George HW Bush to Oversee Coin Toss at Super Bowl on Sunday

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters that the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, age 92, and his wife Barbara, 91, were eager to attend the Super Bowl in Houston
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No pesky little trip to the intensive care unit will keep this guy down. Less than two weeks after a trip to the hospital, former President George HW Bush is not just alert and active, he’s also on Twitter, getting “fired up” for the Super Bowl:

As the tweet suggests, former President Bush will play a role in overseeing the coin toss at Super Bowl LI in Houston this weekend. The tweet came after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement on Wednesday. Bush family spokesman Tim McGrath told the Houston Chronicle, “The Bushes didn’t hesitate for one second in accepting it. They couldn’t be prouder of their hometown and the Texans organization.”

According to CNN, “Goodell said he first approached the Bushes back in December about participating in the Super Bowl. Then on January 14, the former president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital for treatment of a respiratory issue stemming from pneumonia. He’d been in ICU before his health improved.

“Also in the hospital was former first lady Barbara Bush, who was discharged last week after a successful treatment of antibiotics.

However, with that incident in the rearview mirror, the Bush’s say they’re ready to go for Super Sunday. Patriots fans should be especially pleased that Bush 41 will oversee the Super Bowl coin toss. The last time he did in 2002, the Patriots won.

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