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Dustin Penner Has No Issues with White House

 

As you probably know, one of the perks of winning a championship within your respective sport is the opportunity to meet the President at the White House.

But in recent years, more and more athletes have skipped out on the opportunity, including former Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas in 2012.

Thomas made it clear that his politics didn’t match up with President Barack Obama, releasing a statement saying he felt the federal government has grown out of control and was threatening the rights of the American people.

Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner managed to take a jab at Thomas on Twitter prior to the team meeting President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. Based on some of the tweets from the official Los Angeles Kings account, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Penner has a sense of humor when it comes to this topic.

Also taking part in the festivities at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue were the Los Angeles Galaxy, who returned for a second straight year after winning the 2012 MLS Cup.

Not a bad day for Southern California teams in the District.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

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Los Angeles Galaxy Moving to Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable has snagged its second local team for their upcoming regional sports channels, signing a reported 10-year, $55 million deal for the broadcast rights to the Los Angeles Galaxy, according to the Los Angeles Times. A press conference is expected Friday at L.A. Live.

The Galaxy, who are preparing for the Major League Soccer championship this Sunday at Home Depot Center, never produced impressive ratings on Fox Sports West, topping out at 16,000 homes.

However it was practically a bargain for Fox, who reportedly paid $300,000 to $500,000 a year for the Galaxy’s broadcast rights.

The Galaxy will join the Los Angeles Lakers on Time Warner Cable. Earlier this year, the Lakers signed a 20-year deal with the cable giant, starting with the 2012-13 NBA season.

Next up for Time Warner could be the Los Angeles Dodgers, as they are considering placing a bid for the team’s media rights.