Romney's answer was a bit softer than Ryan's, a Green Bay Packers fan whose congressional district is in Wisconsin. Ryan said that the call by the substitute referees reminded him of "President Obama and the economy."
"If you can't get it right, it's time to get out," Ryan said earlier in the day.
Both Romney's and Ryan's comments are in reference to a controversial call at the end of the Monday game. The referees, substitutes for the regular referees because of an NFL contract dispute, ruled that the Hail Mary pass was a touchdown in the final seconds of the game. Video of the catch caused some to say it the pass was actually an interception meaning, Seattle did not win the game.
"Paul was very angry that the Green Bay Packers — he believed — won and the referees took it away from him," Romney said.
President Obama, along with other legislators, also weighed in on the game Tuesday. In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Obama said that the disputed ruling proved that the NFL owners dispute needed to end soon.
"And I say this as a Bears fan, who obviously is never heartbroken when the Packers lose, but it’s not just this game," Obama told the Iowa newspaper. "We’ve seen that over the last several months. We need to go ahead and get this resolved and I think that is a bipartisan position."