Sarah Palin: A Colts fan?

April 10, 2009
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PalinFormer U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is apparently an Indianapolis Colts fan. At least it appears that way in the latest edition of Esquire magazine. In a story primarily about her husband, Todd, Sarah Palin is photographed holding her youngest son, Trig, wearing an Indianapolis Colts t-shirt.

The cutline of the photo taken by Nathaniel Welch said the photo was taken at the Palin’s Alaska home on Super Bowl Sunday. Apparently no one told Palin the Colts were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the San Diego Chargers. Or maybe she’s such a big Colts fan, she doesn’t care. In the photo, Palin appears to be preoccupied playing the board game Scrabble.

Palin's only known link to central Indiana is a trip to Noblesville during a campaign visit in October. No word from the Colts yet on whether the team—or team officials—have any ties to the Republican Alaska governor.
  • How embarrassing to the city. Hopefully no one notices.
  • Anything to keep her face and name in the news. How significant or noteworthy is it really that she is wearing it?
  • I agree with TH!

    What's her address, I'll buy her a Patriots jersey!
  • I don't know what you call noteworthy, but it certainly is interesting. And it does lead to questions about someone within the Colts organization supporting Palin. She didn's just pick up that t-shirt at K-mart, and probably didn't stop by Lucas Oil Stadium to buy one on her swing through. There are 32 NFL teams, and she puts on a Colts t-shirt??? More than a little coincidental don't you think? Jim Irsay has been known to be a GOP supporter. Maybe he gave her the shirt. Now that is intriguing. Maybe Palin could offer a plan to bail out the CIB.
  • Not at all embarrassing, TH. You may not approve but there are many that do. I would rather see Sarah Palin wearing a Colts shirt than say...Brittney Spears.
  • The Pacers probably aren't choosey. As long as you're willing to buy a ticket (at any price) and show up at the game, they'll take you. They would probably even offer free parking for the Palins' snow machine.
  • I'll take Sarah Palin in a Colts shirt over Michele Obama anyday. Palin's values are much more in line with Central Indiana and most Colts fans
  • I agree with Brett! It's more embarassing that Nobama actually won our state this year than whether Palin wears a colts jersey. I guess his community organizers were working overtime in Gary gettin' out duh vote
  • It was probably just a gift given to her from the Indiana GOP when she came here to campaign. I think Mark is stretching way too far on the conspiracy theory.
  • Hey Becky... gettin' out duh vote happened in more than just Lake County. Maybe you should look at the results of Indiana again, and see the other counties where Indiana went blue. It wasn't just Lake County that he won. And your comment is a wonderful representation of our area (that's sarcasm).
  • Even if it was given to her as a freebie, seems odd that a year later she just happened to wear it. Many people are Colts fans because of the way they won it, after many years of coming close and then winning it. Or because of the high quality of the owner, coach and players. Truly a class organization, and fits well with Palin. James Denton of Desperate Housewives fame is a huge Colts fan and it gets written in to the script quite often. Or so my wife tells me.
  • I don't know about the Colts, but checkout this 2012 Palin jersey from Rad Right Tees at
  • I don't care whether my fellow Colts fans are liberals or conservatives. Football should provide some respite from politics and the rest of the world.
  • Not as embarrassing as the city of Chicago is enduring. They are Hoping no one notices that clown in Washington.
  • Hope obama never wears one - He is ran by a women- Will not confront Somali pirates since one is michelle obama's brothers cousin. Liberal coward
  • Well, it's not like she's got a whole lot of NFL teams to choose from up in Alaska. Besides, someone can be a fan of a sports team independent of geography and political views. The Colts are enormously popular across the whole of the US, whether you're blue, red, or some shade of purple.
  • Will not confront Somali pirates since one is michelle obama’s brothers cousin

    Wouldn't that be her cousin, then?
  • Ooooh, John - that's tough talk. You might not have noticed that our Navy Seal snipers took out those pirates this weekend.
  • Colts media relations boss Craig Kelley told me this morning that he knows of no connection between Palin and the Colts, but added, We have become a team with a national following.
  • Haha-
    It is funny reading all these comments that act as if Obama had the approval rating of Bush.
    The nation approves of him; some of you are in what we call fringe groups. Such hated for someone you likely know little about.
    Hoosiers must have shared a great deal of values with Obama.
    BTW- This is a very diverse state, not everyone lives in the suburbs or in a small town.
    Football is recreation; it shouldn't be mixed with politics.
    If Sara Palin likes the Colts, good for her, one more fan!
  • When did this become a political forum?
  • The nation approves of him...

    He was elected by 52%, 48% rejected him in November and that number is increasing. His approval rating is zero in my household, I must a fringe group member. Quick, call Homeland Security.... LOL

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