"Sean, need any help?" a mischievous-looking Gronkowski asked after emerging from a door behind the podium.
In photos posted to social media Wednesday, the New England Patriots' turnout at the White House this year seemed to be noticeably smaller than in 2015, when the team last visited the executive residence.
"Along with the parade and ring ceremony, the opportunity and privilege to come to the White House is one of the great things about winning the Super Bowl, so we're very privileged to be here", the coach said.
Kraft compared the comeback and long odds to Trump's campaign for the presidency, saying in the primaries Trump "faced odds nearly as long as we faced in the fourth quarter".
He also thanks Donald Trump for hosting the team at this annual celebration and for supporting the team for so long. We all knew Tom Brady was a late scratch for the visit, and several other players such as Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty made it known well in advance they wouldn't be attending either because of Trump. It said, "I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today".
But Brady's absence is particularly notable given the close relationship he has with Trump. "It's a distinct honor for us to celebrate what was unequivocally our sweetest championship with a very good friend and somebody whose mental toughness and strength I greatly admire".
In his address to the team, the president didn't mention Brady, who has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl victories, including on February 5, when he helped New England overcome a 28-3 third-quarter deficit to capture a 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons.
If President Trump didn't like those inauguration photos, just wait until he sees the ones from Wednesday's New England Patriots visit. Kraft gave the money via his Kraft Group LLC.
US crude inventories were at 532.3 million barrels, only about 3 million barrels less than the record reached in March. Crude inventories fell 1.03 million bbl to 532.3 million last week, the agency reported Wednesday.
Finally, financially hobbled and the target of street protests, Fox News pulled the plug on the host's 21-year run on the network. Bill O'Reilly has released an updated statement after the official announcement of him leaving FOX News Channel.
Ossoff has been in the national headlines for weeks, as it became clear he had a unique chance to turn a red district blue. Associated Press reporter Catherine Lucey in Washington and Kathleen Foody in Alpharetta, Ga., contributed.
Nancy Sabo, of Ashtabula, also a member of Trinity Presbyterian, said she comes because of the resurrection of Christ. She said the death of Jesus to pay a debt he did not owe was for the salvation of mankind.
I was kept in the loop the whole time, no question". "One was Verne Lundquist, which I think was handled incredibly well". And McManus told Deitsch he'd been talking with Simms about this for years, and thinks he'll shine in a studio role.
Seung Hwan Oh allowed three hits in the ninth, but escaped a one-out, bases loaded jam for his second save of the season. Louis is also 5-2 in Lynn's last seven starts in game one of a series, and 2-6 in Lynn's last eight starts overall.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested on Twitter that Trump must have something to hide - such as his Russian connections. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Tuesday that Americans would continue to demand to see President Donald Trump's tax returns .
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said businesses that failed to hire Australians over overseas workers would be "named and shamed". The wideranging shake-up to the citizenship test which will also include strict new English language requirements.
Internal memo on Bill O'Reilly sent to Fox News employees
O'Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News ". Eric Bolling, a Rollins College alum, graduates from " The Five " to his own one-hour show at 5 p.m. weekdays.
Memphis coach Fizdale blasts 'unprofessional' officiating
Memphis did not show up early on, but I witnessed several instances where fouls could have been called on the Spurs, but weren't. I know (Gregg Popovich) Pop's got pedigree, and I'm a young rookie. "That's unacceptable, that was unprofessional.