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Clinton backing 'underdog' New York in Super Bowl

BARNWELL, S.C. -- Former President Bill Clinton will pull
for the New York Giants in their Super Bowl matchup against the
undefeated New England Patriots.

"They're the underdog and they're my home team. But I'm glad
the Patriots are undefeated and I'm glad that teamwork from both
teams is back at the center of professional sports," Clinton told
about 400 people Thursday in an elementary school auditorium as he
campaigned for wife Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton at first joked he wouldn't answer the question when
asked by a member of the crowd during a campaign stop because "New
York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are Hillary's three best
states."

He said it also was a tough decision to make because he plays
golf with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and considers him a friend
and "remarkable man."