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Packers to visit White House

Packers to visit White House

By Eric Peterson. CREATED Aug 11, 2011

The Green Bay Packers are White House-bound. The NFL lockout put the traditional visit on hold, but tomorrow, the Super Bowl Champions will finally get a chance to meet the President of the United States, who just happens to be a die-hard Chicago Bears fan.
     The old saying goes, "good things come to those who wait." For the Super Bowl champs, things right now, are pretty good. Tomorrow, players will get a chance to meet the President, and one Packers cornerback may have a special message for Barack Obama.

Not long after the Packers disposed of the President's beloved Bears in the playoffs, Packers cornerback Charles Woodson took exception to Barack Obama's pass on going to the big game.

"For him to only to go to the Super Bowl because Chicago is there, I thought it's not fair to me, I'm a voter, a taxpayer," said Packers cornerback Charles Woodson in a news conference from January of this year.

So when the President visited Titletown, Woodson offered up some Packers gear.

"I've got three jerseys, one of them is from Woodson, and he just said, see you in the White House," said President Barack Obama.

The Packers won the trophy and "the belt," but the NFL lockout shut-out team activities, and that White House visit hasn't happened until now.

"I'm really excited for the players, tying it in to our preseason game against the Browns, it worked out well. should be a fun day," said Packers President Mark Murphy.

"It's good to go. It's kind of a tradition. If you win the Super Bowl, you get to go, so it's good to keep it going," said Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Packers management says they will bring gifts, and there may be some surprises.

"Hopefully 'Wood' has something in store for them, so we'll see. Hopefully it's a great trip," said Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.

But as far as Woodson's role? He avoided the media today. His White House promise, is just a day away.