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Packers get their White House visit on August 12

Aaron Rodgers AP

The Packers will get their visit to the White House, just a little later than usual.

The team will meet the President on August 12, bringing everyone that is with them on their trip to face the Browns in the preseason.  That means players that were released from the team since probably won’t be able to make it.

Packers G.M. Ted Thompson spoke about the trip Wednesday, revealing he had no thoughts about the debt ceiling. That’s a first.

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53 Responses to “Packers get their White House visit on August 12”
  1. greenbowlpackers says: Aug 3, 2011 2:42 PM

    bout time

  2. thephantomstranger says: Aug 3, 2011 2:47 PM

    Nick Barnett is already complaining.

  3. fonetiklee says: Aug 3, 2011 2:54 PM

    Well here comes 50+ comments of people arguing politics, as happens every time the president or any other politician gets mentioned here…

  4. shaggytoodle says: Aug 3, 2011 2:54 PM

    The final chapter for a great season last year.

    Congrats.

  5. skimbell says: Aug 3, 2011 2:56 PM

    Oh boy!
    If I was a packer I’d figure a way to Chmura this trip.

  6. 319hike says: Aug 3, 2011 3:03 PM

    I love rubbing the Superbowl win into the noses of Bears fans.

  7. medtxpack says: Aug 3, 2011 3:08 PM

    That should be a good way to start the season. GO PACK GO!

  8. pappysarcasm says: Aug 3, 2011 3:10 PM

    They should take Obama a Jay Cutler voodoo doll!

  9. huskerguy says: Aug 3, 2011 3:13 PM

    Thank you for a high profile person in the world of sports and/or entertainment by spewing their opinions on something political.

    He kept it to football.

    Thank you.

  10. actiondanwi says: Aug 3, 2011 3:23 PM

    Woodson? Feel free to spear tackle Obama for hating on the Pack before the NFCC.

  11. carlgerbschmidt says: Aug 3, 2011 3:25 PM

    Nice. My brother Randy and I are heading up there on Thursday…

    And @Phantom. Why don’t you shut up? Why are you posting here? I thought we were only allowed to post for our own team?

  12. rickditka says: Aug 3, 2011 3:29 PM

    ‘it’s an honor to meet you President Carter’

  13. hscorpio says: Aug 3, 2011 3:30 PM

    It’s a shame the team that won the SB was prevented from visiting the WH because of the lockout

  14. thephantomstranger says: Aug 3, 2011 3:37 PM

    Carl, I got more thumbs up than any other comment, so I don’t think anyone but you is complaining. It’s Contra who has a problem with your comments, not me. Why are you so negative?

  15. kotapug says: Aug 3, 2011 3:40 PM

    @carlgerbschmidt

    “Why don’t you shut up? Why are you posting here? I thought we were only allowed to post for our own team?”

    Really a Packer fan making that comment ?

  16. wozzmann1955 says: Aug 3, 2011 3:44 PM

    Have some balls and tell the president and any politician to Go Fk themselves,,worthless bloodsucking slime bastards they are in washington and all over the us

  17. mvp43 says: Aug 3, 2011 3:46 PM

    The Packers are in a better financial position that the Federal Government right now……

  18. rbecks9 says: Aug 3, 2011 3:47 PM

    Can they pick a day when Obama isn’t going to be there? Don’t ruin the season before it starts by having to meet that guy.

  19. minnesconsin says: Aug 3, 2011 3:51 PM

    interesting bit near the bottom of that press conference recap re: Cullen Jenkins:

    “*We didn’t make a decision not to bring Cullen Jenkins back. They made a decision (to sign with Eagles) and we wish him well.”

    Doesn’t exactly gel w/ Jenk’s version of how things went down; he consistently said the Packers made no effort to re-sign him. So who’s the liar here?

  20. woodyg says: Aug 3, 2011 3:57 PM

    While the Pack are at the White House they may as well schedule visits for the next two years also ….. A ‘repeat’ followed by a ‘3-peat’ ……

    The truth is the NFL may have to take away a few of the Packers’ draft picks in 2012 & 13 just to give the other 31 a fighting chance …….

    ” Relive the 60s all over again. “

  21. carlgerbschmidt says: Aug 3, 2011 4:02 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 3, 2011 3:37 PM
    Carl, I got more thumbs up than any other comment, so I don’t think anyone but you is complaining. It’s Contra who has a problem with your comments, not me. Why are you so negative?

    ________

    You have more thumbs up? Who cares about that? You care about how many thumbs up you get? How desperate for validation are you?

  22. db3300 says: Aug 3, 2011 4:05 PM

    Yay?

  23. 3octaveFart says: Aug 3, 2011 4:09 PM

    Enjoy the visit, you never know when you might be back…

  24. thephantomstranger says: Aug 3, 2011 4:13 PM

    mvp43 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 3:46 PM
    The Packers are in a better financial position that the Federal Government right now……
    ___________

    So is Greece.

