I realize that this article is not particularly timely but I've been busy at work. I found a little time so I wanted to share some thoughts about this.
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. It was a very good game, as a football fan I thoroughly enjoyed it, plus I have a personal connection to the Eagles. I am a native Pennsylvanian, born in the town of Lansdale. It is located right outside of Philadelphia. My father was a native of Philadelphia and was a huge fan of the team (he also rooted for the Washington Redskins because he lived there at one time). Philadelphia fans suffered through lost opportunities in the past so this particular championship was a sweet one, the first since 1960.
I never gave much thought to any visit to the White House. I thought it likely that some players would go, some wouldn't. It's the same in any given year. Personally I think I would go, I mean, come on. It's the White House. How often do you get a chance to visit? This has nothing with the current president.