As the Saints continue their march toward perfection, the Bayou bandwagon understandably is filling up.
So in the same week that Florida Governor Charlie Crist launched a new hobby as a part-time NFL personnel executive, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is waving the black and gold (real gold, not yellow) pom poms.
But Jindal doesn’t know much about football history.
Here’s what he recently told WWL radio in New Orleans (via HuggingHaroldReynolds.com: “I’m predicting we’ll go, not only undefeated, but all the way through the Super Bowl — something that’s never been done before.”
Though there never has been a team that won all 16 regular season games and then the Super Bowl, Jindal worded his prediction in a way that overlooks the accomplishments of the team from the city where this year’s Super Bowl will be played.
The ’72 Dolphins went “undefeated . . . all the way through the Super Bowl.”
In Jindal’s defense, he was born in 1971. So he likely wasn’t following the NFL in 1972.
And now please allow me to sulk for the rest of the afternoon with the knowledge that the Governor of an American state was born six years after me, making me feel even older than I already am.