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Champion ‘Noles may not make White House pilgrimage

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Going back the past decade, football teams that have won the BCS title have been feted at the White House by the sitting president.  Hell, Nick Saban is downright buddy-buddy with President Obama.

As Florida State is the latest — and last — to claim the crystal football, the Seminoles have been afforded the opportunity to be honored at the White House.  The only problem is the football team and the folks who run 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue can’t seem to find a date that’s suitable for both sides.

Thus, FSU is in danger of becoming the first football squad in a number of years to not be able to take advantage of the honor.

“We’re trying. It looks like it’s going to be hard because all the pro players are going, coaches are going on vacation,” head coach Jimbo Fisher said according to the Orlando Sentinel. “We’ve tried to give them a thousand dates, but we couldn’t get it worked out.”

The last three years, Alabama twice visited the White House in April while Auburn took its D.C. junket in early June following their title for the 2010 season.

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28 Responses to “Champion ‘Noles may not make White House pilgrimage”
  1. woebegong says: Jun 14, 2014 12:17 PM

    It should be easy to figure out a time suitable to this president. Just wait for the next crisis and look and find out what Golf course he will be at. Scout out the available democratic fund raisers while you are at it, and you will have it made.

  2. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 14, 2014 12:26 PM

    Probably good to keep Winston and Darby away from the interns there anyhow.

  3. imaduffer says: Jun 14, 2014 1:18 PM

    Just think if George W was President. FSU players could have gone over to that grade school and learned how to read.

  4. hockeyissweet says: Jun 14, 2014 1:25 PM

    half of them probably have warrants, id stay away too

  5. justanobserver says: Jun 14, 2014 2:07 PM

    So what! Since day-one this whole thing has been a farce — a waste of time and money for all concerned.

    It’s downright juvenile at best. It’s high time this country’s so-called movers and shakers gain an understanding of what really moves and shakes, instead of spending valuable time on dumbass photo-op nonsense.

  6. sportsguy3434 says: Jun 14, 2014 2:51 PM

    I’m sure it goes back to the Washington skins fb team name somehow.

    And I love that Jimbo gave them a thousand dates. Only been about 150 days since they won it!

  7. g8rjef says: Jun 14, 2014 3:42 PM

    A thousand dates. So anytime in the next three years? Jimbo must’ve majored in math at Florida Secondrate University!

  8. psly2124 says: Jun 14, 2014 3:51 PM

    You could not pay me enough money to put a fake smile on my face and shake hands with a Marxist that is dead set on destroying a country

  9. lastdukestreetking says: Jun 14, 2014 5:08 PM

    Some people have no idea what being Marxist means.

  10. imaduffer says: Jun 14, 2014 5:13 PM


    They are talking about the White House, not your out house.

  11. mudhead123 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:19 PM

    Why would anyone want to be “buddy buddy” with a socialist god awful President? How embarrassing

  12. atxcane says: Jun 14, 2014 6:14 PM

    Obama should take Jimbo up on his offer. He could learn a thing or two about good defense.

  13. irishdodger says: Jun 14, 2014 7:24 PM

    I doubt Obama cares. He doesn’t strike me as a jock. Did he even play football? He was good at community organizing but Urkel probably never ran a gasser much less put pads on.

  14. football05 says: Jun 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    @mudhead and I bet you call yourself a child of God…. You people kill me. Only because he black I’m sure

  15. justanobserver says: Jun 15, 2014 2:42 AM

    This farce reminds me once again how ridiculously preoccupied far too many in our country have become with celebrity and entertainment pursuits as opposed to what is truly important.

    Instead of engaging in this kind of nonsense, how about we get our collective heads out of our arses and do something meaningful about the decline of our country and a system that has made it possible for us to put so much emphasis on the trivial in life.

    Seems today far too many in our nation are devoted only to which luxury, gadget or material thing we have or can pursue; which playground, movie or sporting event we can go to next; or which gluttonous behavior we can indulge in.

  16. florida727 says: Jun 15, 2014 10:15 AM

    #football05, nobody is saying Obama is screwing up the country because he’s black. The racist crap is getting old, understand? Obama’s screwing the country up because of his POLICIES.

    Let’s see if you’re intelligent enough to understand these Obama “accomplishments”:
    – First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he’s a foreigner
    – First President to have a social security number from a state he never lived in
    – First President to ever preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
    – First President to ever violate the War Powers Act
    – First President ever held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
    – First President ever to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party
    – First President to tell the CEO of a major company (Chrysler) to resign
    – First President to demand that a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees
    – First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space
    – First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer
    – First President to file lawsuits against states he swore to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)
    – First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office
    – First President to golf more than 150 separate times during his first 5 years in office
    – First President to hide his birth, medical, educational, and travel records
    – First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife
    – First President to have a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense
    – First President to tell members of the military that THEY were unpatriotic

    So which of these are you most proud of about “our President”?

