For the third time in four years, and for the second consecutive year, the Alabama Crimson Tide have visited the grandest house in the nation.
Earlier today, members of the 2012 Alabama football team, as well as distinguished state dignitaries, visited the White House to be formally congratulated and recognized by President Barack Obama for winning the BCS National Championship.
Today's gathering with the POTUS was originally scheduled for early March, but the trip was cancelled due to inclement weather in the Washington D.C. area.
As was the case last year, Alabama players used the power of social media to share the experience via Twitter, and other outlets, as the events took place.
As for the official ceremony, President Obama began his speech with a resounding "Roll Tide!" and then expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mal Moore. The POTUS then proceeded to "summarize" the 2012 Alabama football season as well as throw in several laughs concerning the program's "habit" of returning to the White House.
In terms of gifts, Barrett Jones, AJ McCarron, and Chance Warmack presented our nation's leader with a No. 15 (white) jersey, an Alabama helmet, as well as a commemorative football.
While meeting the POTUS is the highlight of any D.C. trip, Alabama also took a tour of the Smithsonian Institution.
For additional news/notes on Alabama's ceremonial trip, including player reaction(s), be sure to follow "@BamaFootballTCE" on Twitter.