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40 Responses to Steelers` James Harrison Passes On White House

  1. Profile photo of SonicSophie
    SonicSophie Female 18-29
    354 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:51 am
    Link: Steelers` James Harrison Passes On White House - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison has the most refreshing attitude on the White House`s empty gesture.
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2009 at 9:15 am
    what a diva.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:16 am
    If Obama asked if I`d like to meet him I`d probably pass too.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2009 at 9:21 am
    Would they have been invited if they hadnt won?
    Doubtfull!

    I think he`s quite right! I doubt he got into the sport for the sole purpose of going to the Whitehouse anyway. On top of that I dont think he has to justify his reason either!

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    ozzfan7727 Male 18-29
    17 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:35 am
    Part of his reason as well was that he went back in 2005 when the Steelers won then so hes already been to the white house
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 19, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Somehow, I doubt that he`ll be invited again.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 am
    Why is a football team being invited to the White House anyway?
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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:04 am
    "Why is a football team being invited to the White House anyway?"

    Every championship team goes to the White House. UNC basketball and the Phillies were just there recently.

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    PSU840 Male 18-29
    78 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:38 am
    Wrong Ozzfan. He refused to visit in 2005 as well.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:39 am
    He seems like a bit of a dick to me.

    "I`m not going because it`s not an invitation to the Steelers, it`s an invitation to whoever wins!"

    Boo hoo.

    It`s a pretty big honour considering that professional sport is essentially just entertainment for the masses, and any given result makes no lasting impact on society or culture. Get over yourself, and be humble enough to accept the honour.

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    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:05 am
    Somebody`s a little full of themselves..
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2009 at 11:15 am
    I`m with you James Harrison. The white house should invite anyone who`s not a winner.

    =D

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:40 am
    I don`t know, this is kind of a refreshing take on sports. I love sports as much as the next person, but christ, it`s just sports--a game--a bunch of huge overpaid guys running into each other. They`re not curing cancer. It`s all a photo op.

    How about inviting teachers from schools that tested above expectations? Makes sense to me.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:42 am
    VV Or ya knnow redesign our school systems to prioritize education over sports.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:56 am
    I agree with him 100%. Although I`d probably still go if invited, that way I`d have a chance to steal some White House silverware or something... besides, it`s a free meal.
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    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Schools put way too much funding into sports. They`re not that important. Get gear and leave it at that, you don`t need a million unecessary items to play baseball. Put some back into the art program! My school`s always running out of supplies and funding, while the sports teams are rolling in cash.
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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    "Or ya knnow redesign our school systems to prioritize education over sports."

    Yeah, Bush did that... it`s called No Child Left Behind, and now we`re left with a bunch of fat lazy kids because schools` funding goes into education and not other things like sports, arts, etc.

    And the kicker is, we`re not any smarter, in general, than we were before... just fatter.

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    Sable_smiles Female 18-29
    16 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    This isn`t refreshing. This is lame. He comes off like a stereotypical overpaid and egocentric professional athlete.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Yes JJXanadu, it`s Bush`s fault. Not quite finished using him as your scapegoat for everything bad yet?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    McGovern1981: It starts with the government.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    @JJXanadu

    Ummm.....so why is it athletes can get a full college college scholarship and those that excede academically get nothing or next to nothing?

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    the reason school sports teams get money is because the schools make money off of the games. The better the team, the better the crowd, then the more tickets, food, and other stuff sold...
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    I was astonished when I first heard about this. I thought of him as a moron.

    But fancy has a really good take on all of this.

    BUT I`m not sure if that`s the sort of reason Harrison had in mind behind all of this.

    It doesn`t help that this guy is my hero.

    I`m stumped. It`s his choice, I guess.

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    gcghost Male 30-39
    168 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    So then, I guess he`ll be returning his Superbowl ring, too since they only gave it to him because they won the championship. What a dummo!
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    "so why is it athletes can get a full college college scholarship and those that excede academically get nothing or next to nothing?"

    McGovern: First of all, football brings in enough for most big schools to cover everything. Second, a good sports program creates pride in a school and increases donations. Even from people that never went there.

    Schools aren`t losing money giving out money for sports scholarships and wouldn`t give out more academic scholarships if they didn`t have an athletics program. They`d just have less money overall.

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    "Put some back into the art program! My school`s always running out of supplies and funding, while the sports teams are rolling in cash."

    emzrok, if you can get people to pay to watch you draw a picture, then you`d have all the money you need.

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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1589 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    If he were white, they`d be calling him racist.
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    reidcook1000 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    um, thats exactly why you`re invited. cuz u earned it by doing something awesome. think it through there, genius.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3299 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    yeah dude, without Football programs there wouldnt be womens lacrosse, but it doesnt take the fact that he is fudgen stupid. wtf is his problem. Its like an honor to go to the white house. they dont have to I am a pretty pretty little girling invite you.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    *Sneaks a nod of agreement at HarryBalszak, then looks away quickly.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    HarryBalszak - you`re the only one making this about race. Apparently he refused to go in 2005 as well, when Bush was in power, so it`s clearly nothing to do with race, or indeed political affiliation.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    wtg james harrison on refusing what is an empty gesture from a government that has better things to do than this.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    It`s really because, in true Steelers fashion, he didn`t earn a Superbowl win therefore he didn`t earn a trip to the White House. Yes, even now I`m insisting that the Steelers were handed the Lombardi trophy when the Cardinals really won that game.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    The government shouldn`t be involved with sports. Maybe local politics building stadiums, or the federal government allotting special funds for sport encouragement but not using the high place to meet and mingle with sport celebrities. It`s not their job.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    ElDavo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi1npkqif...

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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 4:01 am
    I would have better things to do...like SPEND MY MONEY!!!
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    twicks Male 18-29
    29 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Eff everyone who disagrees with Harrison`s decision. I`m from Pittsburgh and I support him only because he`s right. Obama invited the Red Socks or whoever before and they didn`t win anything. The only reason he wants to see them is because he won. Well screw Obama.

    And ElDavo: don`t be a poor loser.

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    gamerx47 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    ahahaha, Eldavo, i would love to see the game you watched...
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    skite111 Male 30-39
    99 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    He makes no sence at all. YES he is being invited BECAUSE he won. Why would they invite the team that came in third? Take advantage of a once in a lifetime oportunity and go to the White House.....moron.

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