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DIESELMAN
06-02-2006, 03:26 PM
June 2, 2006
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

WASHINGTON -- The White House echoed with chants of "Here we go Steelers! Here we go!" on Friday as President Bush recognized the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

"It sounds like some people have been drinking some Iron City beer here," Bush joked after walking into the East Room, where the team was assembled.

"I was a Texas Cowboy fan, you know, Dallas Cowboy fan," Bush told them. "It's kind of hard for me to admit, but the Steeler franchise is one of the really great franchises in football history."

The team gave Bush a jersey emblazoned with "43" to represent Bush's position in presidential history, and a football signed by team members. The president threw a short pass to Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward, joked with players and said Vice President Dick Cheney asked him to get some tips on the trademark scowl that Steelers coach Bill Cowher often wears on the sidelines.

"They may have some interesting characters on the team, but one thing the Pittsburgh Steelers learned to do was play as a unit, and that's why you're standing right here," Bush said.

About halfway through the season, some people were counting the Steelers out, Bush said.

"They said you didn't have a chance," Bush deadpanned. "I kind of know the feeling."

Suitanim
06-02-2006, 04:17 PM
You know, even Hillary Clinton has admitted that she likes Bush as a person, saying he's pretty warm, charming and likeable...I just wish everyone else could learn how to seperate politics from the person.

Apparently Smith and Tuman are big fans...

http://media3.steelers.com/article/64604/

Smith and Tuman thrilled to be headed to the White House

83-Steelers-43
06-02-2006, 04:41 PM
Clips of the trip:

Bush on Rooney: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/9313031/index.html

On Steelers character: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/9313031/index.html

Bush congradulates Steelers: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/9313031/index.html

BB2W
06-02-2006, 04:59 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/20060603wap_bush_jersey_widePJ_450.jpg

link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/06/20060602-4.html

tony hipchest
06-02-2006, 05:06 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/20060603wap_bush_jersey_widePJ_450.jpg

link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/06/20060602-4.html

is that porter in the background disrespecting the president by wearing dark sunglasses? :rolleyes: or just a secret service agent?

great picture. everyone looks sharp in their suits. proud day to be a steelerfan and even prouder to be a steeler.

anyone know if president bush started a "we dey" chant? :sofunny:

Ambridge
06-02-2006, 05:20 PM
[QUOTE=BB2W]http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/20060603wap_bush_jersey_widePJ_450.jpg

President Bush has hijacked Troy's jersey. :cool:

I thought someone would have told Joey not to wear the shades and that he looks like an ass with them on.

tony hipchest
06-02-2006, 05:28 PM
c'mon! our man joey is straight up pimpin'. hes got the presidents back and dont want anyone to know hes watching them just like a good s.s. agent.

thanks for the links 83-steelers. bush, ever the diplomat and great sport, announces how much he was looking forward to seeing joey and goes back there to shake his hand. great stuff.

Suitanim
06-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Everyone on that team should be kissing Bush's ass...his tax cuts collectively saved them literally millions (So that they can reinvest the money back into the economy, of course).

BB2W
06-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Joey does look like a secret service agent, here is the rest of the pictures...

link: http://www.post-gazette.com/steelersphoto/photos_bygallery.asp?special=25213&x=12&y=8

tony hipchest
06-02-2006, 06:05 PM
(So that they can reinvest the money back into the economy, of course). or buy bigger diamonds, s.u.v's, and rims for their whips.

Black@Gold Forever32
06-02-2006, 06:10 PM
c'mon! our man joey is straight up pimpin'. hes got the presidents back and dont want anyone to know hes watching them just like a good s.s. agent.

thanks for the links 83-steelers. bush, ever the diplomat and great sport, announces how much he was looking forward to seeing joey and goes back there to shake his hand. great stuff.

In that picture Joey with those sunglasses on looks like Kanye West. Of course Kanye after Hurricane Katrina made news by saying "George Bush doesn't care about black people".

Suitanim
06-02-2006, 06:13 PM
or buy bigger diamonds, s.u.v's, and rims for their whips.

Hate to go all macro-economical on you, but that's EXACTLY how it works...all that money gets pumped back into our economy.

tony hipchest
06-02-2006, 06:16 PM
Hate to go all macro-economical on you, but that's EXACTLY how it works...all that money gets pumped back into our economy. or korea's economy (see what hines did with his mil). but yes, i know how trickle down economics works, and im trying to keep this thread as light as possible. and i wont even get into the economics of the diamond trade.

Suitanim
06-02-2006, 06:20 PM
Hey, some car salesman makes a $1500 commission on that Escalade sale and drops $1200 at the titty bar, which transaltes into a $200 tip for his favorite dancer, who spends all $200 at Giant Eagle to feed her 2 kids the next day, and...well, you see what I mean...

Ambridge
06-02-2006, 06:25 PM
Anyone know if Kimo and Randle El were extended Obligatory invitations to go to the White House since they were part of the team??

