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The New Orleans Saints have come marching in to the White House.

Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press
President Barack Obama stands with, from left: New Orleans Saints football quarterback Drew Brees, Saints part owner Rita Benson LeBlanc, the owner's wife Gayle Benson, and team owner Tom Benson, as he welcomes the 2009 NFL Super Bowl NFL Football Champions New Orleans Saints during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Monday.
President Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champions on Monday in an East Room ceremony where he congratulated the players, owner and coaches. He said the team lifted up "the hopes and the dreams of a shattered city" in the wake of the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.
The Saints electrified their city and fans by beating the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in February.
Obama acknowledged being a Chicago Bears fan but said New Orleans has a unique relationship with its football team after the Saints' Super Bowl win.
Obama also talked about the latest disaster to hit the Gulf, the BP oil spill. He expressed optimism that the battle to stop the flowing of the oil is just about over.


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Old 08-09-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: President Barack Obama welcomes Super Bowl champs New Orleans Saints

If any of you are following the players on twitter, they are posting a lot of cool pics from their White House trip!
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NFL.com news: President Obama welcomes Super Bowl champs to White House

And some pics here
New Orleans Saints honored by President Obama for Super Bowl title | NOLA.com

And a video here....it's actually kinda cool.
Super Bowl champs visit White House | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold

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New Orleans Saints honored by President Obama for Super Bowl title | NOLA.com

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Here's one with a Jim Henderson slant...

Henderson reports on Saints visit to White House | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Videos
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I'm glad I watched that video. President Obama seems like a decent guy. Props to his speech writer.
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That was cool
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Prez is kewl..he likes Brees..and repects us...
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Nicce speeches.The guys looked great. All wore suits.
They went to Walter Reed to visit troops there.
Played football with children from abusive homes/shelters.

Yeah,meeting the PoTUSA is standard for all champ teams from sports teams , can't say enough about this SB Saints team.

They seem mostly level headed, uncocky guys. Good for them.
This has to be the last honor-WH, EPSY's, etc, for them for their SB win.
Preseason and oh, no, I am too nervous to think about the season.
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