

    Am I one of few who doesn’t give a crap if the vice president knows his sports? Is this a priority now? I’d like to think he is ignorant to that sort of information because he is too much of a geek which would make for a more disciplined/responsible politician. This is America’s White House not MTV’s “Real World” mansion.

  49. jchap00 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:47 PM

    Here’s the deal, if decides anyone’s vote than they shouldn’t be allowed to vote in the first place!

  50. paulbrown46 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:48 PM

    I think that Jimmy Haslam just locked up Ohio for Obama.

  51. captfoxboro says: Oct 17, 2012 10:54 PM

    NEWSFLASH:
    The reason most responders here are bashing the guy isn’t because we’re Dems / Lefties / Libs ..
    .
    It’s cuz he’s a POLITICIAN .

    Us hardcore football fans ( the ones engrossed in the greatest game man has ever known ) are sick and tired of panderin’ politicians ( from both sides of the aisle ) treating us like we’re numbskulls .

    Newsflash : POLs are tools
    ( and Ryan is a major one )

  52. thompgk says: Oct 17, 2012 11:01 PM

    The freaking president said that we had 57 states.

  53. pharmnetrx says: Oct 17, 2012 11:01 PM

    Colt McCoy needs an explanation.

  54. richndc says: Oct 17, 2012 11:06 PM

    He, at least he can run a sub-3 marathon, none of you jerks can I bet!!

  55. whatevnfl says: Oct 17, 2012 11:06 PM

    Reminds me of that episode of VEEP when the Vice President (played by Seinfeld’s Elaine) is trying to be one of the boys and chat up the host of Meet the Press and place a friendly bet on one of the NFL games. But the regular host is off and they can’t figure out what team the Replacement host (see what I did there?) follows. So she confidently throws out a rehearsed Flacco comment, but the host starts engaging her and is all, “Well what about Ray Rice?” and she’s stumbling and the best she can come up with is, “Well he uh….Ray Rice…he play nice.”

  56. richndc says: Oct 17, 2012 11:07 PM

    They call him: “Sarah Palin with Powerpoint”

  57. 13fitzj says: Oct 17, 2012 11:10 PM

    He also confused his own religious beliefs with those of the general population

  58. smstonerock says: Oct 17, 2012 11:14 PM

    blantoncollier says:

    “OK—McCoy thought he was Weeden too!”

    Dude, what does that even mean?

  59. rhett16 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:16 PM

    Cut the guy some slack, yes he made a mistake, but campaigning in all 57 states takes a lot out of a guy, just ask Obama.

  60. smstonerock says: Oct 17, 2012 11:16 PM

    blantoncollier says:

    “That’s OK—McCoy thought he was Weeden too!”

    What does that even mean?

  61. duncanthecat says: Oct 17, 2012 11:17 PM

    Tea Party Baby!!

    Landslide in the horizen. We are on a roll!

  62. 5pecialk says: Oct 17, 2012 11:21 PM

    I think he just got their numbers mixed up. Same thing with his marathon time. He’s a budget guy, so he’s not real great with numbers…

  63. johntonioholmes says: Oct 17, 2012 11:25 PM

    rmc1995

    I love your response. “Well our guy may be a total moron, but…”

  64. drgreenstreak says: Oct 17, 2012 11:30 PM

    unclenasty says: Oct 17, 2012 9:07 PM

    Damn didn’t realize that there were so many liberals posting on this site….but I guess those who spend their time posting on every story don’t have much time to work, therefore they must be part of Obama’s brainwashed army….enjoy your entitlements while they last you clowns.
    ———————————————————–
    unclenasty – It must be hard being brilliant with no way to prove it.

  65. dougy1970 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:37 PM

    Hey Sipe, I wear a pink headband when I work out too.

  66. vincentbojackson says: Oct 17, 2012 11:44 PM

    More alarming was that Ryan kept referring to McCoy and Weeden as the Brown’s “pitchers”.

  67. nmrdr795 says: Oct 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    Johntonioholmes whats worst the city where ryan cleaned the clean dishes or the city the browns “play” in?

  68. granadafan says: Oct 18, 2012 12:10 AM

    “unclenasty says:Oct 17, 2012 9:07 PM
    Damn didn’t realize that there were so many liberals posting on this site….but I guess those who spend their time posting on every story don’t have much time to work, therefore they must be part of Obama’s brainwashed army….enjoy your entitlements while they last you clowns.”

    Who knew the tea baggers even knew how to use a computer with software designed in “liberal” California or using ipads from a liberal state? It’s rather ironic that TPer would be complaining brainwashing considering their love affair with Fox “News” and extremist far right wing radio shows.

  69. Little Earthquake says: Oct 18, 2012 12:14 AM

    He also confused the Cleveland Browns with a professional football team.

  70. dddr1ver says: Oct 18, 2012 12:21 AM

    The worst politician sports gaffe ever was when Obama a “diehard” White Sox fan reminisced about watching games at “Ol’ Kaminski Field.”

    That is a record that will never be broken.

  71. Kaz says: Oct 18, 2012 12:25 AM

    That’s why Republicans tend to hate on the Presidents love of the game. They only wish they had candidates who could be so down to earth.

  72. dryzzt23 says: Oct 18, 2012 12:52 AM

    I don’t CARE if Ryan knows who the Browns QB is! Ryan is a Congressman from Wisconsin for Christs sake.

    How about Obama and his “57″ states….oh and calling Navy Corpsmen “Coremen”.

  73. eagles512 says: Oct 18, 2012 1:02 AM

    Anyone is an improvement on Biden.

