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Old 05-15-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default NObama: Steelers' Harrison Says He'll Skip White House Visit

NObama: Steelers' Harrison Says He'll Skip White House Visit
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POSTED: 11:41 pm EDT May 15, 2009
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PITTSBURGH -- When the Super Bowl XLIII champion Pittsburgh Steelers make their trip to the White House Thursday, one of the players largely responsible for their victory over the Arizona Cardinals says he won't be attending.

Linebacker James Harrison said he'll pass on the invite from President Barack Obama.

WTAE Channel 4 Action News anchor Andrew Stockey caught up with the NFL Defensive Player of the Year at Friday's Legends for Charity Gala hosted by University of Pittsburgh head football coach Dave Wannstedt.

"This is how I feel -- if you want to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, invite us when we don't win the Super Bowl. As far as I'm concerned, he [Obama] would've invited Arizona if they had won," said Harrison.

Harrison also skipped the Steelers' visit to the White House in 2006 following their victory in Super Bowl XL.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: NObama: Steelers' Harrison Says He'll Skip White House Visit

Can't say I really blame Harrison. To me, these things have always seemed forced and disingenuous. I'm much more looking forward to the unveiling of the SB XLIII ring and the ceremony surrounding that, personally.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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I don't know, when the president invites you, you go.
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I don't know, when the president invites you, you go.
I have to agree. It is a great honor, not matter which individual or party is holding the office at the time, when you invited by the President to the White House.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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I don't know, when the president invites you, you go.
but the president isn't inviting you"him".. he is inviting the team... and it's been tradition for a while and not like this came out of the blue..
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Default Re: NObama: Steelers' Harrison Says He'll Skip White House Visit

i dont get it.

i feel that if you get an invite to the white house, you almost have a nationalistic obligation to attend.

personally, i would never pass on the honor and opportunity.

but i do get that james is too cool for school, and probably woulda turned down a trip to disneyworld had he been named SB MVP.

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chuck norris doesnt make trips to go see the president. the president makes appointments in hopes of coming to see him.
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But it is like Harrison said - if the Cards would have won, they'd have gotten the invite instead. I just fail to see the point, other than a photo op.
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I just fail to see the point, other than a photo op.
And we saw what happened with the last photo op they tried to pull off in the New York sky.
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But it is like Harrison said - if the Cards would have won, they'd have gotten the invite instead. I just fail to see the point, other than a photo op.

Yeah, this definitely isn't a politics thing for Harrison.

I gotta agree with Tony. You go, you respect the office. If he wants a photo op... he gets it. It isn't like the president is doing something new here.

Least James didn't start talking about wanting his money back!!!
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Yeah Jimmie You gotta stick to your heart.....it is never wrong.......You blow me away with this stance........I feel you got alot to teach people.......I would not take it personally if I were the Prez.........I would take it as an honor......It would make me feel like any other ordinary person which he actually is........God bless our freedoms and this ones yours and I am 100% behind you cause it is your right to have.........Start working on your new moves to unleash this year on those o-tackles cause we all got things to learn........Keep trying new things.....You'll find em..........Peace out.........

ps.......This was my favorite tackle ever...........


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