  25. thephantomstranger says: Aug 3, 2011 4:15 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Aug 3, 2011 4:02 PM
    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 3, 2011 3:37 PM
    Carl, I got more thumbs up than any other comment, so I don’t think anyone but you is complaining. It’s Contra who has a problem with your comments, not me. Why are you so negative?

    ________

    You have more thumbs up? Who cares about that? You care about how many thumbs up you get? How desperate for validation are you?
    _____________

    Obviously not the point, but I’d rather be validated by the approval of my peers than by how many games my favorite football team wins.

  26. outlawjerseywhales says: Aug 3, 2011 4:25 PM

    “Packers get their White House visit on August 12″
    ———————————————————-
    Unless, when they arrive, the doors are locked and there’s a Foreclosure Notice nailed to the front door.

  27. hscorpio says: Aug 3, 2011 4:26 PM

    woodyg says: Aug 3, 2011 3:57 PM

    While the Pack are at the White House they may as well schedule visits for the next two years also ….. A ‘repeat’ followed by a ’3-peat’ ……
    ===========================

    They’ll only be able to schedule next year’s trip with this administration.

  28. 8man says: Aug 3, 2011 4:33 PM

    Well if they didn’t get the visit, they’d be looking at being reigning champs for two years instead of one.

    Well, two years without having to play any other games.

  29. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 3, 2011 4:34 PM

    “Nick Barnett is already complaining.”
    ——————

    T-minus 3 hours until the first Barnett tweet…guaranteed.

  30. paulharghis says: Aug 3, 2011 5:25 PM

    319hike says:
    Aug 3, 2011 3:03 PM
    I love rubbing the Superbowl win into the noses of Bears fans.

    =================================
    Welcome to the mindset of your average Packer fan.

    It’s not enough to win the Super Bowl, they just HAVE to rub it in other fans faces.

    And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.
    Weill, that and the fact they are ignorant and Loudly ignorant at that.

  31. paulharghis says: Aug 3, 2011 5:26 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Aug 3, 2011 4:02 PM
    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 3, 2011 3:37 PM
    Carl, I got more thumbs up than any other comment, so I don’t think anyone but you is complaining. It’s Contra who has a problem with your comments, not me. Why are you so negative?

    ________

    You have more thumbs up? Who cares about that? You care about how many thumbs up you get? How desperate for validation are you?
    =============================
    Carl, what happened to you? You used to be quite the debater on here, you’ve slipped markedly.

  32. glac1 says: Aug 3, 2011 5:38 PM

    I guess there is a drawback to winning the superbowl! Oh well…. let’s go for a repeat!

  33. schemefactory says: Aug 3, 2011 5:44 PM

    consarnit, why can’t we all just get along? and raise taxes on the rich..?

  34. thephantomstranger says: Aug 3, 2011 5:54 PM

    paulharghis says:
    Aug 3, 2011 5:26 PM
    Carl, what happened to you? You used to be quite the debater on here, you’ve slipped markedly.
    _____________

    Yes, he’s strayed from his time-honored argument that never fails: “How many Super Bowls have you won?”

  35. lnfinite says: Aug 3, 2011 5:57 PM

    They are being hired as janitors

  36. asublimeday says: Aug 3, 2011 7:08 PM

    Good. Obama can use that hideous jersey to clean his bathroom.

  37. stupadassle says: Aug 3, 2011 7:15 PM

    Is Obama going to charge them like he is for attending his birthday party? How many gaffes can Biden come up with? Maybe he’ll call for Brett Favre to stand up and give us a word or two.

  38. tangysizzl says: Aug 3, 2011 8:28 PM

    The most hated fanbase in all of sports huh?

    I guess thats because winners are always the most hated. 13 time world champs buddy, suck on it.

  39. paulharghis says: Aug 3, 2011 10:05 PM

    tangysizzl says:
    Aug 3, 2011 8:28 PM
    The most hated fanbase in all of sports huh?

    I guess thats because winners are always the most hated. 13 time world champs buddy, suck on it.

    ===========================
    Thanks for proving my point genius.

    You are supposed to let others tell you how great you are, not run around and tell everybody yourself.

    Idiot.

  40. SpartaChris says: Aug 3, 2011 10:57 PM

    Since he didn’t do anything to help this team win, I could care less if Barnett makes the trip or not. However, it sucks for guys like Cullen Jenkins, Brandon Jackson and Darryn Colledge, who actually helped this team win the Super Bowl but won’t be able to attend.

