18 May 2009

And the Asshat Award Goes to...

...Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison, NFL defensive MVP and Super Bowl champ. Sportswriter Chris Chase fills us in:

On Thursday, President Obama will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House to honor the team for its recent Super Bowl victory. But, just like in 2006 when the Steelers had a post-title meeting with George W. Bush, defensive MVP (and Super Bowl hero) James Harrison won't be in attendance. But he has a good reason:

"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 [Obama] would've invited Arizona if they had won."

You know what? Let's make this one a Double Asshat Award. It's just that stupid.

Read the rest of the article here. (and read the article comments if you need yet more asshattery in your day).


Mark said...

Apparently it's not political if he did the same thing to Bush.

He just thinks the president should invite over the Steelers if they win or go 0-16.

Does he feel the same way about getting a Superbowl ring?

"They're just giving us that ring because we won the game, not because we're the Steelers."

Wes said...

Wow. That's the kind of logic you'd expect to see from Ocho Cinco.


Mark said...

Now he's claiming that he's afraid to fly (he bikes to all NFL games) and that the White House is in the bad part of D.C. Seriously.