It was a great day for the President, for the teams, for the fans. The next year, Reagan tossed a pass on the White House lawn to a Redskins player. According to Weinberg, who worked in the White House for all eight years of his administration, the idea came straight from the President. And the White House issued no press releases about the absence of the team’s goalie. Added the presidential historian Robert Dallek: “It’s the least political thing a president does, inviting a popular team, a championship team to the White House.