President Obama mentions possible Super Bowl pick

President Obama mentions possible Super Bowl pick

Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Barack Obama makes remarks at Penn State University in State College, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Obama called on Congress to provide companies with a tax credit to reward them for retrofitting their buildings in a way that decreases energy use. He's also calling for broader access to financing for businesses that want to make energy-saving upgrades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 3:11 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is hinting on Pennsylvania soil that he might root for Pittsburgh's beloved Steelers when they meet Green Bay Sunday in the Super Bowl.

Obama told a crowd that "I've got some love for the Steelers."

But Obama also noted he'd visited a factory town near Green Bay just last week, and he'd come to Pennsylvania "in the spirit of fairness" to wish Steeler fans good luck as well.

The president appeared to be trying to straddle two crucial electoral states after rooting unambiguously for his hometown Chicago Bears earlier. Obama previously said he wouldn't take sides in the Super Bowl, after his Bears were eliminated.

Obama visited Penn State University to tour research labs and talk about the economy.

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