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    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka (C) presents U.S. President Barack Obama (L), with a team jersey, while flanked by Defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan (R), and other members of the the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears, on the south lawn of the White House, on October 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama who is a Bears fan, realized the team never got to enjoy the customary ceremony given to the champions of the season, and invited the team to the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Whether we agree with him politically or not, all Bears fans share something in common with the commander-in-chief: an allegiance to the Chicago Bears. Just like Bears fans everywhere, President Barack Obama wishes he was watching the Bears represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

    He tweeted from his official account, "Looking forward to catching some of the big game tonight. Wish the Bears weren’t watching it from home, too. -bo" 

    The president signs tweets directly from him with his initials.

    Obama has been upfront about his allegiance to Chicago teams. While running for office in 2008, he opened Monday Night Football by donning a Bears cap.

    He also welcomed the 1985 Super Bowl-winning team to the White House late in 2011.

    Today, he is also left to wonder just what could have been with the Bears. We understand, Mr. President.