President Obama Will Attend Super Bowl XLV… If The Bears Are Playing
January 19 / Tyler Reisinger / SportsGrid
The Chicago Bears might have some prestigious company in Dallas if they can beat the Green Bay Packers Sunday. If Chicago wins the NFC Championship, President Obama promised to travel to Super Bowl XLV to cheer the team on in person.
At the close of a press event with Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Obama slipped in a little Bears discussion Wednesday morning.
“If the Bears win, I’m going no doubt,” Obama said when asked if he plans on going to the Super Bowl if the Bears beat the Packers and earn a trip to the big game Feb. 6 in Dallas.
A longtime Chicago resident, Obama's Bears blood runs pretty deep - even deeper than politics. On the campaign trail in 2008, it didn't even matter if it cost him some political points in Minnesota. And when it came to battling for votes in the crucial swing state of Wisconsin, the message was the same - "Go Bears."
First things first, though - the Bears have to beat the Packers Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. The aforementioned Super Bowl berth is on the line at Soldier Field, as well as eternal bragging rights in the most storied rivalry in the NFL...so, yeah, no big deal.
It should be noted that then-Senator Obama made an appearance during the pregame show of Super Bowl XLI in January 2007 to show his support for the Bears, a game in which the Bears lost.
While sharing camera time with Rex Grossman's sister is nice and all, as a superstitious Bears fan I believe in doing the exact opposite of what happened during the last unsuccessful trip to the Super Bowl. And you better believe that includes the attendance of Mr. Obama (so, please Mr. President, go to the game!).
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