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KCChiefsMan
05-18-2009, 12:48 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Mr-Harrison-isn-t-going-to-Washington-Steeler-?urn=nfl,163886


On Thursday, President Obama will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House to honor the team for its recent Super Bowl victory. But, just like in 2006 when the Steelers had a post-title meeting with George W. Bush, defensive MVP (and Super Bowl hero) James Harrison won't be in attendance. But he has a good reason:

"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."

Usually, when a sentence begins with "as far as I'm concerned," it ends with an opinion, not an incontrovertible fact. Harrison's comment is akin to saying, "As far as I'm concerned, George Washington was the first president."

Of course the Cards would have received the White House invite if they had won. Winners get to go meet the president, losers don't. They also get the trophy, the parade and those hats that say "Super Bowl champs". I don't think James Harrison(notes) turned down any of those things, which makes his refusal to go to the White House a tad hypocritical.

When Harrison won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award, he didn't decline and say, "As far as he was concerned, they would've given this award to someone else if they had had a better defensive season." And when he scored that touchdown in the Super Bowl after returning an interception 100 yards, I'm pretty sure Harrison didn't tell the ref to take the points of the board because, as far as he was concerned, if Larry Fitzgerald(notes) had caught him, he wouldn't have scored.

As far as I'm concerned, James Harrison is sort of a fool. If he doesn't want to go to the White House, fine. (Although I can't imagine why anybody wouldn't want to meet the President of the United States.) But don't make a lame excuse in an attempt to justify your decision. Leave that for NFL refeeres.

KCChiefsMan
05-18-2009, 12:52 AM
Now I can understand if you didn't like him, but to not go because the Cardinals would have went if they would have won is just retarded

BCD
05-18-2009, 01:00 AM
"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."No shit, dumbass. This is kinda how it works.

InChiefsHell
05-18-2009, 05:15 AM
What a complete ignoramus. You've accomplished something notable, and are therefore invited to the friggin' White House...and you don't go because you figure had you not accomplished this feat, the White House wouldn't have invited you...

...just...wow...

I wonder if anyone has challenged him on this? Meh. Who cares I guess. There are stupid millionaires all over the place.

I didn't vote for Obama. I'm an outspoken critic. But if I got an invite by the POTUS to come to the White House...you betcher ass I'm showing up...

Hog Farmer
05-18-2009, 05:24 AM
Maybe he has a problem being out in public. Some people are like that. Remember Ricky Williams suffered from anxiety and had to wear a helment during an interview. Give the guy a break.

DaKCMan AP
05-18-2009, 05:26 AM
Maybe he has an appointment to beat his girlfriend that day.

Hound333
05-18-2009, 05:38 AM
I am not sure where to go with this one. Just wow....

Coach
05-18-2009, 05:44 AM
I am not sure where to go with this one. Just wow....

Other than the fact that Harrison is a dumbass.

the Talking Can
05-18-2009, 06:12 AM
waterboard him, get over it...

BigRedChief
05-18-2009, 06:43 AM
waterboard him, get over it...ROFL
If Ariozona would have won they would have been invited.:doh!:


Jeeezzz I know some jocks are intellectually challenged but this guy is a poster boy for dumb jocks.

ChiTown
05-18-2009, 07:40 AM
What a fkn retard.

Antifreeze

Mr. Plow
05-18-2009, 07:46 AM
As far as I'm concerned, if I had spent less money I would have more money in the bank.

Nzoner
05-18-2009, 07:51 AM
I don't remember if he made a stupid comment then but it's not like he hasn't said no to going to The White House before.

SNR
05-18-2009, 08:19 AM
So Obama would've wanted to invite the Steelers even if they hadn't won just because they're the Pittsburgh goddamn Steelers?

I hope Harrison dies in a fire.

cmh6476
05-18-2009, 08:30 AM
He didn't like Bush and didn't want to go. If he goes now, he looks like a partisan hack and doesn't want to turn off any fans. I'm sure his agent has something to do with this, he just found an excuse not to go.

