The commander in chief stopped by the “Sway in the Morning” radio show Friday, offering up his picks for the NBA Finals (Obama likes the Golden State Warriors as 2017 champs) and Super Bowl to hosts Sway Calloway and Heather B.
“I’ve gotta say, at this point, you’d have to put your money on Brady again,” Obama told the hosts. “I don’t see any real strong teams. Seattle [Seahawks] and Patriots have a rematch, that’s my call.”
The president’s pick of a Super Bowl XLIX rematch reflects conventional wisdom. Vegas oddsmakers list the Patriots as the favorites to win Super Bowl LI at 2-1 odds, followed by the Seahawks (6-1), Minnesota Vikings (8-1) and Dallas Cowboys (8-1).
The President of the United States clearly knows his football. Although Obama is just likely looking at the Vegas odds and taking the easy pick, it is still comforting to know that the head of office thinks that Brady will emerge victorious with his fifth super bowl ring.
Sunday’s triumph of the Bills would likely not change Obama’s mind. All options on offensive were being used. Gronk had 5 receptions and a TD, Hogan and Edelman had 4 receptions and TD, Bennett had 4 receptions, Amendola had 3 receptions and a TD, and White had 2 receptions. In the run game, Blount added a TD. Combine that with the return of elusive running back Dion Lewis, and you have got depth and balance on offense. The pats are now 7-1 and a three-game lead in the AFC East. With their plurality of offensive weapons (and Tom Brady of course), the Patriots have cemented their position as super bowl favorites headed into the bye week.
Watch the President tell us something we already know here. Go to 1:39 to see the President’s prediction.