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February 01, 2013

Obama will watch Super Bowl, but who will he root for?

This much we know: President Obama plans to watch the Super Bowl Sunday.

But what we don't know is who is he rooting for.

"I don't know who he favors, in fact, in this -- in this particular match-up,'' White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday. "I think, again, absent his beloved Chicago Bears, he probably just has an interest in a close and good football game."

Carney said he did not know who Obama would watch the game with or if he would use it as excuse to have members of Congress over to the White House -- something his critics say he should do more of.

"I don't know who -- who will join him in watching the game," Carney said. "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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