That's a good point. But I get the point about politics not getting injected into sports also. On balance, I'd say if they get an invitation and if the players want to go, they should go. But most likely there will be no White House invitation this year for Covid reasons alone. Understandable.I love how everyone is voicing their opinion on this. Everyone is entitled to it. But I try to put myself in the player's shoes. What do they as an individual think? I think some would be in awe of going to the White House and other's wouldn't.
I'm right there with you I really am, thats how I want to feel, but honestly if given the opportunity I'd want to get that experience of being in presence of the president. Get that personal human read on them... and besides there is that famous line about keeping certain people closer....Respectfully, Nate - I was taught this, and I once believed it.
But I don't anymore.
Folks are fond of saying, "When the President requests, you do it."
I don't. Not anymore - not after what I've seen them do.
But I also would never criticize anyone who did or feels that way, either.