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What NFL jerseys would our presidents have worn? Here’s all 44 guesses

Mar 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

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So a reader of, Alec Tolivaisa, had this thought: what if I made a graphic that showed what NFL team each of our 44 presidents would have rooted for? And so he did. Of course it was easy for presidents such as Barack Obama and George W. Bush, whose rooting interests are known. But what of, say, Martin Van Buren? Football hadn’t even been invented yet.

There are also some apparent miscalculations. Richard Nixon appears to be represented by a 49ers jersey; but didn’t he at one time actually send plays to his pal, George Allen, who coached the Washington Redskins? Anyway, here you go:


Here’s a closer look.

  1. lewp - Mar 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    What jersey is #41?
    Hard to imagine #42 and #43 being on the same team, ever.

    • phipfwe76 - Mar 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

      Bush Sr. is represented by a Texans jersey.