"Since my Bears are not in it, I think it's wise for me to not choose a team," Obama told NBC News correspondent
As for "Deflategate," the controversy over the Patriots' underinflated footballs during the
The interview was conducted in the
"What we're talking about is the success that America has had digging itself out of a recession," Obama said when asked if he should have sounded more conciliatory in the speech. "My job is to present the right ideas. ... If Republicans think they have better ideas, then they should present them."
Asked if he's a football guy or a basketball guy, Obama said: "Basketball."
And who does he like better --
"I love them both," he said.
Sunday's pregame interview has become a tradition of sorts for Obama, who last year sat down for a conversation with