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(MSN)   Biggest turnout for a Super Bowl winning team at the White House. Ever   ( msn.com) divider line
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2017-04-19 08:16:05 PM  
Hoping for the question : why such a small turnout by the Super bowl winners? in the next spicy press conference
 
2017-04-19 08:41:56 PM  

eurotrader: Hoping for the question : why such a small turnout by the Super bowl winners? in the next spicy press conference


Oh god, hasn't the National Park Service taken enough abuse over the Inauguration crowd?

They're going to just photoshop a thousand peopke into it and then quit.
 
2017-04-19 09:29:53 PM  

eurotrader: Hoping for the question : why such a small turnout by the Super bowl winners? in the next spicy press conference


The reported numbers were deflated.
 
2017-04-19 10:46:36 PM  
Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 01:21:41 AM  

HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]


The Reagan Battalion...?
 
2017-04-20 01:33:16 AM  
Yeah, this isn't looking too good, guys.

https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/854850548260098048

The press has got to stop with this shiat.

Trump's bad enough without making shiat up. Focus on reality here.
 
2017-04-20 01:34:02 AM  

HedlessChickn: Yeah, this isn't looking too good, guys.

https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/854850548260098048

The press has got to stop with this shiat.

Trump's bad enough without making shiat up. Focus on reality here.


I was always curious about that comparison because they kept stating only 5 members didn't show.  Which makes no sense in that context unless one of them was multiple man.
 
2017-04-20 01:38:44 AM  

HedlessChickn: https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/854850548260098048


Hey, still gave me a laugh and I'm sure there is going to be a tantrum tweet later.
 
2017-04-20 01:47:14 AM  
If the picture does indeed lack context can we assume this is a tweak of Donald's nose?
 
2017-04-20 02:23:07 AM  
Period.
 
2017-04-20 02:26:15 AM  

FlameDuck: HedlessChickn: https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/854850548260098048

Hey, still gave me a laugh and I'm sure there is going to be a tantrum tweet later.


I can see DJT's Tweet now:

The weak, failing @BostonGlobe is FAKE MEDIA. You can ONLY believe what I say! Everyone else LIES to you! SAD!
 
2017-04-20 02:26:19 AM  
An electoral vote win while losing the popular vote is like winning the superb owl by forfeiture.
 
2017-04-20 02:35:44 AM  

HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]


Sixteen fewer players showed up compared to 2015 for one reason or another. Staff didn't want to be in the picture or more likely Trump wouldn't let them. It doesn't matter very much.
 
2017-04-20 02:43:49 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 02:51:03 AM  
Then Trumpy got into his big truck and tooted the horn! Vroom vroom! Honk honk! And then he shook his fists and tooted the horn some more! Shake shake! Toot toot!

Go, Trumpy, go!
 
2017-04-20 02:52:17 AM  
"In 2015, Obama hosted a total of 50 players. In 2017, Trump only hosted 34 players."

While the photographs could be argued as intellectually dishonest, the fact remains that the owner of the Patriots is a STRONG supporter of Trump and will do anything to make him look good.

/Despite only 75% of the players showing up for Trump compared to Obama.
//Why am I wasting time nitpicking over this shiat when the Trump administration has been implicated in collusion with Russia before the election?!
///*SIGH* Media deflection.
 
2017-04-20 03:04:02 AM  
Then they handed him a football to autograph, which he did before throwing it into the crowd.
 
2017-04-20 03:10:32 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Then they handed him a football to autograph, which he did before throwing it into the crowd.


Ha, a likely story, Trump using an object in the intended manner.
 
2017-04-20 03:15:35 AM  

geoduck42: ArcadianRefugee: Then they handed him a football to autograph, which he did before throwing it into the crowd.

Ha, a likely story, Trump using an object in the intended manner.


What if it was the Nuclear football?
 
2017-04-20 03:33:16 AM  
Context or no context, Barkevious Mingo didn't attend, and that must be devastating.
 
2017-04-20 05:33:51 AM  
Let's stop putting the word 'news' in 'fake news' for stories like this.  It is irrelevant regardless of its veracity.
 
2017-04-20 06:56:39 AM  
This is the largest gathering of New England Patriots to ever attend a The Donald's White House EVER. Period!!!

