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

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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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.”


“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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