The Pittsburgh Steelers will be visiting the White House and meeting Steelers' fan, President Barack Obama, as reigning Super Bowl Champions have done for years as part of the tradition. However, one player who will not be joining them is Steelers linebacker and NFL Defensive MVP James Harrison.
Harrrison was interviewed the other day and had this to say about the visit:
"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.
Yes James, you are correct there, as the winning team in all the major professional and college sports get the photo op of attending and presenting the President with the ceremonial team jersey when they WIN the game.
When the Steelers won the Super Bowl in 2006, Harrison did not attend the team's visit to the White House then as well. Perhaps it has nothing to do with what he said, and maybe he is just not a fan of politics. Maybe Harrison lost more than just his wind when he returned that interception for a TD at the end of the fiest half in this year's Super Bowl. Then again, perhaps he is just not as smart of a guy off the field as he appears to be when on it.
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