It's also the most New England Patriots to ever gather in Washington D.C......in 2017...EVER!!!
Period!!!
 
2017-04-20 07:00:13 AM  

HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]


Nice to know the Patriots organization is comfortable shilling for Trump with "context."  Thank God someone's careful to protect the president's tiny ego.
 
2017-04-20 07:09:03 AM  

Blathering Idjut: HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]

Nice to know the Patriots organization is comfortable shilling for Trump with "context."  Thank God someone's careful to protect the president's tiny ego.


Trump is the owner's last best hope to retrieve his ring from Putin.
 
2017-04-20 07:11:43 AM  
Numbers might matter to Donald, but he doesn't care who the individuals are.  They could round up a bunch of homeless people for a crowd and Donald wouldn't care.  It's about him.  It's always been about him.
 
2017-04-20 07:23:46 AM  
So it looks like the White House's heavy vetting process was able to weed out some of the pedos.
 
2017-04-20 07:36:47 AM  
The bushes grew in nice!
 
2017-04-20 07:37:01 AM  

HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]


Facts:

65 Patriot players
34 showed up at the WH

Don't need a picture.
 
2017-04-20 08:04:43 AM  

HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]


What's really going to bake your noodle, is that would it have even happened if he didn't say anything the first time?

// The more important story here is that Gronk was roaming the White House freely, and nearly made Spicey wet himself.
 
2017-04-20 08:06:38 AM  

geoduck42: ArcadianRefugee: Then they handed him a football to autograph, which he did before throwing it into the crowd.

Ha, a likely story, Trump using an object in the intended manner.


Trump treats objects like women, man!
 
2017-04-20 08:10:13 AM  
I can't see the NBA winners showing up. All of GSW, San Antonio, and Cleveland have expressed their hatred of his Administration. Most NFL owners and many players are lickspittle bootlickers.
 
2017-04-20 08:17:28 AM  

doyner: geoduck42: ArcadianRefugee: Then they handed him a football to autograph, which he did before throwing it into the crowd.

Ha, a likely story, Trump using an object in the intended manner.

Trump treats objects like women, man!


img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 08:46:08 AM  
Later today an angry Sean Spicer will inform us that 1.5 million New England Patriots turned out for the event.
 
2017-04-20 09:02:15 AM  
I wonder why Trump is so he'll bent on comparing himself to Obama, lying to somehow prove he's better, but it's all lies.  Then he's trying to destroy everything Obama did for 8 years.
 
2017-04-20 09:06:14 AM  

lilbjorn: Later today an angry Sean Spicer will inform us that 1.5 million New England Patriots turned out for the event.


He will also explain how that is a huge number for a baseball team like the patriots because baseball teams only put 7 skaters on the track.

Spiceweasel rarely settles for merely wrong or merely gibberish
 
2017-04-20 09:15:53 AM  
Akiem Hicks wasn't allowed in, due to the Muslim Ban.
Patrick Chung was told the Xi party had already departed.
Shea McClellin was in Chicago trying to convince his former teammates that the Post Season does exist.
 
2017-04-20 09:17:05 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I can't see the NBA winners showing up. All of GSW, San Antonio, and Cleveland have expressed their hatred of his Administration. Most NFL owners and many players are lickspittle bootlickers.


I think it would be hilarious if the new NBA champs got together this summer and had a private party. And invited Obama to attend. I'd frame that photo and put it on my desk.
 
2017-04-20 09:21:19 AM  
So, lets get this straight.  The Obama picture is the players AND the staff standing there with the president.  The two 2017 pics are 1) players and staff (although much larger than the previous trip when more players appeared) and 2) the pic of the so-called smaller crowd is players only with the so-called president.

Shouldn't there be a similar players and staff only pic from 2015?  Shouldn't it be pretty easy to identify every person in all three pics and settle this once and for all?  Can the Patriots organization do anything without cheating?
 
2017-04-20 09:53:29 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I wonder why Trump is so he'll bent on comparing himself to Obama, lying to somehow prove he's better, but it's all lies.  Then he's trying to destroy everything Obama did for 8 years.


Obama roasted Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner.  PeeBoy had to sit there and take it.

That's it.  That's the only reason Trump ran.  Well, that and to try and leverage more out of NBC regarding "The Apprentice".
 
