Alabama Crimson Tide Visits White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) – The Alabama Crimson Tide visited The White House on Monday for a special appearance with President Barack Obama.
The event was held to commemorate the team’s 2013 BCS Championship win over Notre Dame. It’s the Tide’s third visit to The White House in four years.
“They’re starting to learn their way around the White House,” said President Obama.
“Since I’ll be around for 4 more football seasons, I expect I might see these guys back before I leave,” he joked later.
The team presented the president with a special white jersey, helmet and football. President Obama already has a crimson jersey.
“We’re keeping inventory of what we’ve been giving you,” said Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. “Now you have a full uniform, you’re a member of the team.”
“I think we should keep me on the bench,” President Obama replied.
Dr. Judy Bonner, President of the University of Alabama, also came with the team along with other school leaders.
The Tide was originally scheduled to visit the White House in March, but the trip was postponed due to weather.