updated 02/04/2011 AT 9:55 AM ET
•originally published 02/05/2011 AT 10:30 AM ET
Touchdown at the White House: The First Family is getting into the spirit of Super Bowl Sunday by inviting some special guests, including Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, over to watch the Big Game.
In all, the Obamas are welcoming 100 people – relatives, friends, White House staff and Congress members.
“I can’t believe it!” the America Idol judge (and, with Anthony, a part-owner of the Miami Dolphins) told Extra, quickly adding in her excitement: “No, we’re not crashing.”
Though President Obama had promised to catch the game live in Arlington, Texas, if his beloved Chicago Bears were in the game, he’ll instead be watching the Green Bay Packers play the Pittsburgh Steelers on TV.
And while the Chief Executive diplomatically insisted he’d not pick a favorite team in Sunday’s square-off, observers have been paying close attention to his showing any signs of favoritism.
Thursday, notes the Huffington Post, Obama paid a call on Penn State University on Thursday and told a crowd, “I’ve got some love for the Steelers.”
On Jan. 26 he ventured to Manitowoc, Wis., and was given several Packers jerseys as gifts, including one autographed by Packers cornerback Charles Woodson. Its message: “See you at the White House. Go Packers.”