President Obama incorrectly predicted the Carolina Panthers would win Sunday night’s Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Obama made a secret pick during a live interview with CBS before the NFL championship's kickoff that evening. CBS then revealed the president selected the wrong victor during its broadcast of “CBS This Morning” early Monday.
“I would have thought because it was Peyton’s last time [he would have picked the Denver Broncos],” co-host Gayle King said, referencing Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
“He’s a student of the game,” co-host Charlie Rose responded. "[The Carolina Panthers] were favored 6-1.”
Obama joked that he had “a lot of pressure” guessing the winner of Sunday’s athletic contest during an interview with King before the game.
The Broncos vanquished the Panthers, 24-10, giving the franchise its third Super Bowl title amid the NFL celebrating its golden anniversary.
Denver linebacker Von Miller was named Super Bowl MVP, nabbing 5 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.