Bears fan Obama: 'I've got some love for the Steelers'

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Barack Obama hinted on Pennsylvania soil that he might root for Pittsburgh's beloved Steelers when they meet the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's Super Bowl.

Obama told a crowd that "I've got some love for the Steelers."

But Obama also noted he had visited a factory town near Green Bay just last week, and he had come to Pennsylvania "in the spirit of fairness" to wish Steelers 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 2010 by The Associated Press

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