  74. titletown15 says: Oct 18, 2012 1:07 AM

    Wow, the hypocrisy from the left is amazing …

    Obama calls Comiskey Park, “Kaminsky Field” and he’s a genius. Not to mention the fact that he throws like a girl. Once an empty suit, always an empty suit.

  75. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 18, 2012 1:11 AM

    howiefeltersnatch says:Oct 17, 2012 9:33 PM

    Our feckless president is from Chicago, claims he is a huge White Sox fan, and was unable to name a single player from that team.
    ________

    Exactly. Ryan never presented himself as a Browns fan. He was tagging along with Browns fan Condi Rice. Obama is the biggest phony who ever lived and his followers are criticizing Ryan for a staged photo op and not knowing the Browns quarterback? What a joke. I can’t wait for this election.

  76. zn0rseman says: Oct 18, 2012 1:43 AM

    A little funny, but what’s funnier is that our current president doesn’t know how many states there are.

  77. thraiderskin says: Oct 18, 2012 1:49 AM

    Well atleast he hasn’t made any promises using hope to solve major national issues. I wish that concept would work for me, I’ll just hope my Redskins and Raiders to a superbowl championship, that’ll work. In fours years, we’ll see how well that turned out. What am I thinking… I should be hoping to win the lottery so I can be demonized for being rich. So many things to hope into reality, so little time.

  78. jpb12 says: Oct 18, 2012 2:36 AM

    All them whit guys look the same to him

  79. oldcracker says: Oct 18, 2012 2:43 AM

    Reminds me of Dan Quayle trying to spell, or Sarah Palin knowing the difference between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

  80. lovetron says: Oct 18, 2012 2:46 AM

    I think the man has plenty on his plate. Knowing the starting QB for a 1-5 team doesn’t need to be one of them.

  81. macbull says: Oct 18, 2012 4:42 AM

    Note to the new Republican owner of the Browns…

    …keep the damn politics out of Cleveland Browns football !…

    …it is the best way to avoid embarrassing things like a memory challenged VP candidate not knowing the name of your QB.

    …and don’t forget, a lot of Dems fill the seats of Cleveland Browns stadium…

  82. jharmon64 says: Oct 18, 2012 6:07 AM

    Who is this Biden fellow you speak of?

  83. torturedraiderfan says: Oct 18, 2012 6:52 AM

    Reminds me of the time comrade Obama said he was a White Sox fan and then couldn’t name a single player……Biden’s hairplugs are inserted so deep he confused Virginia with North Carolina. Hey Florio – keep your political leanings off the website.
    when asked who his favorite White Sox players were later during the broadcast (for some reason MLB Advanced Media has pulled the video from YouTube), Obama answered, “You know uh ….. I I … I thought that … uh …. you know, … the truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh … I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh …. I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland A’s fan.”

  84. bobbyhoying says: Oct 18, 2012 6:55 AM

    I guess I’ll run right out and vote for the guy who organizes communities poorly. He probably knows all the top soccer and badminton players in Indonesia.

  85. sakatak says: Oct 18, 2012 7:23 AM

    Take a look at the picture, Joe Thomas and Paul Ryan. Both born and raised in Wisconsin, overall both of these individuals have done things the right way.

  86. otis52gsh says: Oct 18, 2012 7:55 AM

    That’s ok. Obama thought we had 57 states. I would rather he know his job, than football players.

  87. shlort says: Oct 18, 2012 10:53 AM

    Lots of political desperation about this non-story story. How bad must your side be doing if you feel the need to attack a man over not being able to sight identify two no-named NFL players on a team that gets absolutely no news time?

    I am an avid NFL Fan, but I couldnt pick Weeden or McCoy out of a line-up. Why? Because the Sports news is dedicated to the star players. Everyone knows who Brady, Brees, Griffin, Rodgers, Vick and Rivers are, and would know who they were if they seen them on the street. No one cares (aside from Browns fans)who Weeden and McCoy are.

    But hey… If it makes you feel better about your politics, expect the VP candidate to know every player on every NFL Roster, and pretend he wont do a good job as VP if he doesnt know. You people are hilariously mentally malfunctioned.

  88. shlort says: Oct 18, 2012 11:00 AM

    granadafan, Fox News is pretty moderate comnpared to the stylings of MSNBC and CNN. Dont even tell me you think the the Left fringe news outlets are intended to be thought of as sane. Anyone who believes that people like Rachel Maddow are speaking their language, shouldnt be allowed to cast a vote. That attitude is destroying this country, period.

  89. johntonioholmes says: Oct 18, 2012 12:59 PM

    nmrdr795

    Easily Cleveland is worse. By the way, I’m not even a Cleveland fan, so I don’t know if you were trying to insult me by insulting the Browns.

  90. smartdawg says: Oct 18, 2012 1:12 PM

    Very sorry to see our new owner already allowing the franchiseto be political. You would think he would know NE Ohio is blue not red. Kind of soured me on Haslam a bitand I was really getting to like him and his enthusiasm.I did get a laugh last evening though when a radio guy said. Ryan gave him the creeps and he looks like Eddie Munster. ;)

  91. smartdawg says: Oct 18, 2012 1:49 PM

    Art the Mula was a big Republican who loved government money …go ask Baltimore ..when it benefitted him.
    ..just guessing that most NF L owners are likely big time R’s and they probably sit around carping about big govern ment…over a scotch…read today that Tom Coburn the R Senator was complaint that corporations have too many tax loopholes and that the NFL is a non-profit that makes $9 billion annually and the feds lose taxes as a result. Never knew that but what is one more absurdity? ;)

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