Last June, the Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup Championship in the past six years, and yesterday the National Hockey League champs made their visit to the White House to be honored by fellow Chicagoan and sports fan President Obama. This is the video of the ceremony.
As I said, most people will have zero interest in watching this. However, at the 9:45 mark, there is a fun presentation that you might want to jump to. I think it's amusing enough to make the minimal effort.
A slight background to put the moment is a bit of perspective. Whenever a champion sports team is invited to the White House, they always bring gives for the president -- a jersey with his name on it (like you see below), and some such things. And dignitaries bring gifts. And all through the president's stay in office, he gets gifts. And the Blackhawks are no different, they come bearing gifts. But -- among their gifts, there is one that might be the best a president has gotten, given to him by team president Rocky Wirtz. At the very least, this is probably the best gift that President Obama has gotten. By his reaction, you can tell that he was certainly surprised and pleased by it. No, it's not something that's critically wonderful, but I don't think there's any sports fan anywhere who wouldn't really appreciate it. And keep in mind as you watch that Barack Obama is from Chicago and a sports fan, and the father of two, and (unlike most presidential gifts) may actually have great use for it after he returns home following his term in office.