Barack Obama Doesn't Pick A Super Bowl Winner During Bill O'Reilly Interview

In his sitdown with Bill O'Reilly on FOX just moments ago, President Obama touched on a number of controversial issues, but there was one question of more immediate relevance. Forget the politics; who is the president picking in the Super Bowl?

After talking about the situation in Egypt and President Hosni Mobarak, the looming threat of the Muslim Brotherhood, the health care debate, and his policies on the economy, President Obama finally got down to the brass tacks. And now we know, Obama is taking... Well, actually, he didn't pick a winner for Super Bowl XLV.

"Here's the thing," he began, and you already knew it was over. "Once my Bears lost, I don't pick sides. I want a great game. These are pretty evenly matched teams. Green Bay is a little faster. Pittsburgh has more experience."

Not surprising, I guess. But still disappointing.

When Bill O'Reilly asked whether he'll watch the game, Obama was almost offended. "Of course I watch the game," he scoffed. "I know football. What happens is I schmooze with everyone, but once the game starts, I'm watching the game."

And in case you're wondering, yes, just like 100 million other Americans, President Obama will be at a Super Bowl party tonight, as Barack and Michelle will invite guests to the White House. CNN has a look at the menu below:

Deep Dish Pizza
Buffalo Wings
German Potato Salad
Twice Baked Potatoes
Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels
Chips and Dips
Ice Cream
Beverages including the following beers: Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale (Wisconsin), Yuengling Lager and Light (Pennsylvania), White House Honey Ale.

White House Honey Ale? ... Wait, seriously? Who knew the White House has its own beer? Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama or his Super Bowl diplomacy, you gotta admit: It's pretty awesome that the White House has its own beer.

For further reading: Check out the rest of the StoryStream for pregame updates. Check out our Super Bowl XLV section for features, coverage from Texas, and more.

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