Ambridge
06-02-2006, 06:29 PM
Hey, some car salesman makes a $1500 commission on that Escalade sale and drops $1200 at the titty bar, which transaltes into a $200 tip for his favorite dancer, who spends all $200 at Giant Eagle to feed her 2 kids the next day, and...well, you see what I mean...

No! The $200 puts her over the top so she can go and get her long awaited boob job.
Priorities first.

Black@Gold Forever32
06-02-2006, 06:29 PM
Anyone know if Kimo and Randle El were extended Obligatory invitations to go to the White House since they were part of the team??

Kemo, Chris Hope and Willie Williams were there today at the White House. I didn't hear if El or Tommy Turnover were there though.

tony hipchest
06-02-2006, 06:30 PM
Hey, some car salesman makes a $1500 commission on that Escalade sale and drops $1200 at the titty bar, which transaltes into a $200 tip for his favorite dancer, who spends all $200 at Giant Eagle to feed her 2 kids the next day, and...well, you see what I mean...sounds great! on paper. it would sound even better if gas werent 3 bucks a gallon being purchased from middle eastern nations.

and we all know the stripper is most likely to spend that $200 bucks to support her drug habit which indirectly supports terrorism. this can be spun either way.

but the point is joey is a pimp, a superbowl champ, and he WONT be kissing anyones ass. although he will remain respectful cause he is a true steeler and the face of the steelers. i see joey working- he got the commander in chief's attention, got mentionned by the prez, and got a handshake out of the deal. he would be a great promoter.

tony hipchest
06-02-2006, 10:00 PM
in prophetic fashion the soundbite of GW saying he cant wait to see porters new dance leads off the late edition of sportscenter.

Ambridge
06-02-2006, 10:23 PM
I find it kind of pathetic the President is hosting the Superbowl Champs at the White House today but the NFL Network chooses to lead off their evening show "Total Access" covering the Terrell Owens media circus down in Dallas.
The same thing for NFL .com!! The White House visit is a side article.

3 to be 4
06-02-2006, 11:44 PM
You know, even Hillary Clinton has admitted that she likes Bush as a person, saying he's pretty warm, charming and likeable...I just wish everyone else could learn how to seperate politics from the person.

Apparently Smith and Tuman are big fans...

http://media3.steelers.com/article/64604/

Smith and Tuman thrilled to be headed to the White House


I agree. As just a person, i think Bush is very likable. As a President, hes a ****ing *******.

MattsMe
06-03-2006, 12:51 AM
I find it kind of pathetic the President is hosting the Superbowl Champs at the White House today but the NFL Network chooses to lead off their evening show "Total Access" covering the Terrell Owens media circus down in Dallas.
The same thing for NFL .com!! The White House visit is a side article.


That's because the media ignores us, we're always disrespected! Just because we're in Seattle we...oh...wait...nevermind.

Livinginthe past
06-03-2006, 07:04 AM
I agree. As just a person, i think Bush is very likable. As a President, hes a ****ing *******.

I would say you did a pretty decent job of seperating the man from the President there. :sofunny:

NM

Hines86Ward
06-03-2006, 07:33 AM
Kemo, Chris Hope and Willie Williams were there today at the White House. I didn't hear if El or Tommy Turnover were there though.

I saw Randle El & Willie Williams, but I didn't see Maddox, Kimo, or Hope...

83-Steelers-43
06-03-2006, 08:11 AM
I saw El and Kimo, but did not see Maddox or Hope.

Atlanta Dan
06-03-2006, 08:29 AM
I saw El and Kimo, but did not see Maddox or Hope.

I assume Tommy Turnover is waiting to appear at the White House next year in his proper role as the starting QB for the SB champ :)

tony hipchest
06-03-2006, 11:07 AM
for those who didnt get to see one of the greatest presidential speeches ever, forget about the emancipation proclomation or kennedy imploring us to ask not what your country can do for you, heres the text to bush's finest work yet:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06153/695270-66.stm

BlitzburghRockCity
06-03-2006, 08:25 PM
I saw Randle El & Willie Williams, but I didn't see Maddox, Kimo, or Hope...


I didnt read the articles fully yet, but yeah El was there...surprising if Kimo, and Tommy wouldnt have went too.

I think I saw Hope in one of the pics but i'll have to double check.

Jimmy James
06-03-2006, 09:10 PM
I have to applaud those players who saw fit to go visit Walter Reed to lift the spirits of the troops recovering there. That was classy.

3 to be 4
06-03-2006, 10:28 PM
You know, I used to be in baseball, and I know the ability of an owner to affect the culture of the team, to be able to instill the habits necessary to win.

http://www.planetvids.com/html/Bush-Caught-Picking-His-Nose.html

BB2W
06-04-2006, 11:07 AM
Interesting read on the Presidential jersey and other gifts...

link: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/sports/14738064.htm

tony hipchest
06-04-2006, 11:32 AM
i wonder if he will put the autographed football on e-bay?

DACEB
05-18-2009, 07:04 PM
james doesn't owe anyone anything. lol , it kills me how people are reading so much into this. it's sad that some are calling out the man's intelligence simply because his position is different from their own!