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Old 02-06-2018, 11:27 AM   #1156
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It will be interesting to see if Trump continues the "tradition" of inviting the Super Bowl champs to the White House.
That tradition is bonafide, so you can drop the quotes

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The tradition of sports teams visiting the White House dates to at least Aug. 30, 1865, when President Andrew Johnson welcomed the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals amateur baseball clubs. Ulysses S. Grant played host to the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, in 1869. The first World Series championship team feted at the White House is believed to be the 1924 Washington Senators, who visited Calvin Coolidge at the executive residence the following year.

John F. Kennedy was the first president to welcome the NBA champions, when the Boston Celtics visited in January 1963, and the Indiana University men's basketball team is believed to be the first NCAA champion to visit the White House when it was hosted by Gerald Ford in April 1976.
It was a short trip for the 1924 World Series champion Washington Senators to visit the White House. Griffith Park, the Senators' home field, stood about two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Courtesy Library of Congress

The first Super Bowl champion to visit was the Pittsburgh Steelers, who joined the World Series-winning Pittsburgh Pirates in a dual ceremony with Jimmy Carter in February 1980.

It was Ronald Reagan, however, who made the practice of honoring championship teams at the White House a regular occurrence. Reagan had a cooler full of popcorn dumped on him by New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson, evoking the team's famous Gatorade celebration, in February 1987. The following year, Reagan threw a pass to Washington wide receiver Ricky Sanders.

The Pittsburgh Penguins became the first Stanley Cup champion to visit when they met George H.W. Bush in June 1991.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:29 AM   #1157
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Nobody cares if Trump invites them or not...nobody cares if he does invite them and they don't show up...nobody cares about useless stuff like this.

Except yentas...they care.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:38 AM   #1158
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That tradition is bonafide, so you can drop the quotes
What about the "tradition" of players accepting invitations to the White House? Is breaking that tradition cause for national concern?
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:38 AM   #1159
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Speaking of which, apparently it has become a "tradition" for the POTUS to sit down for an interview before the game on the network that is broadcasting the SB. GWB started it, and Obama also did it every year.

Trump declined this year, since the game was on NBC, and he couldn't get a guarantee of nothing but softballs..
Hmm, so, GWB and Obama were guaranteed "nothing but softballs"?

The way I read your 'statement' is that GWB and Obama were guaranteed "nothing but softballs" and, therefore, sat for an interview, and that Trump couldn't get the same guarantee so he declined. Shouldn't Trump have been afforded the same courtesy?

BTW, do you have a source for your statement as to why Trump declined the interview; your version, that is?
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What about the "tradition" of players accepting invitations to the White House? Is breaking that tradition cause for national concern?
You seem to think that discussion should be limited to issues of "national concern", and "high crimes", etc. You've made the comment more than once.

I don't get your point. Did you hold yourself to the same standard when criticizing and mocking Obama and Hillary? Not to mention your own critiquing of Trump?
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You seem to think that discussion should be limited to issues of "national concern", and "high crimes", etc. You've made the comment more than once.
And you took it all literally?

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Hmm, so, GWB and Obama were guaranteed "nothing but softballs"?

The way I read your 'statement' is that GWB and Obama were guaranteed "nothing but softballs" and, therefore, sat for an interview, and that Trump couldn't get the same guarantee so he declined. Shouldn't Trump have been afforded the same courtesy?
Am I supposed to address your convoluted logic?

The other presidents got no such guarantees, they sat for "regular" interviews, regardless of which network was conducting it.

There are plenty of stories out there pointing to Trump's poor relationship with NBC and unwillingness to sit for a standard interview as his reason for declining the invitation.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...interview.html
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Am I supposed to address your convoluted logic?

The other presidents got no such guarantees, they sat for "regular" interviews, regardless of which network was conducting it.

There are plenty of stories out there pointing to Trump's poor relationship with NBC and unwillingness to sit for a standard interview as his reason for declining the invitation.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...interview.html
Convoluted schmuck response, you schmucked up your dumbassed answer again.
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Nobody cares if Trump invites them or not...nobody cares if he does invite them and they don't show up...nobody cares about useless stuff like this.

Judging by the reactions of c0nserviturds in the comments section on local news pages, you'd think these Eagles players had murdered a small child or something.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:39 PM   #1165
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Wow, Dany....talk about reaching!
Is the the best you can come up with?
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Careful PA will jump on you for bald-shaming chubby. It's bad enough he thought I fat-shammed the prez for simply posting an un-photoshopped pic of the very fat, very bald man leading the free world.
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posting an un-photoshopped pic of the very fat, very bald man leading the free world.
I want it on the record that I dispute the accuracy
of the remark that he is "leading the free world"
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Oops. I got confused listening to his grandiose claims on the size of his button, crowds and hands.
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He is leading the free world that matters.

hcap, be nice, maybe he will let you ride on one of his tanks in the
big parade. I hear he is planning on going right by horsey's house!
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