02/04/2012 11:55 pm ET

Newt Gingrich Picks New York Giants Over New England Patriots In Super Bowl 2012 After Nevada Caucus

After telling reporters at his post-Nevada caucus press conference on Saturday to "take a few hours off from politics" ahead of the 2012 Super Bowl, Newt Gingrich revealed that he is rooting for "the team that beat the [Green Bay] Packers" -- the New York Giants.

Gingrich's presser capped a busy day in the Silver State, where caucus-goers propelled Mitt Romney to victory by more than ten points. Gingrich and Ron Paul spent the day fighting for second place, hoping to gather momentum and delegates going into a number of upcoming February primary contests.

Gingrich remained aggressive and optimistic on stage, telling reporters that he "will be a candidate for president."

"I am not going to withdraw," Gingrich said. "I'm actually pretty happy where we are." Gingrich also repeated that he planned to continue his campaign until the Republican national convention in Tampa, Florida.

The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST.