Best Moments From The Bucs’ Visit To The White House

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Believe it or not, the Bucs have never been to the White House. Even though they already had a Super Bowl trophy before the 2020 season.

That’s right. The Bucs couldn’t make it to the White House in 2003 thanks to the war in Iraq. In fact the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t even get to make the trip after winning the Stanley Cup in 2004 thanks to the NHL lockout at the time. The Lightning were denied once again thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

All of the aforementioned circumstances make the Bucs the first Tampa Bay team to ever visit the White House after winning a championship.

Yes, you read that right.

So now that history has been made –again– let’s recap the best moments from the historical visit to our nation’s capital.

Good morning, champs

The Bucs Twitter account kicked things off with a warm welcome from D.C.:

Shaquil Barrett says, “What’s up?”

The Bucs Pro Bowl pass-rusher gave Bucs Nation a shoutout and some much-deserved love in front of the White House:

The Bucs are in the house; the White House, that is

This is the only way to make an introduction:

Devin White, Bucs linebacker and White House reporter

The up-and-coming linebacker gives an in-depth tour of the digs, calls Abraham Lincoln a “cool guy”, and tells a sitting Bruce Arians to “get up” at the end of the video:

A group photo opportunity

Isn’t this just lovely:

Lori Locust, Ryan Jensen and a Presidential selfie

The Bucs center and assistant defensive line coach receive a rare photo opportunity with arguably the most famous man in America:

Tom Brady has jokes, like always

Brady and POTUS Joe Biden find some common ground in this clip captured by The Athletic’s Greg Auman:

The official list of players who attended Tuesday’s event

Here is the list of players who attended Tuesday’s event. There was a total of 41 players who showed up:

Joe Biden gets his own Bucs jersey

You can’t visit the White House without giving the POTUS a jersey. Thankfully No. 46 is a flexible number and won’t cause much trouble when it comes to giving it out:

The Bucs’ championship celebration never gets old, but Bruce Arians is also ready to move on to next year

I mean, this is honestly what you want to hear your head coach say. Sure, the Bucs’ trip to the White House was fun, but repeating as Super Bowl champs is even better:

Sean Murphy-Bunting is “awarded” best dressed

The Bucs cornerback should be feeling fly after his postseason performance. His Tuesday threads certainly reflected that sentiment:

Bradley Pinoin and Donovan Smith doing their thing

The two players got to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris and talk voting rights, per Buccaneers.com’s Scott Smith:

Donovan Smith has jokes, as well

The Bucs left tackle jokes about Brady and his perceived visits to the White House. Fun fact: Brady hadn’t visited the White House since 2005:

A Presidential declaration

Joe Biden says it’s time to call Tampa Bay the “City Of Champions”. I think “Champa Bay’ is catchier, but any official announcement rules all.


There were a lot of great moments from Tuesday’s visit and it’s the perfect segue as the Bucs start training camp later this week. What were your favorite moments from Tuesday’s visit to the White House? Let us know via the comment section below!

Bucs Report would like to give a special shoutout to Lori Locust, Greg Auman, Rick Stroud, Scott Smith, Evan Closky and the Buccaneers for covering today’s event!

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