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Sarah Palin passes along an NFL-related tip

October 5, 2008 |  9:10 am

Sarah Palin, after only a month on the national political stage, knew enough that when in the Denver area, it's always a good bet to give a shoutout (as is her wont anyway) to the beloved local football team. But did she take it a beat too far?

Palin headlined a luncheon fundraiser Saturday in Englewood, Colo., and among those introducing her was retired Denver Broncos safety John Lynch. The Times' Robin Abcarian also was there, and she reports that Lynch called himself a big fan of Palin's, described her as "a breath of fresh air” and said, "One thing we have in common … I am a soccer dad now.”

Palin, in turn, lauded Lynch and the Broncos, adding that her husband, Todd, was predicting a win by the team against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today.

No doubt music to the ears for many in the key swing state of Colorado.

But perhaps a sour note for some on the west coast of the larger swing state of Florida.

[UPDATE: Todd Palin proved on-the-ball as a prognosticator -- playing at home, the Bromcos edged the Bucs, 16-13.]

-- Don Frederick

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