On Monday the Chicago Blackhawks took a detour from the regular-season schedule to take a trip to Washington DC and befeted once again, this time by President Barack Obama.
Obama, who hails from Chicago and is a fan of all things Chicago sports, had the chance to honor the Blackhawks for the second time in his tenure in the White House. Of course he honored every other Stanley Cup champion through his time just like every other president before him but the Blackhawks ceremonies seemed to be just that much more enjoyable for the POTUS.
"Since I took office we've hosted a lot of championship teams but since I've been president only one team has brought a championship to my home town of Chicago and now the Blackhawks have done it twice. Twice!"
"Speaking of Grant Park we were originally going to let Corey Crawford say a few words today but ... we thought we'd keep this event family friendly," Obama joked. "You guys have been hanging out with Rahm Emanuel too much!"
The Blackhawks did more than just go by the White House to take a tour and hear the president speak. They also made a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center just outside of Washington to visit with wounded warriors.
Not a bad way to spend a Monday.