James Harrison: I Got Better Things To Do, Obama, You Front-Runner!

Ian PhilipAnalyst IIIMay 18, 2009

WASHINGTON - JUNE 02:  U.S. President George W. Bush delivers remarks while welcoming the Superbowl XL campions Pittsburgh Steelers, including Superbowl MVP Hines Ward (R), in the East Room of the White House June 2, 2006 in Washington, DC. The Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Superbowl XL.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Well, well, well, NFL Defensive MDP (most dumbest player) James Harrison has taken his stand and will not be visiting the President of the United States with the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

This has to be the single stupidest dumb jock line of the year:

"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 [President Barack Obama] would've invited Arizona [to the White House] if they had won." - James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers

How about this:

"This is how I feel; if you want to give the Pittsburgh Steelers the Lombardi Trophy, give it to us when we don't win the Super Bowl.  As far as I'm concerned, they [the NFL] would have presented Arizona with the Lombardi Trophy if they had won."

What an idiot!  The President of the United States invites the Super Bowl Champion to the White House every year. 

What's the real reason? My guess is that Harrison is young, rich, and full of himself.  He doesn't believe anyone is better than he is (not saying anyone is) and doesn't respect the honor of meeting the President of the United States like most of us do. 

Mr. Harrison did not visit President George W. Bush after the last Steelers championship run either.

On the other hand, the media and non-Steelers fans don't drool over the Steelers like some of the other top teams in the league, so maybe this is Harrison's way of thumbing his nose at the world. 

Either way, that is simply one of the stupidest comments I've ever read.  So let me end this with one of my own. 

Would the Steelers even have won the Super Bowl if New England and San Diego had not been hampered by injuries? 

Answer:  Doesn't matter.  They won.