Chicago Bears: President Obama

Obama, Romney talk football on MNF

November, 5, 2012
President Barack Obama thinks his hometown Chicago Bears are good enough to win the Super Bowl this year. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney remembers that the New England Patriots won two of their three Super Bowl titles while he was governor of Massachusetts.

On the eve of the presidential election, the two men vying for the presidency took time to share their thoughts on football in specific, sports in general and their race for the White House in separate satellite interviews with ESPN's Chris Berman, shown at halftime of Monday night's Philadelphia Eagles-New Orleans Saints game.

Obama, a passionate Chicago sports fan, said he thinks the Bears, 7-1 on the season after beating the Tennessee Titans 51-20 on Sunday, are Super Bowl contenders.

"Best defense in the league right now," Obama said. "You saw (Sunday's) game. (Charles) Tillman may be defensive player of the year the way he's playing." Tillman forced four fumbles on Sunday.

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Mike Ditka reflects on the 1985 Bears' visit to the White House.
WASHINGTON -- There were Terrible Towels being waved and what appeared to be a Cheesehead or two. The folks in the Packers jerseys seemed to be clustered at one end, quite a few tables away from people wearing Steelers jerseys, most of them seated a safe distance away in what amounted to a neutral corner. The room -- purported to be the largest in the White House, the East Room, the one with the Gilbert Stuart-painted portrait of George Washington that was saved from the 1814 fire -- was filled with people and, yes, cheering.

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'Neutral' Obama hosting Super Bowl party

February, 5, 2011
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama won't get to cheer for his beloved Bears, but he's throwing a Super Bowl party anyway, his hometown team falling one short of the title game.

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Obama lauds Pack, says Bears get 'em in '11

January, 26, 2011
MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Crushed when the Green Bay Packers defeated his beloved Chicago Bears to win the NFC championship, President Barack Obama says his team will even the score next year.

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PTI debates which word best describes the idea of President Obama attending the Super Bowl if the Bears beat the Packers.

Obama predicts Bears win over Packers

January, 20, 2011
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is predicting that his hometown Chicago Bears will defeat their rivals, the Green Bay Packers, 20-17 in Sunday's NFC championship game.

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