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  1. #1 Three ’72 Dolphins skip White House visit for political reasons 
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    Well look at this...


    Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:11 AM
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    Three ’72 Dolphins skip White House visit for political reasons

    As a Dolphins fan, I am kind of disgusted by this. This is to celebrate the TEAM, not who they voted for in the last election.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...tical-reasons/

    Former Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, center Jim Langer and defensive tackle Manny Fernandez all told Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel that they don’t want to appear alongside a president whose policies they don’t support.
    Now if W was still POTUS, what would the reaction be???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Well look at this...




    Now if W was still POTUS, what would the reaction be???
    Didn't Michael Jordan diss Bush 41 once? I think he did and the sentiment was that he didn't feel that GHWB was his president. Of course he got a complete pass.
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    It's their right to stay away, if they don't want to go. (I don't suppose anyone will be surprised if I say I've never heard of any of them....)
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    I don't remember whether Jordan went to see Bush 41 or not. If not, it's a childish thing to do, to let politics get in the way of celebrating a championship. The Pistons went to see GHWB when they won in the late 80s. Of course, Laimbeer probably already knew President Bush, being a GOP member himself.
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    Good for them. I wish Congressmen would have that kind of integrity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It's their right to stay away, if they don't want to go. (I don't suppose anyone will be surprised if I say I've never heard of any of them....)
    Not surprised one bit
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    Of course they can decide for themselves to go or not go. Announcing it to the media is just attention whoring.

    JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDK View Post
    Of course they can decide for themselves to go or not go. Announcing it to the media is just attention whoring.

    JMHO.
    Attention whoring is what the '72 Dolphins do. Just ask the 2007 Patriots.
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