Watch Barack Obama Talk Seriously in Super Bowl Interview

Brian Anthony Hernandez

Barack Obama made his mark on Super Bowl Sunday in a pre-game interview with CBS's Scott Pelley at the White House. The U.S. president discussed more than just the big game, touching on topics about tax breaks, women in war and gays in the Boy Scouts.

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The live chat began on the topic of football players' safety. Obama said the game needs to evolve so players in elementary school, high school and college and NFL remain healthy.

"I feel differently about the NFL -- they're grown men, they're well compensated and they know the risks that are involved," Obama said.

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Obama closed the interview with a comment on the Super Bowl: "It's going to be a great game; I have some wings waiting for me upstairs."

Earlier on Sunday, Obama's Facebook and Twitter accounts posted this image of the president tossing a football. Just hours before kick-off, the photo had been Liked nearly 500,000 times and retweeted more than 28,000 times.

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