Barack Obama honors Blackhawks

March, 11, 2011
3/11/11
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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WASHINGTON -- Almost nine months to the day the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2010 Stanley Cup championship, they were honored at the White House by a fellow Chicagoan, President Barack Obama.

The team had a private tour of the White House before a backyard ceremony.

"I have to say, even by Chicago standards, 49 years, that's a pretty long time," Obama said in his speech. "To put that in perspective, the last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, a movie cost 69 cents. JFK had just moved into the White House. I was still in diapers."

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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