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Nick Saban turns down Bush dinner invitation

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    http://sports.aol.com/nfl/story/_a/dolphins-saban-declines-bushs-invite/20060731134409990001?cid=942


    Dolphins' Saban Declines Bush's Invite
    Coach Too Busy to Eat With President
    By STEVE WINE
    AP Sports
    DAVIE, Fla. (July 31) - When the White House called with an invitation to dine with President Bush, Dan Marino took it. But the coach of his former team said no.

    Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban said Monday that his obligations at training camp took priority over a chance to meet the president.

    "It was really a tough decision," Saban said. "I feel like my first responsibility is our team. That in no way disrespects the importance of the opportunity I would have loved to have had to spend dinner with the President."

    The invitation was for dinner with Bush on Sunday night at Joe's Stone Crabs, a landmark Miami Beach restaurant. Marino, a former Dolphins quarterback and an NFL Hall of Famer, did attend, Bush said in a speech Monday.

    Several Dolphins players said they weren't surprised that Saban put his team ahead of the president.

    "We all know Nick is serious about what we're doing here and is committed to it," defensive end Jason Taylor said.
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    Guess he has his priorities straight, not sure about the Dolphins though.
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    I'm wondering if he's pissed at Bush's environmental policy (global warming = more/stronger hurricanes) and his fumbled response to the Katrina disaster ... Nah.
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    the dolphins should suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team and the nation, what a disgraceful thing to do. You dont snub the president in wartime, and its not like one of the coords couldn't run one lousy practice. It would be good pr for the 'fins and good pr for America, but someone was too 'busy' to meet with the most important man in the world.
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    Our President is an incompetent idiot who created the wartime through lies and deceit. Propping up his incompetence is not in the interest of the United States. The more people who disrespect Bush, the less harm Bush will be able to do. He is already getting weaker and weaker, even in his own party. Whether or not Saban intended to snub him, he deserves credit for being a coach rather than a political a$$wipe. (That said, if he wins a SB, and I pray he doesn't, then I think the team should visit the Pres.)
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    I hate the Dolphins...now I really hate them.
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    Now he's a hero to all the "Looneys". :bricks:
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    Why would Bush and his pals consider him a hero?
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    There are times I'd swear someone else posts under your name.
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    I've never been a hero worshipper; that's why the notion that turning down Bush is a snub on America strikes me as ludicrous.
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    Perhaps you should read the article before posting...it would help. There's nothing in the article that your post is relevant to...so where is the real Patters....on vacation? Business trip?
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    My comments were in response to BradyForPres's post.
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    Yeah, Howard Dean.
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    That's a pretty silly post, BradyForPresident. Why do you think Bush wanted to dine with Saban? To discuss wartime strategy? It's just a PR stunt for Bush and Saban felt he had better things to do. You think this was detrimental to the team and the nation? For God's sake, how?

    I think there are tens of millions of Americans who would not like the idea of being used this way by George Bush and his PR people. I, for one, admire Saban and I'll bet a lot of others do as well.
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    Good for Saban, he certainly comes from the Belichick mold.
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    Clinton invited one of the dead soldiers fathers to come to the White House and recieve a medal for his sons death in Somalia.

    The father told the White House representative to tell Clinton to "Shove the medal up his a$s.

    Google it.

    These things happen to all presidents, who gives a sh!t about this guy Saban, most Americans have no idea who the hell he even is.
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    Oh, I don't think it was a political move by Saban - it was simply a good football move, and most of us here only care what Saban's doing because he's a football coach in our division.
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    Thats good, if you like him, stand up for him, and I see nothing whatsoever wrong with him declining Bush's invitation, he is proably a great guy.

    Many of the Bush Haters will try to use him, but it won't work.
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    I did stand up for him where I said "Good for Saban", but I don't like him - he's the coach of our arch enemy. But I have to admit, a damn good coach.
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    We'll see about that...:cool:

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