obama & new england pats at white house

*President Obama was in stand up/jokey-joke mode on Thursday as Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots made a customary visit to the White House.

However, future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady was a no-show because of what was described as a “prior family commitment,” reports CSNNE.

The prez made some hard hits on the team in the funny department with jokes about tight end Rob Gronkowski, coach Bill Belichick and the now infamous “deflate-gate” issue.

“I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama said to uncomfortable laughter and groans from the Patriots players and coaches behind him.

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