Friday, February 18, 2011

Donald Rumsfeld thinks the Raider are "Evil"

Former US Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave his opinions on the Raiders in a recent interview with the Financial Times.

The interview was done on Super Bowl Sunday, and when interviewer Gideon Rachman asked Rumsfeld on his views about who would win the Super Bowl, Rumsfeld threw in his support for the Steelers.

Here's why. He doesn't like the Raiders.

Rachman explains.

As we get ready to part, we resort to the standard topic for male banter – sport. The Super Bowl – the most important game of the American football season – is being played that night, and Rumsfeld asks if I will be supporting the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers. I say I like the Steelers, because I have memories of watching them play some epic games against the Oakland Raiders, in my first visits to the United States in the 1970s. “Oh nobody could support the Raiders,” he says, “they’re evil.” At this the retired boss of the Pentagon laughs heartily, and strolls back to his office and his archive of documents.


Regardless of your opinions on Rumsfeld. He got his pick wrong, which should be no surprise to anyone.

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