ChiefMojo
05-18-2009, 08:36 AM
I'm still scratching my head on this one? What he says makes absolutely no sense. Lastly, regardless how you feel about whomever is in office, it is a chance to go to the freaking White House. It isn't that easy to get to see the White House these days for anyone.

cmh6476
05-18-2009, 08:50 AM
I'm still scratching my head on this one? What he says makes absolutely no sense. Lastly, regardless how you feel about whomever is in office, it is a chance to go to the freaking White House. It isn't that easy to get to see the White House these days for anyone.

yep, I'm one of the staunchest Republicans you'd meet, but yet I still wouldn't turn down an opportunity to visit the White House and meet a Democrat President.

bulldogg
05-18-2009, 08:58 AM
I am not sure he is smart enough after listening to him and his excuses, but regardless of his political views or what his agent told him, he is wasting an opportunity of a lifetime....something you tell your kids and their kids about.

Jilly
05-18-2009, 09:01 AM
How about, "I don't really feel like going, but thanks for the invitation."?

Rain Man
05-18-2009, 09:44 AM
Maybe he's been waging a shadow war against Obama's forces to overthrow the government, and he knows that if he shows up at the White House he'll be captured and his entire plot revealed, leaving his rebel organization in a shambles under the leadership of his dedicated second-in-command, kicker Jeff Reed.

Chiefnj2
05-18-2009, 09:48 AM
James Harrison on Halloween:

"This is how I feel -- if you want candy, invite me to your house and give me candy first. As far as I'm concerned, if it wasn't Halloween, you wouldn't give me candy.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-18-2009, 09:49 AM
How dare the President invite the Super Bowl champs to the White House to honor them for their achievement. Damn liberals.

Demonpenz
05-18-2009, 09:50 AM
I hope lebron dunks on his punk ass once the half court is built. HOT NUTZ PRESIDENT?!?!

Thig Lyfe
05-18-2009, 09:51 AM
http://www.shodor.org/~isinclair/lolwut.jpg

HC_Chief
05-18-2009, 09:52 AM
When Harrison won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award, he didn't decline and say, "As far as he was concerned, they would've given this award to someone else if they had had a better defensive season."

Hehe, that is immediately what I thought when I read his excuse....errr, "reason".

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-18-2009, 09:55 AM
James Harrison has a small flacid penis.

Buck
05-18-2009, 09:56 AM
To me, it look like a leprechaun to me.

HC_Chief
05-18-2009, 09:57 AM
To me, it look like a leprechaun to me.

HA!!! :D

beach tribe
05-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Is keyboard cat too old for Harrison's dumb ass?

vailpass
05-18-2009, 10:05 AM
What's the big deal? Dude doesn't want to accept an invitation and he gives his reasons. Who's to judge?

HC_Chief
05-18-2009, 10:07 AM
What's the big deal? Dude doesn't want to accept an invitation and he gives his reasons. Who's to judge?

Everyone.

And stop judging me, ya prick. :p

DaKCMan AP
05-18-2009, 10:08 AM
What's the big deal? Dude doesn't want to accept an invitation and he gives his reasons. Who's to judge?

What's the big deal? Dude gives a stupid reason for rejecting an invitation and people ridicule him for it. Who's to judge what should or shouldn't be judged?

Pablo
05-18-2009, 10:14 AM
To me, it look like a leprechaun to me.Everyone that see the leprechaun say YEEEEEEAAH.

cdcox
05-18-2009, 10:15 AM
What's the big deal? Dude doesn't want to accept an invitation and he gives his reasons. Who's to judge?

As far as I'm concerned, if he hadn't said something stupid, you wouldn't have to defend him.

RJ
05-18-2009, 10:23 AM
As far as I'm concerned, James Harrison is right.

vailpass
05-18-2009, 10:25 AM
As far as I'm concerned, if he hadn't said something stupid, you wouldn't have to defend him.

AFAIC if every poster in this thread ganged up on James Harrison he still wouldn't need me to defend him.

Douche Baggins
05-18-2009, 10:26 AM
James Harrison is fucking awesome. How many people get a chance to blow off the President in their lifetime?

DaKCMan AP
05-18-2009, 10:45 AM
James Harrison is ****ing awesome. How many people get a chance to blow off the President in their lifetime?

I know you're desperate, but you really want to blow the President?

Douche Baggins
05-18-2009, 10:59 AM
I know you're desperate, but you really want to blow the President?

Worked for Monica.

Pestilence
05-18-2009, 11:14 AM
It's because Obama is black huh......






















Oh wait....

alpha_omega
05-18-2009, 11:42 AM
I never really understood the champion athletes to the white house thing to begin with. Surely, the president has other things to do.

