Just as with his annual NCAA picks, he was wrong again. He wasn’t even man enough to make the pick known before the game.
President Obama incorrectly predicted the Carolina Panthers would win Sunday night’s Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Obama made a secret pick during a live interview with CBS before the national football championship’s kickoff that evening. CBS then revealed the president selected the wrong victor during its broadcast of “CBS This Morning” early Monday.
“Panthers!” co-host Norah O’Donnell read off a scorecard where Obama had circled the Panthers’ logo. “And he signed it Barack Obama.”
“I would have thought because it was Peyton’s last time [he would have picked the Denver Broncos],” co-host Gayle King said, referencing Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
“He’s a student of the game,” co-host Charlie Rose responded. “[The Carolina Panthers] were favored 6-1.”
Student of the game? Please. We at least were man enough to advertise our pick before the game started:
No dog in this fight, so I'll go with Denver 24, Carolina 20. Peyton overcomes 8 turnovers and 6 sacks to win MVP.
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 7, 2016