After the Los Angeles Rams’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56, President Joe Biden invited the Rams to visit the White House.
One of the oldest traditions, most prominent after the championship is a visit to the White House. With the previous victory Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56, the Los Angeles Rams received an invitation to Washington DC
In a tweet Sunday night, President Joe Biden took the opportunity to invite Aaron Donald, Matthew Stafford and the rest of the Super Bowl-winning Rams to the White House.
In his tweet, Biden certainly tagged Doug Emhoff, the Second Gentleman of the United States. Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, calls Los Angeles his home and is also celebrating the Rams’ victory.
President Biden Invites Super Bowl Rams Champion To The White House
According to ESPN, the tradition of teams visiting the White House goes back more than a century. As ESPN reports, in 1865, President Andrew Johnson visited the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals.
Both the Atlantics and Nationals were amateur teams, and as such, President Ulysses S. Grant was the first to welcome a professional baseball team to the White House. That team happened to be the Cincinnati Red Stockings that appeared in 1869, according to ESPN. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the first team to make the trip to the White House after winning the Super Bowl.
There have been a few times when athletes have opted out for various reasons, but the tradition continues to this day.
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