President Obama lauds Packers

Updated: January 26, 2011, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

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

"Sunday was a tough day for Bears fans," he said at a Wisconsin energy company before giving a speech on the economy. "But even if it didn't go the way that I wanted, I'm glad to see that one of the greatest rivalries in sports is still there.

"And we will get you next year. ...

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