the Kansas City Chiefs They will celebrate their third Super Bowl with their first visit to the White House.
The team announced Monday that it will celebrate its title with President Joe Biden on June 5.
You can probably expect some nice ribbing from Biden, who is a known Eagles fan. He at least praised the Chiefs after their 38-35 win Philadelphia.
This news comes shortly after the announcement of the Georgia football team, this year’s college football champion, He will not visit the White House due to scheduling difficulties.
Why is this the Chiefs’ first trip to the Super Bowl?
It will be the first time the Chiefs have made a trip to the White House, as the practice was not tradition when they won their first championship in 1969 and the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the trip in 2020.
The first Super Bowl champion to visit the White House was in 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers, who traveled to Washington, D.C. alongside fellow World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The ride later became a regular feature during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
Len Dawson, quarterback for the 1969 Chiefs, at least got a phone call from Richard Nixon.
Half a century later, the chiefs They were going to meet Donald Trump in 2020 (Some of them, at least), but the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to those plans and many more. Only one Super Bowl champion has visited the White House since 2017: 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last few years Los Angeles Rams Didn’t make the trip, nor did 2018 Philadelphia Eagles nor 2019 New England Patriots.