  17. jimmy53 says: Jun 15, 2014 10:51 AM

    Wow—winning sure brings out the haters.

    Hate on anonymous commenters of losing teams.

  18. bornahawker says: Jun 15, 2014 12:24 PM

    Winston is a Felon, no Felons allowed, this is America fu**er

  19. mtheparrothead says: Jun 15, 2014 4:39 PM

    I’d only go if you promised to wear his mom jeans again. Or throw out the first pitch like a girl. Or forget who the players are on my favorite team. Or wear a girlie bike helmet while on bike. True man/sports fan indeed.

  20. shackdelrio says: Jun 15, 2014 6:01 PM

    florida727, congrats on copying and pasting the contents of a chain email from a crazy uncle.

  21. longtallsam says: Jun 15, 2014 8:43 PM

    Well, fl727, if only half of those are true, it is a pretty good indictment.

  22. noles44 says: Jun 16, 2014 12:01 AM

    I agree with Florida727, we don’t dislike the president because he is black, it’s because he’s s lying coward piece of $&@/. Quit yelling racism you morons!

  23. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 16, 2014 2:11 PM


    Half of that list is either so far out of context that it’s completely useless info or just grossly untrue.

    My favorite is the golf one…. you crucify him for that but give W. a pass for his record vacation days. Obama has taken a fraction of the vacation that Bush has but hey lets criticize him because he plays golf.

    Remember this one…

  24. ku62 says: Jun 17, 2014 2:22 AM

    You sound like Yogi Berra – “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t even true.”

    BTW, the important one on that list is hiding all his records behind a three-deep phalanx of lawyers. Closely followed by circulating a phony birth certificate as a smokescreen for the records that really matter.

  25. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 17, 2014 11:52 AM

    Or how bout the applying for college aid as a foreign student one…. that was part of an April Fools day chain letter from 2009 that went viral… But hey, lets go act like it’s fact.

    Let’s debunk another few of those. The SSN number one for example. Completely false. While SSNs generally follow a pattern of geographic residence, they are based on the mailing address zip code on the application, not the actual residence. Now Obama has no connection to CT though, but it is assumed that it was a typo. His ZIP code in Honolulu in 1977 was 96814 and the Zip in Danbury CT is 06814. In ’77 we assume this was done on typewriter and the 0 and 9 keys are right next to each other on a QWERTY keyboard.

    Next: Obama was the first to cancel the national day of prayer. False. First off he didn’t cancel it, he just didn’t observe the holiday in the White House, which in reality is a government owned building and should probably not be observing holidays with religious overtones, but I digress. A White House observance of this holiday did not occur during the Clinton administration either.

    Obama forcing the Chrysler CEO to resign…. maybe that happened, maybe it didn’t, but Nardelli says publicly that it didn’t. The truth is, the company was poorly run and was bankrupt. When you bankrupt a major auto manufacturer, you’re probably going to get fired.

    Michelle Obama, first FLOTUS to have “servants”… Hillary Clinton had 19 staffers, Laura Bush had 18. I imagine just about EVERY FLOTUS had assistants and “servants” in the White House since Martha Washington (who had slaves in the presidential home in Philadelphia)

    Should I keep going?

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 17, 2014 1:25 PM

    Sure let’s keep going… You having fun @florida727? I am.

    Obama was the first president to terminate the US’ ability to put a man in space: It was actually Bush that ended the Shuttle program in 2005. The last flight just happened to occur during the Obama administration. And technically after the Apollo program ended in ’75 we had a 5 year gap of being able to put a man in space.

    Obama told the military they were “unpatriotic”: Completely false. Pants on Fire rating from PolitiFact. The words were said by a comedian doing a satire. They were then inserted into a chain mail and passed off as true.

    Obama was first president to ever violate the war powers act: Clinton did in ’99 during the bombing of Kosovo.

    Obama is first president to sue states he swore an oath to protect: His oath of office requires he protect the constitution, not the individual states.

    This is the problem with America…. too many people making voting decisions based on some chain email their friend sent them instead of factual information.

    And by factual, I don’t mean what you see on Fox or MSNBC… they only deal in opinions, not facts. Do some research and formulate your own opinion.

  27. packerbadger says: Jun 19, 2014 2:17 PM

    psly2124 says:Jun 14, 2014 3:51 PM

    You could not pay me enough money to put a fake smile on my face and shake hands with a Marxist that is dead set on destroying a country
    Sounds like you’re an Alabumpkin’ “grad”.

  28. packerbadger says: Jun 19, 2014 2:22 PM

    Hey florida727…..does it physically hurt to be as stupid as you? I mean, is there actual physical pain? Try critical thinking rather than krap “facts” memorizing. It may hurt a bit at first, but you’ll get used to it and may actually realize what a freaking moron you are.

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