ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton initially took a back seat to his successor during the national anthem at the NCAA championship game.

But once the game began, Clinton and former President George W. Bush gathered in the same row and sat next to each other in the luxury box belonging to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at AT&T Stadium. They laughed while their images were being shown on the giant stadium video boards, and drew applause from the crowd during a break in the first half.

Former presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush watch action between Connecticut and Kentucky during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Former first lady Laura Bush was also in attendance for the title game between Kentucky and Connecticut. Both former presidents are noted sports fans, and Bush, is a regular attendee at Texas sporting events.

Then there’s this photo of everyone else sitting near the two former presidents:

From center left, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush as well as Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, second from top left, watch action between Connecticut and Kentucky during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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