mdGovernor Bobby Jindal recently engaged in the long political tradition of prognosticating the fate of a home state professional sporting team.

As quoted in Politico: “I’m a lifelong Saints fan. I remember the bad times and the good times, when they were 1-15, as well as this year’s incredible, incredible run. I’m predicting we’ll go not only undefeated, but all the way through the Super Bowl, something that’s never been done before.”

In doing so, Jindal engaged in another long political tradition: playing loose with the facts. Any self respecting, record quoting, smash mouth NFL fan knows that the “perfect season” distinction belongs to a sole NFL franchise: THE MIAMI DOLPHINS! The Dolphins earned the distinction following the 1972 regular season by winning all 14 regular season games, two playoff games and Superbowl VII.

As reported by Politico, the Miami Dolphins, speaking through Harvey Greene, the team’s senior vice president of media relations, were quick to set the record straight:

[The Dolphins] “are the only team in league annals to go undefeated and win a championship, posting a perfect 17-0 record, including a win in Super Bowl VII,” he continued. “We wish the Saints, and the Indianapolis Colts, who are also undefeated, the best of luck in their attempt to match our undefeated season, and we will be the first to congratulate either team if they accomplish that feat. But until then, we remain the only perfect team in NFL history, an achievement our players and coaches rightly are proud of.”

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