obama & seahawks

*The Seattle Seahawks stopped by the White House on Wednesday to celebrate winning the Super Bowl with President Obama.

The leader of the free world was in good spirits during his 10-minute address, singing the praises of the Seahawks organization while offering up something of a presidential roast.

The recipient of the day’s biggest zinger was general manager John Schneider, who was asked by the president where his championship belt was.

In a nice break of tradition, Richard Sherman presented Obama — not with a Seahawks jersey — but with a Seahawks “12” flag that became ubiquitous during Seattle’s title run.

A few other highlights:

» Obama: “I considered letting Sherman up here to the podium today. Giving him the mic, but we gotta go in a little bit.”

» The famously media shy Marshawn Lynch did not make the trip to D.C. with teammates. Said Obama: “I am sorry that Marshawn’s not here because I just want to say how much I admire his approach to the press. I wanted to get some tips from him. It’s about the action.” Big laughs on this one.

» Obama on the Seahawks’ renowned home-field advantage: “You all have that stadium that is kind of cheating because it’s so loud. (More laughs) You hired some physicists to make it so … there are a lot of really smart people at Microsoft and up in those places that can design these things.”