What better way to “recover” from a broken trophy than to visit the leader of the free world.
Earlier today, members of the 2011 Alabama football team visited the White House to be formally congratulated and recognized by President Barack Obama for winning the BCS National Championship.
Thanks to the modern world of social media, several Crimson Tide players used Twitter to “tweet” the experience as the events took place.
Quarterback AJ McCarron and long snapper Carson Tinker were two of the players in attendance who documented the journey via Twitter, while sharing some rather remarkable pictures from the day.
Arguably the most notable picture was that of President Obama posing with AJ McCarron, while adorning McCarron’s national championship ring.
In addition to members of the 2011 championship team and staff, several dignitaries from the state of Alabama were also in attendance. Those individuals included Birmingham Mayor William Bell, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, to name a few.
As a gift to our nation's leader, Nick Saban and the 2011 Crimson Tide, presented President Obama with a No. 14 jersey, and an Alabama helmet.
Click the link below for a transcript of President Obama’s remarks from the formal ceremony.