New York Giants Visit White House; Give Obama a Jersey
President Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champions on Friday, June 8, 2012, to the White House. Obama honored, noting the similarities between the Giants’ 2008 championship and its most recent triumph.
“They ended up winning with a circus catch in the fourth quarter, MVP performance by Eli Manning … a come-from-behind win over the Patriots. So this is all starting to sound kind of like déjà vu all over again,” Obama said.
In his speech, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin commented that he hoped the visit to the White House “was not a twice-in-a-lifetime experience.” “We both have a goal to get back here next year. We have a lot of work to do,” Coughlin said, as he patted President Obama on the back.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin shares the same goal as the President and that’s to return to the White House in 2013.
Coughlin noted that his team overcame a 7-7 start to win their final two regular-season games and win the NFC East. The Giants won four postseason games, capped by a 21-17 Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.
The team presented Obama with a blue No. 44 jersey and a football signed by the players. –yvette caslin (photos by Dave Goodson)