First fan rooting for Steelers in Super Bowl
The newest sports fan at the White House isn’t afraid to pick sides in Sunday’s Super Bowl. And like many Americans, he’s having a few people over to watch the big game.
President Barack Obama says he’ll be rooting for the PIttsburgh Steelers to win, although he joked that Kurt Warner – the 37-year-old quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and a former Super Bowl MVP — was closer to his age than anybody else who’ll be playing on the field.
“I wish the best to the Cardinals. They’ve been long-suffering; it’s a great Cinderella story,” Obama said of the Cardinals, who peaked in the post-season and stunned many by making it to their first Super Bowl.
“But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that’s closest to my heart.”
- Photo credits: Reuters/Hans Deryk (Warner throws during practice in Tampa on Jan 28)