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Jim Harbaugh invites the Obamas to be honorary captains for a game

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Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh met with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama last week in Washington D.C.

Harbaugh was in the nation’s capital to speak at a congressional hearing, representing Legal Services Corporation. It’s a company that advocates easier access to legal representation.

Following the visit, Harbaugh has decided to invite the former first family to be honorary captains for a game at Michigan Stadium this upcoming fall.

“We’re making those asks. Official asks,” Harbaugh said Saturday, via The Detroit News. “In the process of making an official ask. There’s been, ‘Hey we’d like you to do it,’ and now we’re doing officials asks.”

It’s not yet known whether the Obamas will accept, but that has to be expected right now. Michigan is a rust belt state, but it did vote Obama in his two presidential election victories.

For his part, Harbaugh enjoyed his meeting with the former first family.

“It was incredible,” Harbaugh said of the meeting. “We had 39 wonderful minutes with president Obama. Saw Mrs. Obama as well. He was great. He was really relaxed, working on a lot of things, book and several things that he shared. Shared a lot of insights.”

It will be interesting to see what game the Obamas attend. For one, I’m hoping the season finale against Ohio State.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

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