Super Bowl: Obama Gives Prediction, Weighs In on DeflateGate

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Don't remind him that his favorite team didn't make it to the final game.

President Obama isn't happy that his Chicago Bears aren't in the Super Bowl, but he's trying to stay positive about it.

Obama spoke to Today's Savannah Guthrie in an interview airing before the big game, saying it was hard for him to offer a prediction for the outcome of the Seahawks-Patriots matchup because his hometown heroes weren't in the mix.

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"The question I have is whether Seattle's secondary is healthy enough," he said, demurring on which team would win.

Obama also weighed in on DeflateGate, with the Patriots having been accused of using deflated footballs in their game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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"Here's what I know: The Patriots were going to beat the Colts, regardless of what the footballs looked like," Obama said.

The rest of the interview will air Monday during Today. The pre-Super Bowl clip is below.