…and Three Players With Integrity
Winners of 14 regular season and 3 post season games, which included the Superbowl
At last, recognition for of the 1972 Miami Dolphins football team came on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 a long overdue but much deserved honor. It took a phenomenal accomplishment and that was to go undefeated for an entire season; the 1972 Dolphins were the only NFL team to do so, 40 years ago.
The White House never has celebrated a champion like this. Think of it, the ’72 Dolphins are all over 60. There are six inducted Hall of Famers. They aren’t just retired players. They’re retired politicians, doctors, businessmen, a CEO of a Fortune company and the winningest coach of all time.
Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush The Elder, Clinton, and Bush The Younger. Why didn’t they call? Was the phone busy?
However, three of those players did not attend and I give them much credit for their integrity. Cited, as their main reason for not attending was
their disagreement with Barack Hussein Obama’s views.
“We’ve got some real moral compass issues in Washington,” Hall of Fame center Jim Langer said. “I don’t want to be in a room with those people and pretend I’m having a good time. I can’t do that. If that [angers] people, so be it.”
“I’ll just say my views are diametrically opposed to the President’s,” Manny Fernandez, Tackle · Defensive end · Defensive tackle · Defensive lineman said. “Let’s leave it at that. I hope everyone enjoys the trip who goes.”
And former offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg added: “I want to be careful, because Mom said if you have nothing good to say about someone, then don’t say anything,” he told the newspaper. “I don’t have anything good to say about someone. … I just don’t believe in this administration at all. So I don’t belong. Anyone on the left or the right has to respect one man’s opinion.
Earlier this year, another football center who played for the Baltimore Ravens, Matt Birk, did not attend the White House ceremonies for his Super Bowl team because he is against same-sex marriage. There was no desire to meet Obama.
Many people are against the policies Obama and his regime have installed, but you don’t hear of them; the opposing views. Ones who brush against the large fabric of government may fear being scrutinized more closely by the NSA or audited and torn by the, not to be trusted, IRS.
- Three 1972 Dolphins Players Refuse to Attend WH Ceremony (breitbart.com)
- Historic day for 1972 Dolphins (espn.go.com)
- President Obama celebrates 1972 Miami Dolphins in long overdue ceremony (nydailynews.com)
- Three Members of 1972 Dolphins Pull a Tim Thomas, Refuse White House Invite (nesn.com)
- Three of 1972 Dolphins refuse White House invite (cbssports.com)