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President Obama drops deflate-gate joke during Patriots visit

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In what is often seen as the final duty of the Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots made their visit to the White house today to meet the President.

The Patriots met with President Barack Obama and the Chicago native was more than hospitable to the 2015 champions.

Doing what only a handful of teams could do, the Patriots brought some special items with them in the shape of four Vince Lombardi trophies.

The four time Super Bowl champions seemed to enjoy their day in Washington and were even joined by some strange faces.

Now a cornerback for the New York Jets, Darrelle Revis was in attendance after being one of the players who led the Patriots to victory in Arizona.

As is pretty standard in the role of the President, Obama gave a speech about his guests and dropped a somewhat controversial joke.

Dropping in a joke in relation to the controversial deflate-gate story which dominated the majority of the pre- Super Bowl coverage, the Patriots managed to see the funny side.

"I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town I was worried 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat,"

After Obama's great line about deflate-gate, he then made one big plea to not only the Patriots, but all Boston based franchises.

"I just wish the city of Boston would share some of those titles you keep winning with Chicago." - Obama's plea to the city of Boston

Perhaps a desperate hope from Obama who will undoubtedly be cheering the Chicago Bulls on in the NBA play-offs right now.

The final laugh came when Obama announced that he hoped to be seeing the Chicago Bears at the White house while he is still there (Sorry Bears fans.)

A big season ahead

The Patriots have so far been considered one of the biggest losers in the off-season this year given the large amount of talent the team has lost this year.

Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Shane Vereen and even Vince Wilfork have all departed for new teams this year.

The mission is now on for Bill Belichick and the Patriots to make the most of the upcoming year and possibly secure a second straight Super Bowl appearance.

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