Skip to comments.AL HAMNIK: NFL great Bob Kuechenberg makes his point with White House snub
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.
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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.
I guess liberal arts schools like Hobart used to teach good stuff.
If I was invited I would not go where America’s children are not allowed to. Good for Big K!
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.”
He attended college at Notre Dame.
Don’t know the writer - wonder if he said the same vis Tim thomas
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.
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.
Sorry, dont like it. Didnt like MJ snubbing GHW Bush, and I dont like this. I dont respect the man but I do respect the office. Go, smile and show you have more class than Pres. Obama and his followers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He could use a piece of someone’s mind. His is basically empty. He is defiling the office.