Posts Tagged ‘football

18
Apr
14

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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23
Aug
13

Barackarooney

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Up next:

12:45 EDT: President Obama participates in a town hall at Binghamton University, NY

White House Live * C-Span * CBS * WBNG

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Syracuse.com: At Tully Junior/Senior High in Tully, N.Y., the president talked to the kids about the end of summer vacation and his plans to help make college more affordable.

…. The girls chattered, squealed and cheered throughout the visit, especially when the president posed with the Black Knights for a photo.

…. The president talked to the girls’ team first, then the boys. He tried to start a little trouble: “Can you guys beat the boys?” Obama asked the girls, and one said. “Oh definitely.”

…. Obama singled out one girl: “You don’t look like you’re in junior high school,” he said to a young girl, Julia, who is 9. Meeting the president, she had said earlier today, was on her bucket list. “Here’s a general rule,” Obama said. “When you’re 9, you don’t need a bucket list,” and the girls laughed. “When you get to be 52, then you might want to draw one up.” With the boys, Obama took a soft pass from one of the players, caught up to it and played with the ball for a couple of seconds (to oohs) before passing it back to the team.

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Tully Junior High student Wayne Rooney applauds the President’s skills

Tully Central High School in Tully, New York, August 23

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Later:

4:40 EDT: President Obama and VP Biden deliver remarks on college affordability at Lackawanna College, PA

29
May
13

Woooooooooot!

****** Ireland beat England 1-1 ******

That’s Shane Long: Legend.

(1-1′s a draw?! Hush)

95,256 gazillion thanks to LP for the very excellent previous post, back in a while, just tied up a little:

Chat away!

12
Apr
13

Chat away….Being Biden & CIC Trophy

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The White House has created a series w/ VP Biden telling stories in his own words of pictures recently taken

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Intro

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Vol. 1: The Sportsman’s Ethic

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Vol. 2: A Good Omen

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Vol. 3: My Alma Mater

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Vol. 4: Vital Voices

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Vol. 5: Two Vice Presidents

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If you want to sign up for email updates on the *Being Biden* series here is the link

26
Mar
13

Having a Ball

Ball: Float. In. Air. #JediMindMeld

Nonchalant after doing Jedi Mind Meld thing

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President Obama hosts a ceremony honoring players and coaches from the National Hockey League Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings and the Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy in the East Room of the White House, March 26

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I don’t want to talk about football/soccer ever again after watching Ireland v Austria.

Okay, I do:

If Ireland had President Obama’s flippin’ ball control, I’d now be swigging champagne.

But …… :-(

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Back in a bit, I need to mend my broken heart.




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