WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama called the Superbowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers after their big win Sunday night, White House officials said Monday.
Obama started with the team's owner Dan Rooney. The two developed a rapport after Rooney had given Obama a game ball from the conference championship earlier.
The president also called coach Mike Tomlin, and the quarterback "Big Ben" Roethlisberger to congratulate them. He invited everyone to visit the White House.
Obama was rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and threw a bipartisan Superbowl party for the occasion.
Yeah! Oh Sarah Palin, you can stand in Philly and say, "Hey Pennsylvania, how about the Super Bowl Champions The Pittsburgh Steeler, she would be dropped kick back to Alaska.
Yeah it is pick on you Sarah Palin.
I am not a Steelers fan, but a Dolphin fan. I do live in Pennsylvania.
Rooney gave Obama a shout out right after the game. It was priceless.
Quick, check and see if Dan Rooney is paying his taxes.
Super Bowl is two words.
A union town and a union bought president. Of course Obama was rooting for them. If Mr. Rooney will not pay his taxes then maybe he could qualify for a cabinet position.
Luv Dan and the Steelers, But to thank "President Obama" on national TV....
I'm not a steelers fan but I happy they won and that my president rooted for them....
Just shows that Obama knows how to pick a winner, it's great that Pennsylvania has smacked Arizona twice in the last couple of months. I guess they just weren't ready yet for the Big leagues.
I think the reason why the Steelers won was the fact that President Obama was on their side. Good luck and President Obama did a graceous think to call and congrat them for winning. President Obama cares about this nation and the people. President Obama keep up the good work.
@ BOB in PA – well, that's customary for Obama to get "props,' for being nothing at all....
Even though i'm not a steeler fan i'm happy they won and Mr. Dan Roney thanking president obama for picking them to win it all i have alot of respect for mr. roney and coach tomlin
oh yea i'am a Cleveland Brown fan too
hey Lebron you can still play football if you want!!!!!
I loved it when Mr. Rooney thanked President Obama for his support. I can't wait to see our Pittsburgh Steelers in the White House.
Obama WINS AGAIN
and all you McCain/Palin folks are STILL UNDISPUTED LOSERS!!!!