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Obama: ‘I’ve Got Some Love For The Steelers’

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President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress while delivering his State of the Union speech January 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. During his speech Obama was expected to focus on the U.S. economy and increasing education and infrastructure funding while proposing a three-year partial freeze of domestic programs and $78 billion in military spending cuts.  (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress while delivering his State of the Union speech January 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. During his speech Obama was expected to focus on the U.S. economy and increasing education and infrastructure funding while proposing a three-year partial freeze of domestic programs and $78 billion in military spending cuts. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama is hinting on Pennsylvania soil that he might root for Pittsburgh’s beloved Steelers when they meet Green Bay Sunday in the Super Bowl.

Obama told a crowd that “I’ve got some love for the Steelers.”

But Obama also noted he’d visited a factory town near Green Bay just last week, and he’d come to Pennsylvania “in the spirit of fairness” to wish Steeler fans good luck as well.

The president appeared to be trying to straddle two crucial electoral states after rooting unambiguously for his hometown Chicago Bears earlier. Obama previously said he wouldn’t take sides in the Super Bowl, after his Bears were eliminated.

Obama visited Penn State University to tour research labs and talk about the economy.

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

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