In a further sign that neither candidate is going to give an inch of ground when it comes to doling out sporting bona fides in swing states, John McCain stepped up his wooing of Pittsburgh voters by discussing his affinity for their football team.

"When I was first interrogated and really had to give some information because of the physical pressures that were on me, I named the starting lineup โ€” defensive line โ€” of the Pittsburgh Steelers as my squadron-mates!"

Not to be outdone, Barack Obama immediately responded to McCain's brazen attempt to claim the votes of Pittsburgh Steeler fans, "That's nothing," Obama said, "I blew Terry Bradshaw yesterday."

McCain named Steelers defensive line in POW camp [KDKA 2]