The Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their celebration Tuesday with a visit to the White House.
Quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bruce Arians and the remainder of the Bucs acquired congratulations Tuesday from President Joe Biden on the White Home garden.
Biden and several other gamers spoke, together with Brady — who could not assist however take a jab at former President Donald Trump.
“Not lots of people assume that we might have gained, and in reality, I take into consideration 40% of the individuals nonetheless do not assume we gained. You perceive that, Mr. President?” Brady mentioned with a giant grin. “We had a sport in Chicago the place I forgot what down it was. I misplaced observe of 1 down in 21 years of taking part in, and so they began calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do this to me?”
Biden delivered jokes of his personal. Noting that Tom Brady and Bruce Arians are the oldest QB and coach to win a Tremendous Bowl, he mentioned that “there’s nothing mistaken with being the oldest man to make it to the mountaintop.”
Biden was 78 when he was sworn in because the forty sixth president, the oldest president ever to be elected to workplace.
The Buccaneers additionally introduced Biden with a white No. 46 group jersey.
The Bucs are the primary group to go to the White Home in a number of years.
In 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles had been uninvited by President Donald Trump after a number of gamers mentioned they’d not attend the occasion.
The New England Patriots, who gained the 2019 Tremendous Bowl, finally didn’t attend the normal White Home ceremony. Each the group and the Trump administration mentioned the choice had nothing to do with politics.
In 2020, Trump congratulated the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs for his or her win in Tremendous Bowl LIV, however they did not go to the White Home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final group to go to was the New England Patriots in 2017. Brady, who performed for the Patriots on the time, didn’t attend that occasion resulting from private causes.
In line with CBS Sports, Tuesday marked Brady’s first look on the White Home since 2005. Brady has quarterbacked 4 groups to Tremendous Bowl wins since that final White Home look.
Tuesday additionally marked the primary time a Tampa-area sports activities franchise celebrated a championship on the White Home.
The Buccaneers could not go to the White Home following their solely different Tremendous Bowl win in 2002 due to the invasion of Iraq. The NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning could not go to following their first Stanley Cup championship in 2004 as a result of the league was in a piece stoppage, and their White Home go to in 2020 was scuttled because of the pandemic.
The Lightning gained the Stanley Cup once more earlier this month, that means a visit to D.C. might be within the works, although nothing has been scheduled but.
This story was initially revealed by Dan Trujillo on Scripps station WFTS in Tampa, Florida.