It has been six weeks since David "Big Papi" Ortiz made news by taking a selfie with President Obama during a White House visit and tweeting it out for the world to see. Now the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are getting ready for their visit, and hilarity is bound to ensue -- even if selfies with the commander in chief are now prohibited.
According to the team's official website, the White House has set Wednesday, May 21, as the date for coach Pete Carroll and his team to visit and get acknowledgment for their Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos. In return, the Seahawks will present him with a team jersey, most likely a 12th Fan version.
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This will be the first time in franchise history that the Seahawks will be visiting the White House as Super Bowl champions.
Last week, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and quarterback Russell Wilson were present for the White House Correspondents Dinner, so at least for them it will not be a new experience. When they were at the White House last week, President Obama quipped about disrespect from the media and how Sherman would help him through it.
“Sometimes I do feel disrespected by you reporters,” Obama said. “But that’s OK. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is here tonight. And he gave me some great tips on how to handle it. ‘[CNN Chief Washington Correspondent] Jake Tapper, don’t you ever talk to me like that! I’m the best President in the game!’ What do you think, Richard? Was that good? A little more feeling next time?”
Hopefully the entire team will enjoy its time in D.C. as much as Wilson and Sherman did a week ago, and Ortiz and the Red Sox before them.