Ed Driscoll

If You're Going to San Francisco...

…Unlike Joe Biden, be sure to memorize which sports team is which:

The Giants are going all the way!

That sentiment would draw cheers in San Francisco during the baseball season, but when it was shouted by Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event Wednesday it drew jeers from the crowd.

The vice president, who is well known for his gaffes, mixed up the San Francisco baseball and football teams when trying to cheerlead for the 49ers before their playoff game showdown Sunday against the New York Giants.

Biden, speaking at an event in the Financial District in support of President Barack Obama’s re-election, told supporters that “the Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl.”

When the comment drew boos from the crowd, Biden quickly apologized, saying he was used to talking about the San Francisco Giants’ baseball victories.

I haven’t heard a gaffe like that since FDR went on ESPN in 1929 and confused the Frankford Yellow Jackets with the Staten Island Stapletons.