Obama: 'I'd be pretty aggravated' as a Detroit Lions fan
Pres. Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. AP photo
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'd be "pretty aggravated" if he were a Detroit Lions fan after the team lost an NFL playoff game to the Dallas Cowboys after a disputed penalty call.
But since he's a long-suffering fan of his hometown Chicago Bears, which had a losing record and missed the playoffs, Obama says he can't have "too much sympathy for the Lions."
Obama tells The Detroit News in an interview Tuesday that he couldn't remember a case in which a referee's "good call" is "reversed without explanation."
Detroit led 20-17 in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game when the call was made. The reversal helped Dallas come from behind to win 24-20.
Says Obama, "I can tell you if I was a Lions fan I'd be pretty aggravated."