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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman listens as President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, during a ceremony where the president honored the NFL Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks football team. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama hosts Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama congratulated the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, saluting their victories on the field and their contributions to their community.

Noting that some football analysts didn't see Seattle as a top-tier team, Obama said he especially appreciated the team overcoming long odds.

"As a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdog," the president joked.
— Associated Press