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Obama Picking Hometown Bears To Win NFC

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AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

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WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.

But White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says Obama won’t hold a grudge against the state of Wisconsin should the Packers pull off a win. Gibbs says Obama will travel to Manitowoc, Wis., on Wednesday, regardless of the outcome.

Obama set off speculation this week that he would attend the Super Bowl if the Bears make it in. After being asked about his plans for the big game, Obama said with a laugh: “Oh, if the Bears are in the Super Bowl, we’re going.”

Gibbs tried to back away from that, saying that as a superstitious fan, it was too soon to be making Super Bowl plans.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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