Bishop misses out on visit
"I'm just gonna come out and say it," Obama said. "This hurts a little bit. This is a hard thing for a Bears fan to do. It doesn't hurt as much as the NFC Championship Game hurt, but it still hurts."
But in the spirit of sportsmanship, the president welcomed the Packers and some of their fans to the White House on Friday. He praised the team for overcoming a slew of injuries throughout the season as they marched toward their fourth Super Bowl victory. And he recognized their work in the Green Bay community, citing their millions of dollars raised for charity, scholarships given to local students, and support of service members and their families.
"Charles, you're a man of your word," Obama said Friday during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.
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