*This could be the contest before the contest. President Obama has agreed to spar, er, sit down with Bill O’Reilly for a confrontation, er, interview on Fox before the Super Bowl.

Sure, the thought of Obama and O’Reilly, a Fox News devil if there ever was one, could be interesting to say the least.  

Given the constant hate President Obama receives from the network you have to wonder why he’s doing this.

Well, according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, it is Mr. Obama’s custom to grant a pre-game interview with the network broadcasting the Super Bowl. Last year, he was interviewed by Katie Couric on CBS.

This year the big game will be played in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 6.