President Bush Met with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, at the White House, while speaking with them he made reference to people drinking some Iron City Beer in the East Room. This was due to the racket that the team was making while waiting on the president to arrive. Chants of " Here we go Steelers, Here we go!" echoed throughout the White House and drew quite a bit of attention. Considering President Bush states he is a Dallas Cowboys fan, he had to admit the Steelers franchise, was a really great team with loads of history behind them. President Bush received a Steelers jersey with the number 43 on the back, to represent his place in presidential history.
He also received a football with all of the team member's signatures on it, to which president bush used to throw a short pass to Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward.Once all of the fun was over, Bush asked for some tips to give to Vice-President Dick Cheney, from Steelers coach Bill Cowher, about the sideline game face scowl. President Bush made a wonderful speech to the team about teamwork, and how this team had a load of character; this is why the Steelers are standing in the White House on the wonderful Friday afternoon.
While many people did not feel the Steelers had a chance this season, they showed great perseverance and dedication to find the formula to win.
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By: Mark Barnes