Reaper16
05-18-2009, 11:52 AM
This brightened my morning. How hilariously idiotic of him.

bowener
05-18-2009, 01:04 PM
Oh my god, I was expecting something political or some kind of protest... not retardation.

Cant they sit Harrison down and explain how this, meeting the Pres. and hanging out in the WH, is part of the CHAMPIONSHIP celebration?

Why did he accept the Lombardi trophy, or why did he accept DMVP?

They could have given the trophy to the Cardinals had they won... They could have given DMVP to Ware had the Cowboys not blown....

Jesus, what a fucking idiot.

:shake:

Arsonist
05-18-2009, 01:17 PM
Harrison is just a stupid fuck

vailpass
05-18-2009, 01:34 PM
Harrison was saying "I know I'm not invited because the POTUS wants to see me, I'm only invited because it is a formality to invite the SB winner. If the Cards would have won they would have invited them. It's not like I'm turning down a personal invitation or anything".

This is such a non-story its funny.

Reaper16
05-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Harrison was saying "I know I'm not invited because the POTUS wants to see me, I'm only invited because it is a formality to invite the SB winner. If the Cards would have won they would have invited them. It's not like I'm turning down a personal invitation or anything".

This is such a non-story its funny.
Take note: this post marks the first time that Failpass has defended a black person.

kysirsoze
05-18-2009, 02:25 PM
Take note: this post marks the first time that Failpass has defended a black person.

To be fair he's defending a black person that is sort of taking a shot at another black person. I'd call it a push.

kysirsoze
05-18-2009, 02:26 PM
Oh FTR... Harrison is an idiot.

BigRedChief
05-18-2009, 03:46 PM
I never really understood the champion athletes to the white house thing to begin with. Surely, the president has other things to do.
tradition. Like pardoning that stupid turkey at thanksgiving.

Hoover
05-18-2009, 03:59 PM
He's just a racist teabagger

ClevelandBronco
05-18-2009, 04:10 PM
I wouldn't even be tempted to walk across the street to meet the gentleman.

Rain Man
05-18-2009, 05:03 PM
He's not the only one who won't attend. Reasons why other Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to visit the White House:


Casey Hampton: Washington is obviously biased toward the Redskins.
Ben Roethlisberger: Wanted to go, but called for directions and Biden inadvertently sent him to Area 51's alien technology center.
Charlie Batch: Thought he was allowed to attend only if Roethlisberger got hurt.
Heath Miller: He heard that Obama recently signed a Bill, and has no interest in free agency.
Hines Ward: Disapproves of bicameral legislatures unless they're hot chicks.
Ike Taylor: Heard that there were no corners in the Oval Office, thought he wasn't allowed in.
James Farrier: The White House is located on Pennsylvania Avenue and he has no interest in going to Pennsylvania.
Jeff Reed: Really kind of waiting until the Obama daughters are old enough to go clubbing.
Justin Hartwig: Strong opponent of Bush and has no interest in meeting him.
Lawrence Timmons: Thought he was a Cardinal.
Santonio Holmes: Figured he would just drop by later in the offseason when he wasn't busy, because hey, he's Santonio Holmes.
Troy Polamalu: Angry about president snubbing the Pro Bowl winning team.

InChiefsHell
05-19-2009, 06:51 AM
He's not the only one who won't attend. Reasons why other Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to visit the White House:


Casey Hampton: Washington is obviously biased toward the Redskins.
Ben Roethlisberger: Wanted to go, but called for directions and Biden inadvertently sent him to Area 51's alien technology center.
Charlie Batch: Thought he was allowed to attend only if Roethlisberger got hurt.
Heath Miller: He heard that Obama recently signed a Bill, and has no interest in free agency.
Hines Ward: Disapproves of bicameral legislatures unless they're hot chicks.
Ike Taylor: Heard that there were no corners in the Oval Office, thought he wasn't allowed in.
James Farrier: The White House is located on Pennsylvania Avenue and he has no interest in going to Pennsylvania.
Jeff Reed: Really kind of waiting until the Obama daughters are old enough to go clubbing.
Justin Hartwig: Strong opponent of Bush and has no interest in meeting him.
Lawrence Timmons: Thought he was a Cardinal.
Santonio Holmes: Figured he would just drop by later in the offseason when he wasn't busy, because hey, he's Santonio Holmes.
Troy Polamalu: Angry about president snubbing the Pro Bowl winning team.

ROFL