Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate, along with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Condoleeza Rice visited the Cleveland Browns practice facility Wednesday after a rally at Baldwin Wallace University. The trio were greeted at the Browns complex by newly approved team owner Jimmy Haslam. Haslam’s brother is Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican and supporter of the Romney-Ryan ticket.
The Wisconsin Congressman addressed the players, praising Weeden, while recalling that he had watched him play for Oklahoma State, according to a pool report — except Ryan was pointing to McCoy.
Ryan quipped, “You always had your helmet on” in an effort to smooth over the awkward moment.
Condoleeza Rice stepped in:
The Alabama native is a noted Browns fan, and she posed for a photograph with rookie running back Trent Richardson, who attended the University of Alabama.
Rice told the players how she loved watching Browns legend Jim Brown play.
“Football is a game of taking territory,” she said, according to the pool report. “Just keep taking territory. … I’ll be watching Sunday, and good luck.”
Paul Ryan is a big time Packers fan. This isn’t Earth Shattering news, and likely won’t upset any support for Romney in the battleground state, but what the hell, I don’t like Paul Ryan so don’t deny me the luxury of pointing and laughing while highlighting the ideologue’s pretentiousness.
H/T: @Majorly1. You can follow him on Twitter (when he’s not at the pub).