During House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 12th) weekly press availability, she steered the colloquy to sports in order to inject some hometown boosterism in anticipation of the San Francisco '49ers NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks.
To prove her '49ers bona fides, Pelosi showed off her "14" charm which supposedly in honor of '49ers great Joe Montana.
The problem is that Joe Montana wore the number "16" when he played in the City by the Bay.
Perhaps it is a good thing that Mrs. Pelosi is no longer the House Whip, where knowing numbers and being able to count matters.
Pelosi's home of Pacific Heights and the rest of the CA-12 is so liberal (D +34) that such a stumble would have no impact on her re-election. But Pelosi's fandom fumble reveals the fools gold of her '49ers fandom.