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Super Bowl champion Packers set to visit White House on August 12

The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that the team will make its long awaited trip to the White House on Friday, Aug. 12, just one day before they open their preseason schedule at Cleveland.

The visit to meet with the President, a tradition for all major sport champions, had been delayed due to the NFL’s lockout, which forbade coaches and players from contacting each other.

Cornerback Charles Woodson created playful controversy in a post-game address to the team after the Packers defeated the Bears 21-14 in the NFC Championship Game.

He told the team, in regards to Obama, a Chicago native and Bears fan, not traveling to Dallas to watch the team in Super Bowl XLV: “If the President don’t wanna come see us play, we’ll go see him.”

Woodson will now get that chance to go see the President, but his former teammates will not.

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August 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twitter has quickly become the most efficient ways to follow the off-the-field lives of one’s favorite athletes, and the Green Bay Packers are no exception. While most fans are aware of the usual tweeters like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Crabtree and Jermichael Finley, the newest members of the Packers can also be found on Twitter. Here’s a list of the Packers’ rookies along with links to their Twitter accounts.

Derek Sherrod, LT, Mississippi State (@dsherrod78): Offensive Lineman for the Green Packers, Mississippi State Alumni, and I like to work hard and play even harder.

Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky (@rcobb18):

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