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White House plays it safe, Obama apparently not choosing sides in Super Bowl XLVII

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday that President Barack Obama has not indicated which team he prefers to win the Super Bowl.

The close-to-Washington Baltimore Ravens are facing off against the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday.

Since the Chicago Bears did not even make the playoffs — they missed the mark with their 10-6 record — Carney said the president is simply hoping for a close game.

The Hill reports:

“I don’t know who will join him in watching the game,” Carney said at his daily press briefing. “I know although his Bears are not in it, he looks forward to the game. You know, some interesting dynamics there, brother versus brother. I think we all expect it to be highly entertaining.”

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“I don’t know who he favors, in fact, in this  particular match-up,” Carney said. “I think, again, absent his beloved Chicago Bears, he probably just has an interest in a close and good football game.”

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