On the day of the ticker-tape parade, President Barack Obama called Tom Coughlin to offer his personal congratulations to the Giants and customarily invite them to the White House at a later date.
Three weeks later, the commander-in-chief spoke with the editor-in-chief of Grantland.com, Bill Simmons, and had more to say about Big Blue.
The president, sitting down with Simmons for his “B.S. Report” podcast, brought up the Giants’ journey to
“Because part of what makes sports great, part of what makes March Madness great, the NFL playoffs great, is every once in a while something happens during the playoffs that shows the character of a team,” Obama said.
“Look at the Giants this year. Nobody would have picked them. They wouldn’t have been crowned as champions if you had a coaches' poll at the end of the year. But they made the plays when it counted.”
For the full podcast and transcript, check out Grantland.com.
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