  41. supersuckers3 says: Aug 3, 2011 11:08 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 3, 2011 4:13 PM
    mvp43 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 3:46 PM
    The Packers are in a better financial position that the Federal Government right now……
    ___________

    So is Greece.
    ———

    Well said

  42. packerbacker12 says: Aug 4, 2011 12:48 AM

    “And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.”

    Nah I think that honor belongs to the Viking fanbase.

  43. axespray says: Aug 4, 2011 9:32 AM

    paulharghis says:Aug 3, 2011 5:25 PM
    “It’s not enough to win the Super Bowl, they just HAVE to rub it in other fans faces.

    And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.
    Weill, that and the fact they are ignorant and Loudly ignorant at that.”

    I’m sorry if we’re not making jokes about how our team is gonna hit up New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina….then promptly lose.
    we’re the ignorant ones?

  44. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 4, 2011 10:02 AM

    “Welcome to the mindset of your average Packer fan.

    It’s not enough to win the Super Bowl, they just HAVE to rub it in other fans faces.

    And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.
    Weill, that and the fact they are ignorant and Loudly ignorant at that.”
    ——————

    The world tries to hate Viking fans, but they all become Wild fans or icefishermen after Week 6. Can’t find one anywhere!

    Just pathetic.

  45. contra74 says: Aug 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    packerbacker12 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 12:48 AM
    “And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.”

    Nah I think that honor belongs to the Viking fanbase.
    —————
    No im pretty sure its the Packers. I have yet to hear any negative remark about the Viking fanbase when I go to away games. Ive heard many negative remarks about the Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys, Packers, and Chargers fans. Mostly Eagles and Raiders fans though.

  46. packerbacker12 says: Aug 4, 2011 1:28 PM

    “I have yet to hear any negative remark about the Viking fanbase when I go to away games.”

    Where the hell did you go? Jacksonville?

  47. stellarperformance says: Aug 4, 2011 4:58 PM

    paulharghis says:
    Aug 3, 2011 5:25 PM
    And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.
    ———————————————-

    I don’t think that is true, but if it were, I wouldn’t wonder. My mom taught me that children actually love the ones they profess to hate. I place you in that category…..kiddo.

  48. paulharghis says: Aug 4, 2011 9:50 PM

    The world tries to hate Viking fans, but they all become Wild fans or icefishermen after Week 6. Can’t find one anywhere!

    ==================================
    Funny, I don’t have a problem running into vikings fans anywhere i go.

    Unlike Packer fans years ago, when you’d ask them their favorite team. It was ” I like the Packers AND insert dominant afc team that year”.
    ———————————————–
    stellarperformance says:
    Aug 4, 2011 4:58 PM
    paulharghis says:
    Aug 3, 2011 5:25 PM
    And they wonder why they are the most hated fanbase in all of sports.
    ———————————————-

    I don’t think that is true, but if it were, I wouldn’t wonder. My mom taught me that children actually love the ones they profess to hate. I place you in that category…..kiddo.

    ================================
    That is pretty funny stellar. You’re mother just told you that because none of the kids liked you.
    hat’s what moms do, try to make you feel better.

    It’s not a hate born out of jealousy as you are obviously inferring.(wrong) It’s a hate for a hypocritical, loudmouth, homeristic, idiotic fanbase.
    Where else do you hear of fans getting beat up and their cars getting vandalized? They run their mouth , suffer the consequences, then cry about it.
    Talk about pathetic.

  49. stellarperformance says: Aug 5, 2011 6:55 AM

    paulharghis says: Aug 4, 2011 9:50 PM
    Talk about pathetic.
    ——————————————————————-

    I just have one thing to say: “Winning!”

  50. paulharghis says: Aug 5, 2011 5:09 PM

    Stellar:

    That you would use a Charlie Sheen catchphrase tells me all I need to know about you.

  51. stellarperformance says: Aug 6, 2011 10:00 PM

    paulharghis says: Aug 5, 2011 5:09 PM
    Stellar:That you would use a Charlie Sheen catchphrase tells me all I need to know about you.
    —————————————————————-

    Is it really that obvious? The fact that I have a sense of humor and you don’t? Is that what you learned?

  52. lnfinite says: Aug 7, 2011 1:28 AM

    The franchise is not hated, it is their fans and their idiotic retarded takes. Get it right already!

  53. paulharghis says: Aug 8, 2011 6:21 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Aug 6, 2011 10:00 PM
    paulharghis says: Aug 5, 2011 5:09 PM
    Stellar:That you would use a Charlie Sheen catchphrase tells me all I need to know about you.
    —————————————————————-

    Is it really that obvious? The fact that I have a sense of humor and you don’t? Is that what you learned?

    ————————————————
    The next time you post something humorous will be the 1st time.
    Here’s a hint. Posting a catchphrase that is well past its shelf life is not considered funny.
    Let me guess. You think the sayings on the no fear shirts from the 80s are still cool?

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