President Barack Obama hasn't said who he's rooting for in the Super Bowl, but a White House spokesman says the president is hoping for a close game.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama will watch Sunday's matchup and expects it to be highly entertaining, even though his beloved Chicago Bears aren't playing.

Carney says he's not sure who else may watch the game with Obama. In previous years, elected officials and prominent entertainers have joined Obama and the first lady at the White House to watch the big game.

Obama didn't pick sides last year when he was running for re-election. But he did honor the victorious Giants later at the White House, as the president does with championship teams.


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