President Barack Obama already cracked jokes with Richard Sherman. Now, he’ll have a chance to entertain the entire Seahawks squad.
As customary for teams that win the Super Bowl, the world champion Seattle Seahawks will be visiting the White House Wednesday to meet with Obama.
The special opportunity was made possible thanks to Seattle’s 43-8 beatdown of the Broncos back in February that gave the franchise its first ever championship. Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seahawks — including those that left the team after the Super Bowl win — will tour the Oval Office and shake hands with Obama tomorrow afternoon.
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) May 20, 2014
Landed safely in DC! Excited to visit the White House with the whole team
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 21, 2014
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) May 21, 2014
You can watch the visit live at the Seahawks website. No word on the exact time of the ceremony, but the team said it will take place sometime after 9 a.m. PST. Update: Stream will go live at 11 a.m PST.
We’ve also embedded the UStream here:
And if you missed Obama channeling his inner Richard Sherman at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, watch this:
If you didn’t understand Obama’s reference, well, here you go: