“I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make the sport safer, and that means the game’s probably going to evolve a little bit,” Obama said. “For those of us who like to see a big hit and enjoy the rock ‘em, sock ‘em elements of the game, we’re probably going to be occasionally frustrated.
“But I do think we want to make sure that after people have played the game, that they’re going to be OK,” he said.
The Obamas were hosting their own Super Bowl party for friends and family at the White House. In honor of the two teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, they were serving Chesapeake crabcakes and San Francisco cioppino stew with sourdough toast. Also on the menu are Clipper City and Anchor Steam beers from the competing cities.