Recapping the Denver Broncos White House Visit
The Denver Broncos visited the White House on Monday to complete their Super Bowl championship tour. I take a look at some highlights and some tweets from the visit.
One of the rewards for winning a championship in any of the major North American sports and college is that you get a great opportunity to travel to Washington D.C to meet the president.
It has been a tradition that has gone on for as long as I know. Hopefully someone will tell when this all started. Either way, the Denver Broncos will be the last football champion to visit President Barack Obama since this year is his final term.
The day first started with the Broncos team arriving to take off. As far as I know, the only players that did not make the trip to the White House were Brock Osweiler, Evan Mathis, and Aqib Talib.
Both Osweiler and Mathis had OTA’s for their current teams going on while Talib was still recovering from the self-inflicted gun shot he sustained in the leg the day before.
The Denver Broncos got a few hours to spend around the White House before the ceremony began. It was there that the President gave a few words on the success of the Denver Broncos Super Bowl run.
He did have a few jokes while giving out his speech, including talking to Emmanuel Sanders about the 4.4 40 yard dash and how Brandon McManus was the “heart and soul” of the team’s offensive firepower.
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Let us also not forget that his biggest hit. “I could buy a house and fill it up with the stuff this guy is selling.” That was President Barack Obama’s words towards future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning as he also listed some of his career achievements.
It was a great day and the final stop. And now the Denver Broncos will be focused on making a repeat trip to the White House with a season that ends with a win in Super Bowl 51.
Here are some of my favorite tweets from the trip that include the Broncos Twitter account as well as some photos taken from the players.