WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is promising that he'll be at Super Bowl XLV if his beloved hometown Chicago Bears make it.
It's not clear, though, that his off-the-cuff comment represented a firm commitment -- or just a light-hearted moment in a busy day.
Obama was asked about his plans Wednesday by reporters being ushered out of his Oval Office meeting with the president of China.
Obama said laughingly: "Oh, if the Bears are in the Super Bowl, we're going."
The Super Bowl is Feb. 6 at the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Texas.
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