Skip to comments.Penguins: White House Visit Is Not About Politics
Posted on 10/10/2017 3:53:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House on Tuesday as the final moment of celebration for a championship season, not some sort of statement about where they stand on President Donald Trump.
''From my side of things, there's absolutely no politics involved,'' Crosby said Monday. ''Hopefully it stays that way. It's a visit we've done in the past. It's been a good experience. It's not about politics, that's for sure.''
At least, it hasn't been. Yet the Penguins have found themselves unwittingly thrust into the increasingly uncomfortable intersection of politics and sports. Trump has taken aim at NFL players who protest during the national anthem, saying they should be fired. Trump also rescinded a White House invitation to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry after the two-time MVP expressed reservations about going.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan he expects full attendance by his team for the brief ceremony, one the Penguins will make for a second straight year after becoming the first team in nearly two decades to win consecutive Stanley Cups. The Penguins are trying to focus on the reason they've been asked to stop by and nothing more.
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That is how it should be.
He is the president. Much as the media keeps propping up Hillary, as if the election is not over, he is the president.
And the flag represents the nation as it was founded, the constitution, which does not endorse slavery, nor abortion, btw
These people have no clue
Well they’re trying -this Pittsburg team.
So a winning President of a winning country invites them to the White House to celebrate their skill.
It's the chowderheads on the sports teams who say, "Yuck, I don't want to shake his hand - I'm not going" who devolve the whole celebration thing into politics.
Screw those people, and congratulate (and celebrate) these people!
I dont recall this talk when obama was prez -? I resent it now.
>>I dont recall this talk when obama was prez -? I resent it now.<<
I hate to say it, but if I had been on a winning team and invited to the WH — or even if I got a PERSONAL INVITATION — between 2009 and 2016 I would have demurred. I despised him that much. The sight of him disgusted me — moreso his husband, mike.
I can’t fault someone with the same idea just because I like this President.
Can you imagine those amazing Medal of Honor recipients who had to have BO hang that around their necks???
winners aren’t losers
seems odd the guy said they are trying hard to focus on the reason they are going to WH. it’s pretty simple, unless you listen to distractions and have doubts in your own mind.
Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins.
“...And the flag represents the nation as it was founded, the constitution, which does not endorse slavery...”
Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution of 1787 in fact declared that for purposes of representation in Congress, enslaved blacks in a state would be counted as three-fifths of the number of white inhabitants of that state.
Clearly it has been corrected.
>>Can you imagine those amazing Medal of Honor recipients who had to have BO hang that around their necks???<<
I would have just done what I did with my HS diploma: asked them to mail it to me.
From what I understand (I was in Pgh for ~1 year), Pgh is the only major city where every major sports team shares the same color scheme (black/gold). Note: It looks like the USFL Riverhounds also are the same scheme.
Then they should be polite enough to simply stand at attention and snap a salute. He is Commander in Chief and I'm certain he would be polite enough to return the salute. Problem solved.
“The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude...”
That’s the Constitution. The flag represents this, not the original.
Those multi millionaire kuckledraggers in the NFL would be wise to learn that while the league has *any* viewers (or sponsors) left.
Hmmmm, seems I read that one lone penguin player did the idiotic raised fist already this year, we are 3 games into the season. Wondering what that jerk has to say.
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