Conservative media is going to have a field day with this one.
President Barack Obama has become famous for his presence in the sports world, among other things that he's done during his tenure in the White House. After breaking down his brackets every year during his terms and hosting champions from every sport at the White House, Obama annually tries to predict the score of the Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, he wasn't able to nail down which team would pull out the win this year, but did give his thoughts on the final score for the big game, according to Nina Mandell of For the Win on Twitter:
Obama thinks it's going to be 24-21 but "can't predict" who is going to win the Super Bowl.— Nina Mandell (@ninamandell) February 2, 2014
There is a lot that the American public can live with, but not making a prediction on the Super Bowl will likely have many scratching their heads.
He shared this image and posed the question back to fans on Twitter:
Broncos or Seahawks? pic.twitter.com/kes2UBu34w— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 2, 2014
It's important to note this prediction was made following a grueling interview from Bill O'Reilly, who was consistently antagonistic during his one-on-one with the President. After answering questions about everything going wrong throughout his time in the White House, giving his prediction might have been the last thing on President Obama's mind.
Chris Sacca of Twitter notes that this isn't the first time O'Reilly has given the president a rough ride during an interview:
Please don't be surprised by how often O'Reilly interrupted President Obama. There is precedent: http://t.co/yY5d58ZD90— Chris Sacca (@sacca) February 2, 2014
The same man who crushed his first NCAA bracket as a President—choosing North Carolina back in 2009, who ultimately won the national championship—might not be feeling as sure of his predictions as he previously was earlier in his tenure.
Then again, Obama might have been just a bit sidetracked by the Puppy Bowl, where his two dogs, Sunny and Bo, will take the field, according to Gary Levin of the Chicago Sun-Times.
The president tweeted about his dogs' involvement in the huge event also taking place on Sunday:
While Obama will likely be critiqued for picking a prediction for the score but not a team in Super Bowl XLVIII, this doesn't exactly rank up there with crucial decisions like government health care.