Bush 'fired up' for Super Bowl coin toss

Bush 'fired up' for Super Bowl coin toss
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President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are “fired up” for the coin toss Sunday night at Super Bowl LI in their hometown of Houston, Texas.

"President Bush is the most goal-oriented person you can meet. When he sets a goal out there on the horizon, it's almost like he wills himself to achieve it," spokesman Jim McGrath said, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

Bush and his wife were both admitted to the hospital last month, preventing them from attending President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE’s inauguration. The former president was released from the hospital on Monday and will participate in the Super Bowl festivities. 


"They feel great. They've been taking it easy since they've both been discharged from the hospital — saving up their strength. They're just fired up and didn't want to overexert themselves and risk not being able to make it. They're so focused on this and so proud of their hometown.”

"They were so proud of Houston and how the community has come together to take on this massive challenge of hosting the Super Bowl," said McGrath.

"He's so proud of the city and the thousands of volunteers — all kinds of points of light in their own regard — who have helped pull it off in magnificent fashion."

Bush will do the coin toss before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET.