James Harrison Doesn’t Get It, Grant Hill Does
I can somewhat see James Harrison’s snub of President George Bush when the Steelers beat the Seahawks in 2006. President Bush was not the most popular guy, and I can understand if he disagreed with his policies and chose to make a political statement by staying home.
This time around though, I don’t get it. President Obama isn’t the face of this War. In fact, he hasn’t been in office long enough that the honeymoon phase has even wore off. Harrison’s reasoning is childish at best. He is quoted as saying “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 would’ve invited Arizona if they had won. It’s not that big a deal to me.” I’m sorry James, but there are such things as tradition. The President is a pretty busy man I gather. He doesn’t have time, nor would I want him, to entertain every team in every sport. It is an honor, that is bestowed upon the team that wins its respective champion. John McCain did not win the election. Do you think the Steelers are going to visit him?
Here’s the ESPN video:
Grant Hill, while filling in for Mike Golic on the Mike & Mike Show, expressed his displeasure with Harrison by saying “I’m ashamed…It’s an honor. It’s a team event. For him not to want to go, I just don’t get it….That’s sad.” Good for you Grant.
Check out USA Today’s Game On! blog for a couple of funny reasons why Harrison won’t make the trip.