Posted on December 5, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center is holding its Seventh Annual Gingerbread House Contest in its Bethesda headquarters, and alert reader Cindy Smith Clinton shared this photo of one notable entry — a DC Mall scene featuring Teddy Roosevelt winning a presidents race on the National Mall.
The meticulously decorated gingerbread creation includes the Washington Monument and Capitol Building, with Teddy breaking the tape and 2012 champion George Washington lying in defeat.
Entries are on display in the atrium of the NIH Hatfield Building through the holidays. You can view all the entries, including a replica of Nationals Park, and vote for your favorite here through December 15.
Photo: Cindy Smith Clinton
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Posted on November 9, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy Roosevelt’s unprecedented post-season winning streak apparently doesn’t extend beyond the Nationals Park presidents race, but the Rough Rider’s popularity clearly does.
The University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball team visited the George Mason Patriots Friday night, and the Patriot Center crowd was treated to a dance competition between Nationals racing presidents Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and GMU’s mascot The Patriot.
Teddy drew extended cheers from the Patriot Center crowd, and when The Patriot was declared the winner, booing ensued.
In a basketball shootout that followed, The Patriot tackled Teddy.
Videos courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on October 5, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Still basking in the glow from Wednesday’s historic victory, Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt participated in a live online chat Friday with The Washington Post, and gave an emphatic denial to rumors of his retirement.
“Retirement? RETIREMENT?,” the mascot wrote. “Let me make this clear, I will NOT be retiring anytime soon! The best is YET to come!”
Nats broadcast F.P. Santangelo had speculated about a night of boozing it up on the town in celebration Wednesday, but Teddy tried to put that to bed as well.
“To tell ya the truth, I went home and got some much needed rest.,” he wrote. “…I want to make sure I am ready to go when the Nats come home for NLDS Game 3!”
On his relationships with George, Tom, and Abe:
“We don’t really talk about the racing much. On the field, we are all fierce competitors, but off the field we are good friends.”
Full transcript here.
Photo: The Washington Post
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Posted on July 4, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
One benefit of being a former president for the summer: Security clearance.
For the second year in a row, the Nationals racing presidents joined president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families at the White House, joining other celebrities including country singer Brad Paisley (pictured).
Photo: Washington Nationals
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Posted on May 9, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
The racing presidents accompanied the Washington Nationals to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park this week, marking the fifth straight year the presidents have faced off with Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies.
PNC Park has never been kind to the presidents — particularly Teddy Roosevelt, who famously got leveled there by Potato Pete in 2009.
Perhaps that’s why he and sat out the first race of the series Tuesday night. As George Washington and Abe Lincoln squared off against Jalapeño Hannah and Sauerkraut Sal, Teddy and Thomas Jefferson manned the finish line.
As they always seem to do at home, the pierogies trounced the presidents.
Photo courtesy Joseph Guevara
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Posted on April 11, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
In a warm-up for Thursday’s home season opener at Nationals Park, Nationals racing presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt ran a presidents race for residents Wednesday at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia.
While the residents enjoyed their lunch, George, Tom, and Teddy shot a few rounds of billiards, posed for pictures with the residents, and set up a makeshift course around the facility’s rec room, running what may have been the first presidents race indoor heat.
Abe Lincoln failed to make the appearance, but the absence of his chief nemesis proved no help to Roosevelt, who was clearly saving his energy for the official 2012 campaign.
Photos and video courtesy of the Washington Nationals
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Posted on February 22, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Following Saturday’s racing president auditions, the Washington Nationals took to the road to bring the presidents to New York for their annual appearance at a New York Islanders Presidents Day hockey game at Nassau Coliseum.
Donning ice skates, the four presidents raced around the ice until George slammed Teddy into the visitor’s bench. Teddy retaliated by jumping from the bench into the other three presidents, knocking the entire field to the ice.
Washington was declared the winner. Full video:
Video: NHL Network
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