Once his hometown Chicago Bears were eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC Championship game almost two weeks ago, President Barack Obama announced he wasn't going to be attending the Super Bowl in Dallas.
That means, of course, that he will be watching from home. But who is he pulling for—the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers?
"I've got some love for the Steelers," Obama said today while on a road trip through—where else—Pennsylvania. So, does that mean he's a Pittsburgh fan this Sunday when they play the Green and Yellow in Super Bowl XLV?
Just last week, "in the spirit of fairness," President Obama wished the Packers good luck while visiting a Wisconsin factory town.
But the 44th President of the United States does have a bit of history with the Steelers. Not only did he welcome the entire team to the White House in celebration of their Super Bowl XLIII win over the Arizona Cardinals just two years ago. He's also good friends with Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
Plus, the Packers just beat the Bears.
Still, this is politics. President Obama will simply balance the feelings of football fans across two critical electoral states.
And may the best team win.