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Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Posted on: January 27, 2012 5:08 pm
 
Barack Obama can't make a Super Bowl pick. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

One of the enjoyable things about Barack Obama's presidency (for us anyway) is that he's a big sports fan. (Certainly a bigger fan than his VP anyway.) Barry knows a thing or two about the sports world and he's not afraid to make picks, fill out brackets, whatever.

Except for Super Bowl XLVI, which simply has Obama perplexed.

"I can’t call it. I can’t call it," Obama said in an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC News. "When the Bears are not involved, I can’t make predictions because I will get into trouble. But both are great teams. Brady obviously one of the best quarterbacks we’ve ever seen. Eli Manning playing as well as he’s ever played, and it’s going to be a fun Super Bowl."

Obama's right. It will be a fun Super Bowl. And there probably won't be any mentions of the first time Brady and Manning played.

The reality is, this is a good one to stay away from. All our experts believe the Giants will win. But that means we're inherently betting against Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. That makes little sense.

Of course, for Obama it would probably mean he hates the Patriots and therefore hates America. Or something. And although we could look at his recent visit to the University of Michigan as a clear-cut sign that he's backing Brady, the more logical explanation here is that's it an election year, and the choice between making a) the state of New York mad or b) the rest of New England mad, well, it's a lose-lose proposition.

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Comments

Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: April 29, 2012 11:46 am
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

His team wasn't in it so who cares, SCREW the Bears, go !



Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:48 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Nice safe non-answer from obama. Ron Paul would have at least picked something.



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:00 am
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

I want a President who can make the right call on foreign policy and domestic issues, I couldn't give a rat's ass if he's ever watched or participated in any sport.  I'd rather not have politicians pander to my hometown team, and I sure as hell don't want him tossing a coin or throwing out a first pitch.  But there are enough idiots out there who do care about having a President who is "one of the guys" that this will continue to happen.  Bush the lesser was just one of the guys, and we saw how well that worked out.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 7:09 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

I wish he would pick the Giants, every team this guy picks in a championship loses.....but pretty much everything he touches goes to sh_t so that's to be expected. 

Obama's pick for the SB: Solyndra, picking "winners" since 2009.




Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:10 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Obama = Can't




Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:55 am
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

I'm sure the President has his favorite. But being an election year, there's no way he's going to announce it. Ask again next year. Like it or not, I'm sure he'll still be around. Go Falcons.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 6:49 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Barry knows a thing or two about sports?  He knows as much about sports as my 4 year old.  Remember when he said he was a White Sox fan and the announcer threw him a softball question..."Who was your favorite White Sox player growing up?"  This dolt couldn't even answer a simple question like that.

For the record, I am a huge Pats fan but I hate this matchup :( 



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:55 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Barry's teleprompter picked the Patriots.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:30 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Be careful what you ask for...
Be careful not to post a comment that makes no sense and makes you look like an idiot. 



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Barack Obama's Super Bowl pick: 'I canít call it'

Really teres.. I doubt that was the case, Belicheck isn't that dumb. Giants are tougher and Eli has outplayed Brady in the playoffs and he will in the SB too.


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