Occasionally, when President Bush meets a sports team that has won a title, it means something. When the Red Sox visited after winning the World Series in 2004, not only was it a historic victory, but it also allowed Curt Schilling — who had campaigned heavily for Bush after the Red Sox won — to receive a pat on the back from the Prez. (Oh, and thanks for that, Curt.) The day the Red Sox visited in the White House, or the day the Cardinals did, those days meant something.
Today, however ... today just can't be a day President Bush looks forward too on his schedule. It's NCAA Division I Champions Day, in which the title winners of 20 different NCAA sports visit the White House and hopefully see the President over the tall women from Tennessee. Featured will be the Wisconsin women's hockey team, the Pepperdine tennis team, the Nebraska volleyball team and, most memorably, the Vanderbilt bowlers, who will be delivering a red, white and blue bowling ball to the president. Because he surely never received one of those before.