President Barack Obama thinks his hometown Chicago Bears are good enough to win the Super Bowl this year. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney remembers that the New England Patriots won two of their three Super Bowl titles while he was governor of Massachusetts.
On the eve of the presidential election, the two men vying for the presidency took time to share their thoughts on football in specific, sports in general and their race for the White House in separate satellite interviews with ESPN's Chris Berman, shown at halftime of Monday night's Philadelphia Eagles-New Orleans Saints game.
Obama, a passionate Chicago sports fan, said he thinks the Bears, 7-1 on the season after beating the Tennessee Titans 51-20 on Sunday, are Super Bowl contenders.
"Best defense in the league right now," Obama said. "You saw (Sunday's) game. (Charles) Tillman may be defensive player of the year the way he's playing." Tillman forced four fumbles on Sunday.