President Barack Obama is promising he'll be at the Super Bowlif his beloved hometown Chicago Bears make it in.
It's not clear, though, that his off-the-cuff comment represented a firm commitment — or just a lighthearted moment in a busy day.
TheChicago Bears would win a Super Bowl slot if they beat the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
Obamawas 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.
The NFL players' union confirms it has filed a collusion claim against the league's owners.
The case has been filed with the same special master who is considering the union's complaint about the league's TV contracts.
In December, the league and the players' union agreed to extend the deadline to file a collusion claim.
Union spokesman George Atallah says Tuesday he can't comment on details of the collusion claim.
NFL owners and players are trying to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement to replace the one that expires in March.
Two weeks ago, special master Stephen Burbank began hearing complaints from the players' union that the NFL improperly re-negotiated network TV contracts. A ruling is expected this month.
i am the fan of the Chicago Bears, i hope the Chicago Bears can win and so that the prsident obama can be at the Super Bowl . I think it will be very wanderful.
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