`Rabbit Ears’ Has Huskies Drawing National Attention

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University of Connecticut Huskies basketball center Stefanie Dolson, top left, give the 'bunny ears' to President Barack Obama as he poses for photo with the team during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, where the president honored their 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship win. Also seen, from top left, Breanna Stewart, Kiah Stokes, bottom left, Caroline Doty, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kelly Faris. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

University of Connecticut Huskies basketball center Stefanie Dolson, top left, give the ‘bunny ears’ to President Barack Obama as he poses for photo with the team during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, where the president honored their 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship win. Also seen, from top left, Breanna Stewart, Kiah Stokes, bottom left, Caroline Doty, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kelly Faris. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

UConn was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday for winning their NCAA record-tying eighth national championship in April. The ceremony was memorable for the Huskies. It was also memorable for the playful, good-natured actions of senior All-American Stefanie Dolson and junior Kiah Stokes.

Near the end of the event in the East Room, Dolson and Stokes flashed “rabbit ears’’ behind Obama’s head with their fingers as he posed with the Huskies for a group picture. This fun moment has drawn national attention as UConn has been contacted today by several national news syndicates, including CNN, the Today Show, Inside Edition, Yahoo! and Scripps.

Here is how it went down: As cameras were flashing Obama quipped to the players behind him on the stage, “Alright, no rabbit ears now.’’ Everyone laughed and after a moment he exclaimed, “OK, you can go ahead (with the rabbit ears).’’ Dolson and Stokes, both fun-loving by nature, simply could not resist capitalizing on this rare opportunity.

You can check it out on this YouTube video (below).

At the 8:14 mark Obama says, “No rabbit ears.’’

At 8:23 Dolson says, “I’m going to do it …’’

At 8:24 Obama says, “OK, go ahead.’’

Rich

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4 Responses

  1. DMR says:

    He’s a dad and a pretty good one at that. I’m sure he has enough of a sense of humor to not get offended.

  2. Anna says:

    Incredibly inappropriate show of disrespect. No matter what you think of a president .. show some composure.

  3. Dan from Darien says:

    How stupid and disrespectful.

  4. JHK says:

    No TRUER picture has ever surfaced of him….