Three Members of 1972 Miami Dolphins Dramatically Reject White House Visit

By Devin O'Barr
1972 Miami Dolphins are honored
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Whenever football fans argue who the best NFL team of all time is, the 1972 Miami Dolphins are mentioned at least once and their 17-0 record is always a topic of conversation. We’ll leave the best NFL team of all time argument for another day, but for now let’s focus on the 1972 Miami Dolphins and three members of the team who are acting like kindergartners.

Believe it or not, the 1972 Dolphins were not invited to the White House after their victory in Super Bowl VII — Richard Nixon was in office during this time and was up to his eyeballs in the Watergate Scandal, so the annual Super Bowl Champions visit to Washington, DC was all but cancelled.

However, Barack Obama reached out his hand to this historic team to come visit the White House some 41 years later and three bone-headed players have declined the offer.

Defensive lineman Manny Fernandez, offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg and center Jim Langer are the three idiots who decided it be a good idea to pass up such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How fitting that three lineman are acting like the biggest babies with a “Look at me! I’m protesting!” mindset that mirrors that of a spoiled grandchild?

Would an hour of handshakes, smiles and recognition really kill these clowns?

After all, this isn’t about Obama or his administration, it’s about one of the greatest teams ever assembled finally getting honored — the right way. Unfortunately, the story coming out of the White House won’t be about the team reconnecting for one last time; instead, the aforementioned trio of morons will make the headlines.

As the old saying goes “a few sour grapes ruin it for everyone.” Thanks for not putting your ego to the side, guys.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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