James Harrison takes the Greg Lloyd "I Wasn't Hired For My Disposition" credo to heart. If you've read "Steeler Nation" you'd know he's been a big nasty angry guy all his life. Going undrafted and being cut numerous times most likely only upped that chip on his shoulder. And the long rumored feud Harrison had with Cowher kept him from getting significant playing time until the Chin left to cheer at Carolina Hurricanes playoff games. Despite all this, only so much of that can excuse Harrison getting all pissy because the president wouldn't have taken a photo with the Steelers had not they lost. Technically, and obtusely, he's correct in saying that Obama would have met with Arizona had they won in Tampa, but to make it seem like that's some sign that POTUS hasn't been in the Steelers corner is downright silly. To recap:
-Obama appeared several times with the Rooneys during the campaign trail, which led the memorable photo up top.
-Obama accepted the game ball from the AFC Championship Game from Dan Rooney.
-Obama publicly stated he was rooting for the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
-Dan Rooney made a point to thank Obama before EVERYONE ELSE upon receiving the Lombardi Trophy
-Obama secretly wishes he could slough this whole president thing off and become an assistant on Mike Tomlin's staff (all the top secret insider sources I still have from The Post have confirmed as much).
So, yeah, Silverback, in a way I like that you still hold petty stupid grudges because it gives me the false impression that your big new contract hasn't made you go soft, but ferchrissakes, take the damn photo with Obama.