Obama picks Steelers in pregame interview Print
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Sunday, 01 February 2009 15:39
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 WASHINGTON (AP) -President Barack Obama picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl while praising some of the biggest stars on the Arizona Cardinals.
It wasn't exactly a good sign for the Steelers - Obama picked the losing New England Patriots last year.
``I'm still wondering how that guy made that catch,'' he said of the crucial helmet-top reception by the New York Giants' David Tyree. ``It was one of the greatest plays in pro football history.''
Obama talked football during an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's pregame show Sunday.
Obama had already conceded earlier in the week that he was pulling for Pittsburgh. Steelers owner Dan Rooney, a longtime Republican, endorsed Obama's presidential bid and campaigned for him.
o steel plants campaigning for me. Franco Harris was out waving towels at my rallies.''
Asked if he had a Terrible Towel in the other room, Obama said: ``I do, actually. I'm not going to be rubbing it in because we've got some Arizona congressmen here and I may need their vote on the recovery package.''
Obama didn't predict a score, but said, ``I think the Steelers are going to eek it out in the end.''
 

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