View single post by sek69
 Posted: Tue Jan 24th, 2012 04:55 am
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Your team was invited to meet the President. Yes, he has the right not to go, but what does it hurt to suck it up for the brief time you're there with your teammates? Refusing to go and giving some "GUBMINT IN PEOPLUZ BUIZNEZZ TOO MUCH" just makes you look like a knuckle dragging idiot trying to passive-aggressively make some political statement while claiming you aren't.

Guys on ESPN radio had it correct (which is something that doesn't happen often): everyone these days knows their rights, few know their responsibilities.  I think it's kind of silly the President has to meet with seemingly every pro and college team that wins a championship, but it's a tradition, and you'd think someone who plays a sport under intense scrutiny for head injury but still considers fighting a sacred part of their culture would understand that.