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AL HAMNIK: NFL great Bob Kuechenberg makes his point with White House snub
The Times of Northwest Indiana ^ | Al Hamnik

Posted on 08/22/2013 4:05:44 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Bob Kuechenberg has always spoken his mind.

Don't like it? Leave the room.

Some say the former NFL standout and member of the Miami Dolphins undefeated 1972 team is just a grumpy guy who complains about everything. Ex-Dolphin Jason Taylor once quipped, "Bob needs a hug and a hobby."

This much can't be denied: Kuechenberg is one of pro football's greatest players ever at the guard position, starting 176 of 196 career games and winning two Super Bowl championships (VII, VIII). His name was consistently in the Hall of Fame conversation from 2002-09.

On Tuesday, the 1965 Hobart grad and former Notre Dame all-American again made news by avoiding the TV cameras and national spotlight.

President Barack Obama honored nearly three dozen members of the '72 Dolphins – the lone unbeaten team in NFL history – during a ceremony at the White House.

(Excerpt) Read more at nwitimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dolphins; football; kuechenberg; miami; nfl; obama
I met Kuechenberg years ago. He was a non-union member and critical of the NFL Union during the 1982 NFL strike.
1 posted on 08/22/2013 4:05:44 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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2 posted on 08/22/2013 4:07:52 PM PDT by tomkat
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I am glad that Obama had the time free to do something like this. Sometimes we ask just too much of the president.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 4:08:10 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess liberal arts schools like Hobart used to teach good stuff.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 4:13:03 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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How dare someone (try to) snub King Zero. Only scum of the earth would do that!

/s

5 posted on 08/22/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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If I was invited I would not go where America’s children are not allowed to. Good for Big K!


6 posted on 08/22/2013 4:21:55 PM PDT by Lynn
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To: Fair Paul

The Hobart Brickies was his high school team. High School football is very big in the Gary-Calumet Region, or as the locals call it “The Region.”


7 posted on 08/22/2013 4:33:41 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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He attended college at Notre Dame.


8 posted on 08/22/2013 4:34:52 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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Don’t know the writer - wonder if he said the same vis Tim thomas


9 posted on 08/22/2013 4:37:53 PM PDT by major-pelham
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My guess is that the writer penned the article because Kuechenberg is from northwest Indiana. Tim Thomas was born in Michigan.
10 posted on 08/22/2013 4:39:45 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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while Kuch will always be considered one of the best at his position ever,
no one will EVER mistake obammy for one of the greats at his position.
about the worst as i see it.


11 posted on 08/22/2013 4:40:49 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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Not only a great football player on one of the greatest teams ever, but a great American with the guts and integrity to speak out.


12 posted on 08/22/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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Sorry, don’t like it. Didn’t like MJ snubbing GHW Bush, and I don’t like this. I don’t respect the man but I do respect the office. Go, smile and show you have more class than Pres. Obama and his followers.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 6:08:44 PM PDT by deltabean (Born free, die free.)
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Yep, the Brickies were tough, tough customers in Da Region back in the late 80’s / early 90’s. Won their class at least 4 times. Basketball though was where The Region made their name. The Gary and East Chicago systems produced some of the finest high school teams anywhere in the country.


14 posted on 08/22/2013 6:28:55 PM PDT by technically right
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I disagree.

Respect the office?? Yes-—but going to an affair held by a President who does not respect the office and is doing all in his power to turn it into a Monarchy is not respect for the office.


15 posted on 08/22/2013 6:44:13 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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I agree. Pres. Obama is ruling in an illegal and immoral manor. But I don’t like dem athletes disrespecting the offfice and I don’t want our side doing the same.

If tI was invited. I would give the Pres. a piece of my mind.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 6:59:31 PM PDT by deltabean (Born free, die free.)
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I used to babysit for the Kuechenbergs in the early 70s. Also babysat for Tim Foley (CB) and Mike Kolen (LB). They were great people, unlike players these days.


17 posted on 08/22/2013 7:01:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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I would not go anywhere near Obama for any reason. Respect the office? Not any more. The office is just an office. What matters is who occupies the office.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 7:02:55 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: deltabean
Office.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 7:06:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: deltabean

He could use a piece of someone’s mind. His is basically empty. He is defiling the office.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 5:11:41 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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