January 19th, 2011
10:36 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - It was not quite a Joe Namath-style guarantee of victory, but President Obama came close on Wednesday when he declared that he's heading to the Super Bowl if his beloved Chicago Bears make it to the game.
At the end of a quick media spray of his Oval Office meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Obama was asked by a journalist if he's planning to head to the big game on Feb. 6 in Dallas.
"If the Bears win, I'm going no doubt," Obama said matter-of-factly.
If nothing else, Obama perhaps put a little bit more pressure on "Da Bears" this weekend because they first have to beat their rival, Green Bay Packers, in the National Football Conference championship game.
But there's also no doubt Ditka would be proud of the president, fitting in a little football tack in between diplomacy with the Chinese.