Me likes Jim Calhoun – and Kemba Walker’s request for ‘walk’ lessons 😆

President Obama hosts the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA national championship in the East Room of the White House, May 16

Head Coach Jim Calhoun

43 Responses to “champs”

  1. 1 P
    May 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I like the third pic, two handsome men 🙂 I wonder if the President actually wears those t-shirts he gets from sports teams…would love to see him in one of them 🙂

  2. May 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    How does this man do so many and varied things all in one day. I’m exhausted myself just from listening and crying during the commencement exercises. He talked to flood victims, too. And the day is far from over.

  3. 6 P
    May 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Yall notice whenever the President ‘SMILES’ he is left with no eyes lmao 🙂

  4. 7 MTmarilyn
    May 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I was amazed at what the coach said. He really admires the President. What a day he has had.

    • 8 anniebella
      May 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      I heard what the UConn coach said too. I think we can tell he voted for our President. Good.

  5. 9 Hachikō
    May 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    My son got accepted to UCONN. He’ll be starting there in the fall. 🙂

  6. 28 AnitaW
    May 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Very nice welcome for the Huskies. Methinks Coach Calhoun may be a Dem.

  7. 29 kelly
    May 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    bwaahahahahah Kemba asking POTUS to show him how to do his walk. lol, best walk ever tbh and his presidential jog is like no other. 😀 Swagga is my President.

    • 30 P
      May 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      Lol I cracked up at that too! Kemba is so cute! Thanks for the whitehouse vid Chipsticks

      • 31 Theo67
        May 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        There are a ton of YouTube videos about the President’s swagger after the OBL announcement, set to all this tough music. Hilarious!

  8. 32 GGail
    May 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I watched the college games and thought that all the teams in the FINAL FOUR gave great performances, but UCONN came out the winner and congrats to them. Also CONGRATULATIONS Hachiko to you and your son. May be continue to strive to be the best he can be! Full Scholarship – no less!!!!!

  9. 33 Luci1119
    May 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    My oldest Son graduated from U-Conn also, and got his Ph.D from there. Is now an Professor at UNH 🙂

  10. May 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Our President is amazing. What a great team. Loved what the coach said.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm


  12. 38 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Coach was positively SMITTEN, lol. Talk about a love-fest — I loved it :-). I love Kemba Walker; I watched him break ankles all throughout the tournament. He’s a spectacular player.

    What a great, inspiring, uplifting day. And the Prez is still going. Phew!

    Thanks for all the videos, photos, and links today, Chipsticks and TOD family. It’s been a blast.

  13. 39 dotster
    May 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Nice! Loved the words from President Obama and the coach. I have family in Conn. who were big UConn fans. And my Chgo daughter won her big co’s NCAA tourney pool—she was the only one who had UConn in the final game. She’s been a huge sports fan since she was a little girl and we’d catch her calling sports radio in the dark in her room post bed time. Now she’s busy planning a Rahm reception at her office—and teaching her little 1 yr. old that O is for Obama, whom he calls “the preznet guy”

  14. 41 Kasai
    May 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Oh How loved the speech from UCON coach….’YES WE CAN”…..and “YES WE DID”…

    This speech should made into an AD campaign

  15. 42 Titti
    May 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Loved the speech too and it’s soo great when people just ‘get’ this guy and everything he stands for. If I’m not mistaken, all the presents the Prez gets will go into his Presidential Museum eventually – so no wearing of anything.

    • 43 anniebella
      May 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

      When I see young man like that one who introduce the President at Booker T. Washington Graduation Service, or hear about Hachiko’s son, I don’t know either one of them,but I am so proud of them both, because it shows that our young men can indeed do something positive with their life. We don’t have to look at the news and only see our young black men being in trouble with the law. Or hanging on the streets with their pants hanging off them. We can see and hear of some that is trying to accomplish something in life. Keep up the good work young men, I’m proud of you.

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