(Watch video from the Packers White House visit here.)
Last January after the Green Bay Packers knocked their NFC North rival Chicago Bears out of the playoffs, cornerback Charles Woodson sent a gift to President Barack Obama.
It was Woodson’s No. 21 Packers jersey, presented to the president by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt, and adorned with Woodson’s signature and the message: “See you at the White House... Go Packers!”
On Friday, Woodson’s foresight comes to fruition as the Super Bowl champions pay their customary visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Obama said he would attend the Super Bowl should his hometown Bears advance, but after the Packers defeated the Bears 21-14 in the NFC title game, Woodson reminded his teammates of the president’s promise.
“The president don’t want to come watch us (at) the Super Bowl? Guess what? We’re gonna see him.”
If enigmatic closer Brian Wilson was the player to keep an eye on during the World Series champion San Francisco Giants visit to the White House, Woodson is the man to watch today. It’s a safe bet he’ll share a few words with Obama, who will have to accept another green and gold jersey.
Ryan Grant snapped a photo of a few dapper dressed teammates inside.
Packers tight end Tom Crabtree has been tweeting like crazy all day, posting numerous photos from the visit — including this one of several dead insects somewhere in the building.
Tom Crabtree: tight end in season, super sleuth in the offseason.
Sadly, Crabtree forgot to remind linebacker Desmond Bishop to take his ID off the plane. Bishop tweeted that he forgot his ID and therefore was not allowed onto the White House grounds for the visit.
Just found some extra motivation tweeples. I forgot my id on plane so won't get access to see @barackobama .. This time! But next year ;)