Congratulations, James Harrison...President Obama Can Congratulate You Later

Jason McGovernCorrespondent IMay 18, 2009

PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 03:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers shows off the Super Bowl XLIII trophy during a parade on February 3, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It makes sense. President Obama is merely a civil servant working for us, while you, James Harrison, were the Most Valuable Player in the Superbowl. I've often thought if the President of the United States wants to shake my hand, he better be willing to come to my front door.

Why should you be inconvenienced by traveling to the White House to be congratulated by the front running leader of the free world? And if I recall correctly, even though the President was pulling for you and your teammates, he did have the gull to still wish the Cardinals the best.

"I don't feel the need to actually go," you said of the visit with President Obama. "I don't feel like it's that big a deal to me."

You go boy. Tell it how it is!

How many touchdowns has Obama ever had in a Superbowl?

And now, after inking your new contract, you make 21 times his salary. Finally, as Kanye West professed: "Wait 'til I get my money, right...Then you can't tell me nothing, right?"

"If you want to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, invite us when we don't win the Super Bowl," you told Pittsburgh's WTAE-TV. "So as far as I'm concerned he would have invited Arizona if they had won."

No kidding? I think you're on to something with that one James.

As a matter of fact, now that I think about it, I bet the Rooney's wouldn't haven't given you that supersized ring either if you hadn't won the Superbowl.

And the parade thrown by the mayor from Grant St. down to Stanwix St., was this too all just because you won the Superbowl? I assume not, since you did attend that event, otherwise your principles would have led to your boycott of such a fickle event as that too.

Although, there is the possibility that the Prez just really did want to meet you anyways, and it just so happened to be a coincidence that you won the Super Bowl this year. I don't know...I'm just trying to give the President the benefit of the doubt here. Surely, he's not inviting you just because you won it all...wouldn't that be like all those Seattle fans who finally started showing up to Qwest Field waving the 12th man flag only after Seattle got good?

Bandwagoners I tell ya.

Well Mr. President, the James Harrison bandwagon is full, thank you very much!

The nerve of some people. You know, the more I think about what you said James, the more I'm starting to believe you're right...The president probably wouldn't have invited you to one of the most hallowed properties in the world had you lost that game to the Cardinals.

You're like a man-genius or something, always sniffing out people's ulterior motives. When others call you just another moronic, out-of-touch athlete, don't listen to them.

If somebody says you're an example of an over-inflated sense of self importance among athletes, don't let it get to you, it's not true.

And don't worry about me next time I'm trying to defend the NFL to my sports loathing mother-in-law and prove that it is not full of meat heads.

I got your back.