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The Naval Academy Football Team Comes To The White House

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President Barack Obama is given a team jersey by players and coaches during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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‘Awaiting the midshipmen. Commander-in-chief trophy, Rose Garden’. Photo by PeteSouza

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President Barack Obama listens as Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo speaks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Navy linebacker Cody Peterson

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US News: Obama Presents Commander-In-Chief Trophy To Navy Football Team At White House

President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget fights in Washington. But Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel intervened to make sure Navy’s match against Air Force would go on. Obama joked as he accepted his commemorative jersey that he’s going to have enough to dress a whole team. Obama says that even more impressive than their football record is the Navy team’s commitment to its country.

More here

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus after presenting the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team

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110 Responses to “The Naval Academy Football Team Comes To The White House”


  1. April 18, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    44 must be the most popular number I history

  2. April 18, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Gooooooooregous photos Nerdy, thank yooooooooou!!!

  3. April 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Wowie! I missed this event, so thank you.

    One more for you:

  4. 6 vcprezofan2
    April 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    PBO could probably have a separate museum solely for his Obama 44 sports shirts.

    • 7 vcprezofan2
      April 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Would be nice if he were allowed to keep one or two for actual wear, I think.

    • 8 hopefruit2
      April 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Indeed. Two Presidential Libraries won’t be enough for PBO… :)

      • 9 vcprezofan2
        April 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

        I am still standing behind the idea of two presidential libraries in the U. S. of A, PLUS a couple(loosely defined) of international branches in a few countries he has visited and who are willing to provide space etc. (I’m thinking Ireland, maybe South Africa, and of course the first country he visited as Pres). With all the mementoes he will have, I see no difficulty in being able to set up a system where some of these could be loaned to the international branches on a timetable. After all, don’t zoos loan animals and art museums loan art?

        PBO has had so many firsts, I’m rooting for him being the first US President to have international branches as part of his presidential library …oops…libraries.

        Let’s face it, Hopef, you and I both know that those local branches would do excellent business because the President is well-loved abroad! Can you imagine the excellent work Henry Healy, Rev. Neill and Chipsticks would produce being greatly involved in the Moneygall/Irish branch?

  5. 38 otter44
    April 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    For those of you who fell in love with Gabo and never saw the world the same way, here is link to the Library of Congress website.

    http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2014/04/adios-gabo/

  6. 39 MightyPamela
    April 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Y’all! 10 for 10!

  7. 41 amk for obama
    April 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    good morning

  8. 44 amk for obama
    April 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  9. 46 hopefruit2
    April 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    WOW. Amazing singers. I’m not exaggerating – you’ll be “holding on” by the time this song is over. :)

  10. 58 amk for obama
    April 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  11. April 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    He deserves support ….

  12. 67 amk for obama
    April 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  13. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    April 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    1. My daily CNN tweet – check.
    2. My evening chocolate Russell Stover Easter bunny – check.

  14. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    April 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    How old am I? I think I’ve had one of these chocolate hens. Anybody else remember them? Or Allfather’s “yellow yolk” eggs? Well, then, change that to how old are YOU (not me!)?

  15. 72 jackiegrumbacher
    April 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Well this day ended on a sour note as a car driven by a distracted teenager rammed into the back end of our car and disabled it. They kid had borrowed his grandparents car and they are now in for the shock of paying our repairs. So, we’re out a car for who knows how long and are shaken and exhausted. Oh well, tomorrow is another day and we can always walk.

  16. 87 hopefruit2
    April 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Our West Coast friends – please enjoy this lovely opportunity!! :)

  17. April 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    NW, Thanks so much for sharing this. I heard on our local news that PO paid a tribute to Will McKamey but I wasn’t able to see it so appreciate your sharing so I could watch entire thing. You’re the best. :)

  18. 91 amk for obama
    April 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

  19. April 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

  20. April 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I have never longed for a weekend as much as I have for this one. I’ve just been muddleheaded all week. Now it’s a weekend of rest and puttering around the house.

  21. 103 hopefruit2
    April 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

  22. 106 hopefruit2
    April 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Not surprised. That’s all Glen Greenwald’s shit!


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