Asked about the game Sunday in Tampa, President Obama says he's rooting for the Steelers.
"I have to say, you know, I wish the Cardinals the best," Obama told reporters after a briefing about presumably more important matters. "Kurt Warner is a great story and he's closer to my age than anybody else on the field, but I am a long-time Steelers fan. Mr. Rooney, the owner, was just an extraordinary supporter during the course of the campaign. Franco Harris was campaigning for me in Pittsburgh. So..."
"Coach signed up with you, too," vice president Joe Biden offered.
"Right, Coach Tomlin was a supporter," Obama said. "So I -- you know, I wish the best to the Cardinals. They've been long-suffering; it's a great Cinderella story. But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that's closest to my heart."