President Barack Obama, invited to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame University, mentioned basketball within the first few seconds of his speech.
(From Chris Chase for Yahoo Sports Blog) On Thursday, President Obama will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House to honor the team for its recent Super Bowl victory. But, just like in 2006 when the Steelers had a post-title meeting with George W. Bush, defensive MVP (and Super Bowl hero) James Harrison won’t [...]
(From ThePittsburghChannel.com) Steelers Linebacker Also Skipped 2006 Visit When the Super Bowl XLIII champion Pittsburgh Steelers make their trip to the White House Thursday, one of the players largely responsible for their victory over the Arizona Cardinals says he won’t be attending. Linebacker James Harrison said he’ll pass on the invite from President Barack Obama. [...]
The Steelers will be the first NFL franchise to visit the White House during the Obama administration, and will reunite President Obama with friend Dan Rooney, the Steelers chairman.