FW: Pool #2// Broncos

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Subject: Pool #2// Broncos

President Obama entered the Rose Garden at 4:23 p.m. on a warm, increasingly cloudy afternoon to honor the Denver Broncos. In dark suit and light blue tie, Obama started off with some Peyton Manning-style play calling -- "Omaha!" -- before joking that "it doesn't seem to work as well for me."

The event was open press.

With the Lombardi Trophy to his left, the president kidded MVP linebacker Von Miller for his collection of eye glasses before touting the team's defense in the game. He name checked C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and several other players before turning to the quarterback.

"And then there's this guy from the commercials," the president said of Manning. "Doesn't matter whether you need insurance, pizza, a Buick. You basically can stock your whole house with stuff this guy's selling...

"We were all a little disappointed to see him hang it up this spring," Obama said, but added "it's great to see somebody with a career like that" go out with a championship. "On and off the field these guy are champs. Apparently, John Elway knows what he's doing."

The team presented Obama with an orange jersey marked with his name and the number 44.

Spotted in the crowd were Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and Reps. Doug Lamborn, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter. Thanks to Denver Post's Mark Matthews for the extra set of eyes.

Obama was back in the White House at 4:38 p.m.

John Fritze
The Baltimore Sun
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