2017-04-20 09:57:32 AM  
No word yet on if White House press secretary Sean Spicer will arrange a news conference to dispute the number of Patriots at the ceremony.

LOL....
 
2017-04-20 10:00:12 AM  
LOL crowd size talk always gets his attention.

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2017-04-20 10:00:28 AM  

HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]


Throw all you want...

If there are 120 on 2015 and 50 in 2017, with 40 on the lawn, that still means that 90 is less than 120. Oh, and 7 "wounded warriors" were there for some reason, so we're gonna knock that 90 down to 83. Which is still significantly less than 120.

What I don't trust is the math used by the Patriots.
 
2017-04-20 10:04:41 AM  

Great_Milenko: So, lets get this straight.  The Obama picture is the players AND the staff standing there with the president.  The two 2017 pics are 1) players and staff (although much larger than the previous trip when more players appeared) and 2) the pic of the so-called smaller crowd is players only with the so-called president.

Shouldn't there be a similar players and staff only pic from 2015?  Shouldn't it be pretty easy to identify every person in all three pics and settle this once and for all?  Can the Patriots organization do anything without cheating?


Well, by the article's count, the first pic has 120 people. According to the Patriots, there are 40 missing people sitting on the South Lawn. That would make it 80 in the 2017 pic, all things being equal. Instead, there are about 50.

And TFA specifically notes 27 players missing...

Mikey1969: HawgWild: Look, I'm just gonna throw this out there:

[img.fark.net image 633x563]

Throw all you want...

If there are 120 on 2015 and 50 in 2017, with 40 on the lawn, that still means that 90 is less than 120. Oh, and 7 "wounded warriors" were there for some reason, so we're gonna knock that 90 down to 83. Which is still significantly less than 120.

What I don't trust is the math used by the Patriots.


80. 120 -40 is 80. Farking goddamn typos, and then I use the typo to set the second number. 80 minus the 7 wounded warriors is 73, not 83.
 
2017-04-20 10:21:10 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I wonder why Trump is so he'll bent on comparing himself to Obama, lying to somehow prove he's better, but it's all lies.  Then he's trying to destroy everything Obama did for 8 years.


I'd go with "Because Trump is a giant farking asshole."
 
2017-04-20 10:29:10 AM  
You know what will clear this all right up?  We can look at the WH visitor logs...  oh wait...
 
2017-04-20 12:32:32 PM  
Why would some team members be on the lawn looking the other way when the "team picture" is taken?

Are team members saying that they don't want to be in the picture?

Or are the people on the lawn not team members?
 
2017-04-20 12:35:11 PM  

serfdood: Numbers might matter to Donald, but he doesn't care who the individuals are.  They could round up a bunch of homeless people for a crowd and Donald wouldn't care.  It's about him.  It's always been about him.


If you listened to his speech yeah... he did at least mention some players that showed up, but quickly showed his ignorance as to what actually happened in the game and spent more time using the comeback as a metaphor for his election victory.
 
2017-04-20 01:13:30 PM  
FTA: Barkevious Mingo

If you're going to let the random character sheet generator name your child, why would you leave it set to "Gnome"?
 
2017-04-20 01:27:05 PM  

Blathering Idjut: Nice to know the Patriots organization is comfortable shilling for Trump with "context."  Thank God someone's careful to protect the president's tiny ego.


All the tiny little egos here that when faced with facts can't bring themselves to admit that Trump and the Pats have a valid point about dissimilar pictures being compared. The original NYTsports tweet was an unnecessary pot shot at Trump and has been updated, so stop making fools of yourselves.
 
2017-04-20 01:50:20 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: Blathering Idjut: Nice to know the Patriots organization is comfortable shilling for Trump with "context."  Thank God someone's careful to protect the president's tiny ego.

All the tiny little egos here that when faced with facts can't bring themselves to admit that Trump and the Pats have a valid point about dissimilar pictures being compared. The original NYTsports tweet was an unnecessary pot shot at Trump and has been updated, so stop making fools of yourselves.


The picture STILL has significantly less people than the 2015 ones, even allowing for people on the South Lawn. And TFA lists something like 27 players who aren't present. So the context is STILL that there are far less people who want to show up and meet the Festering-Tumor-In-Chief.
 
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