Both presidential candidates are obvious sports and specifically NFL fans. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were interviewed by ESPN's Chris Berman during halftime of yesterday's Monday Night Football game. The full story with video can be seen at SB Nation.
Obama is a huge Bears fan and thinks they can win the Super Bowl with the best defense in the league. Watching their 51-20 dismantling of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, it might be hard to disagree right now. Romney is a huge New England Patriots fan and joked he takes full credit for the success over the years.
RJ Bell of Pregame.com gives the President an overwhelming advantage in getting a second term in the Oval Office. According to the wagering information site, Obama has a 67% chance of remaining President and is listed as a 3.5:1 favorite in betting circles, although gambling on the Presidential Race is not permitted in Las Vegas but is elsewhere around the globe.
On a lighter, more NFL-related note, according to RJ Bell, the average bettor, who typically backs favorites, had an extremely profitable weekend, winning Sunday, as NFL favorites of 4-points or more were a perfect 8-0 against the spread. Amazingly, more than one bookmaker said "this weekend was the worst in Vegas history for the bookies."