President Barack Obama followed up his State of the Union Address on Tuesday by holding up a Green Bay Packers jersey on Wednesday (insert punch line here).
Bears fans, you must feel totally slighted. There’s your guy, the leader of the free world and a Bears fan to boot as a Chicago native, being “awarded” a signed Charles Woodson No. 21.
Perhaps this is less bandwagon jumping than the President simply doing his political due diligence, because he did give reporters a little bit of trash talk and reportedly also took a lot of grief.
Still, it was only fitting that it was a Woodson jersey. President Obama picked the Bears to win the NFC Championship Game last week and set off speculation he would attend Super Bowl XLV. That prompted Woodson to begin the rallying cry of “White House!” during his postgame speech, saying, “If the President doesn’t want to come out to see us at the Super Bowl, we’ll go see him.”
Woodson also signed the jersey, “See you at the White House . . . Go Packers!”
How does this sit with you Bears fans? Is this one gift Obama should have politely declined?