The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots visited the White House in Washington D.C. and were honored by President Obama on Thursday afternoon.

QB Tom Brady was a no-show due to a family commitment. Brady attended the three previous Super Bowl White House ceremonies.

The president did drop a deflate-gate line during the ceremony saying "I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town, I was worried 11 of 12 of them would fall flat..."