The ongoing brouhaha regarding Steelers linebacker James Harrison’s preference to be perceived an idiot instead of a coward displays some intriguing similarities to the last time the Steelers took a trip to the White House.
As Harrison has pointed out, no one noticed in 2006 his decision not to travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to 1600 Pensylvania.
Apart from the fact that no one knew who Harrison was at the time, the attention was being focused on former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter.
Before Harrison’s more recent decision not to make the trip became national news, we mentioned Porter’s escapades of three years ago.
In both cases, a high-profile Steelers linebacker made comments that caused a stir and then reacted with frustration to the fact that the comments caused a stir.
The only difference, for now, is that Porter ended up going to the White House. Harrison doesn’t plan to.
But we’ve suddently got a feeling that Harrison will hop into his car and make the drive to D.C. for Thursday’s trip.
Meanwhile, here’s a PFTV segment regarding the situation.