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White House On Three?

To the victors go the spoils. And if you're a Super Bowl champion, the spoils typically include a meet-and-greet with the President. This is no typical year in the NFL, however, and Packers President Mark Murphy said the team is uncertain when a White House visit will occur.

“We’ve since had some discussions, looking at whether we can find a date in August where the team could go down and visit the White House,” Murphy told reporters in Green Bay on Monday. “I hope we can make it. I think it’d be such a special and unique opportunity for our players.”

Murphy acknowledged that President Obama "may have more important things to deal with" right now, but I cannot imagine that both the Packers and the President cannot carve out a few hours to honor the tradition.

Granted, the Packers have a lot of work to do before the team travels to Cleveland in 19 days for their first preseason game, but after Charles Woodson's "White House speech" (I still get goosebumps watching it), how could you possibly deny the players a trip to Washington D.C.?

Additionally, at a time when the talking heads in our nation's capitol are unable to agree on anything, maybe a visit from a group that embodies teamwork and perseverance could teach our elected officials a thing or two.

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Bearmeat's picture

If there was ever a year that this situation becomes understandable, it would be this year - both from the political side and the NFL side..

But it sux that my team is the one affected...

Ruppert's picture

Cripes sakes, they HAVE to go. How awesome would it be to take this beautiful championship and rub it squarely in the face of a bears fan president!!! Find a way to get there, men!! And I'll buy a beer for the guy in the crowd who starts the "bears still suck!" chant.

BubbaOne's picture

I think Sept 9th is when they should go. I know they want to put the 2010 season behind them but this date (the day after they beat the Saints in the season opener) wouldn't interfere w/ training camp and wouldn't interrupt their routine for the second game against Carolina.

MarkinMadison's picture

"...maybe a visit from a group that embodies teamwork and perseverance could teach our elected officials a thing or two."

Reagan and Tip O'Neil raised the debt cieling 7 times. You can't teach teamwork to people who believe that they cannot be on the same team under any circumstances. You can't find compromise when people can't even agree on whether the moon is made of rocks or cheese.

JAY quitler's picture

I hope they don't go to the White House! If Ted Thompson shakes the Presidents hand we'll be 100 million over the cap in 6 months!

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