Found April 19, 2012 on Fox Sports:
President Barack Obama honored the University of Alabama football team for winning the BCS championship to culminate what he called a ''deeply meaningful season for the Tide.'' Obama's message to the Crimson Tide went beyond the team's second national title in three seasons and a 21-0 shutout of LSU in the BCS championship game in January. He praised the Tide coaches and players for their efforts in the Alabama community, noting their role in helping rebuild Tuscaloosa, Ala., after devastating tornadoes touched down in April 2011. ''Now, obviously this is a team that knows something about adversity,'' Obama said. ''It was one year ago next week that an F4 tornado carved a path right through the town of Tuscaloosa. I traveled down there two days later to see the devastation with the mayor and the governor. And I've got to tell you, I'd never seen anything like it.'' The team emerged from the second floor of the White...
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