Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Grumpy old men

The 72 team *finally* gets its due as champions, with a trip to the Whitehouse to celebrate their achievement.

It didn't happen after the 72 season, at least in part, because the Nixon administration was involved in a few little things like, I dunno, watergate.

And it just didn't come together after that. But now the time has come and apparently all the living team members will be in attendance.

Except for Manny Fernandez, Jim Langer (who is heavily political), and Bob Keuchenberg.

Look their politics is what it is. But wtf? You don't take advantage of an opportunity to visit the office? Forget about the person and what you think about his politics.

This is an honor. Maybe Kooch does just need a hug after all. His comments and insistence that he can't / won't go only underscores his grumpiness.

Kudos to those who get it. And enjoy!!

If you want to watch it, you can go to whitehouse.gov/live around 2pm.

4 comments:

  1. Love the 72 Dolphins and I applaude all three for not going to the White house - sacrificing the so-called honor for patriotism. This event has nothing to do with honor - unfortunately this is a calculated political event with a political purpose in mind. There are some things much greater than politics, that are worth boycotting for. Unfortunately David, you are drinking the Obama koolaid and can't see what is happening to our once great and noble country, and therefore, you just don't "get it." Kudos to Fernandez, Langer, and Keuchenberg.

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  3. That may be the dumbest comment I've seen all day. If, as you say, this was about politics then why did Steve Ross go? He wasn't the owner in 1972, and he graciously offered Tim Robbie the chance to come. So he could have not shown up.

    And yet there he was. Front and center. Smiling, shaking hands, and posing for pictures. With the president. A man he doesn't like for political reasons.

    Ross, of course, is a staunch R. And he was the single largest contributor to the Romney campaign among sports owners.

    That showed some class, dignity, and respect for the office. And for the honor of what is now his team.

    I admit I'm not a fan of Ross, but he earned some of my respect for doing the right thing.

    Puh-leaz. This was not about politics. This was about a long overdue honor. This is about sports. Yeah Obama happens to be sports fan but so what?

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  4. I'm glad there are some Dolphins on the team with a sense of reality and who are not fake. Who would want to make nicey nicey with an evil man that is destroying our country by design?

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