Alabama football White House visit

President Obama congratulates the Crimson Tide at the White House
President Obama congratulates the Crimson Tide at the White House

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=3×2&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366079556&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4018762&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366079556 type=script]

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama honored the University of Alabama football team for winning the

BCS championships saying the Crimson Tide “kept on rising to the occasion and they never let up.”

It was Alabama’s third championship win during Obama’s presidency. The Crimson Tide defeated Notre Dame 42-14 to win the championship in January.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban gave Obama a team jersey Monday at the White House as players and coaches spread out across the mansion’s South Balcony. He joked that Obama now had now been presented with a full uniform.

Saban said: “I will have a meeting later with you to decide how much playing time you’re going to get.”

Obama replied: “I think you should keep me on the bench.”

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s