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Tide’s White House trip set for next week

US President Barack Obama (L) walks with AP

One of myriad perks in winning the BCS championship is the opportunity to take a trip to visit with the most powerful man in the world and take a tour of his house.

And, for the third time in four years, Alabama is getting set to do just that.

The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama will welcome the 2012 BCS champs next Wednesday, March 6, at 2:05 p.m. ET, likely in the Rose Garden.

“The President will also continue his tradition of honoring sports teams for their efforts both on and off the field by recognizing the efforts by the Crimson Tide to give back to their community,” the release stated.

This will actually mark head coach Nick Saban‘s fourth trip to the White House as he took his LSU team to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue after winning the 2003 BCS championship. ¬†At last year’s White House event, the POTUS stated he wished Saban “best of luck next season,” adding, “who knows, I may see you again.”

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28 Responses to “Tide’s White House trip set for next week”
  1. fnc111 says: Feb 28, 2013 1:30 PM

    $EC.

  2. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Feb 28, 2013 1:36 PM

    I wish I could go to this being only 30 min from dc

  3. classyjacklambert says: Feb 28, 2013 2:31 PM

    Do the players that got kicked off the team have the option to go?

  4. sparty0n says: Feb 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    Just Watch, Obama will take credit for their success, just like he did when our Navy Seals elminated Bin Laden.

  5. 11inthebox says: Feb 28, 2013 3:00 PM

    @sparty0n:
    yeah, thats exactly what happened. He never meantioned the Seals once.

  6. be4bama says: Feb 28, 2013 3:00 PM

    I’d like to see the most powerful man in America with President Obama too.

  7. mikefoxtrottango says: Feb 28, 2013 3:03 PM

    “You didn’t win that, Alabama.”

  8. coachbeck says: Feb 28, 2013 4:02 PM

    Why Obama wants to honor greatness is funny since he opposes every life lesson that team sports teach you.

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 28, 2013 4:38 PM

    I’m not saying this to be funny or trash Alabama, but seriously about half that team won’t pass security clearance to go.

    The White House better hide their laptops.

  10. tony34343434 says: Feb 28, 2013 5:39 PM

    I am sure the secret service will be all over the dwarf and the criminals from bama. for lunch they are serving deer antler. i wonder if the 13 year old they are recruiting will be there?? i heard they offered the 13 year old sister of a recruit a scholarship as well. What a credit they are to college football, hahaha. i know the bama fans do not understand sarcasm have someone explain it.

    the white house is a big step up from the trailer park for the bama fans.

    Except the double-wide trailers now that is living!

    Roll Damn Criminals, cheaters, middle school recruiters.

  11. 11inthebox says: Feb 28, 2013 5:39 PM

    @ coachbeck who says:
    Why Obama wants to honor greatness is funny since he opposes every life lesson that team sports teach you.
    ——————————————-
    Like what???

  12. rsmeans says: Feb 28, 2013 7:27 PM

    Well rumor has it that the White House is renaming one of their Ohio President rooms to the Bama room. This is appropriate given that it appears Alabama is going to make annual visits as long as Saban is at Alabama.

    Of course most fans here Tony, Classless Jack, 80 Raider, 11 in the box, Coach Beck, and Sparty one do not know what the White House is since they ride the little short yellow school bus everyday. Idiots never change.

  13. imaduffer says: Feb 28, 2013 7:35 PM

    I heard that some of players on the Bama team were a little confused. Some thought they were going to the Big House, while other thought they were going to White Castle.

  14. sparty0n says: Feb 28, 2013 8:20 PM

    Maybe the Tide player can educate him on the concept of working together as a team since he hasn’t got a clue!

  15. be4bama says: Feb 28, 2013 8:38 PM

    ND fans still butt hurt I see. Heck looks like the beat down BAMA put on ND made the Pope quit too.

  16. necr0philia says: Feb 28, 2013 9:43 PM

    1st of all President Barack Obama is far from the most powerful person in the world! Did he make you say that??

  17. be4bama says: Feb 28, 2013 10:08 PM

    I didn’t say BO was the most powerful man in the world. I said the most powerful man in America was going to DC to meet with the president.

  18. imaduffer says: Feb 28, 2013 10:32 PM

    @be4bama,

    Are you really that stupid? Damn!!! My tax paying money actually pay for people like you?

  19. LasseterRTR says: Feb 28, 2013 11:05 PM

    Hey Tony,

    42-14

    you sore loser….

  20. LasseterRTR says: Feb 28, 2013 11:17 PM

    Hey imaduffer,

    Seriously??? be4bama was making a JOKE that Saban is the most powerful man in America…

    Now you’re on here calling people stupid?

    Why is an Oregon fan on here anyways??? What’s your beef with Bama? I don’t remember our teams playing? I’m trying to play nice but your pushing it…

  21. LasseterRTR says: Feb 28, 2013 11:29 PM

    For all the pretentious douche bags that keep making jokes about arrest, click on this link and see how many kids have been arrested JUST THIS WEEK from all around the country. And if you look hard enough you will find people from YOUR school too…

    http://arrestnation.com/tag/college-football/

    I bet the Windex bill for those glass houses is ridiculous…

  22. classyjacklambert says: Mar 1, 2013 8:42 AM

    Thanks for calling me Classless Jack, unfortunately I was actually asking a question and not trying to be a jerk. Regardless of what happened afterwards, those four players were members of the NC team. I was just wondering if they still had the option to go since it’s not mentioned in the article. I assume not, but some of the players might argue for them.

  23. dcroz says: Mar 1, 2013 8:57 AM

    be4bama says:Feb 28, 2013 8:38 PM

    ND fans still butt hurt I see. Heck looks like the beat down BAMA put on ND made the Pope quit too.
    ———————————————————-

    That, sir, made me laugh out loud…and still am. :)

  24. dcroz says: Mar 1, 2013 9:07 AM

    Top Ten Things That Will Be Overheard At Alabama’s White House Trip:

    10) Saban to Secret Service Agent: “Don’t worry, we know our way.”

    9) President Obama: “Damn, considering how a team from Alabama has won every BCS title since I’ve been in office, why didn’t I do better there last November?”
    8) Obama, as a follow-up to #9: “So, when do I get my statue on the Walk of Champions?”

    7) Nancy Pelosi: “It isn’t fair you have this many national titles. We’re going to take away some and give to those less-fortunate. Like the Big Ten.”

    6) Obama: “For St. Patrick’s Day, I’m going to become Irish and change my name to O’Bama.”

    5) Obama, as a follow-up to #5: “Oh, wait, the Irish lost. Nevermind, I’ll just drop the ‘O’ instead.”

    4) Obama: “So, coach, how do you like the window treatments?”

    3) Secret Service Agent: “No, Coach Saban, we cannot put your statue next to Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall.”

    2) Secret Service Agent, after Saban gives him Darth Vader’s Force-Choke: ” Oh, alright, I guess we can.”

    And the number one thing overheard at Alabama’s visit to the White House:

    1) Obama: “See you next year!”

  25. be4bama says: Mar 1, 2013 9:53 AM

    dcroz, EPIC!!!! You need to copyright.

  26. be4bama says: Mar 1, 2013 6:46 PM

    BTW duffer you are a pathetic little man.

  27. betahuman says: Mar 2, 2013 5:11 AM

    Does anyone else hope Quinton Dial catches Barry looking the wrong way like he did Aaron Murray?

  28. gator2006 says: Mar 4, 2013 8:11 PM

    Roll ‘bahma?

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