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Maybe Tauscher should have been invited


The Green Bay Packers make a special trip Friday to our nation’s Capitol, routing around Cleveland for their much-awaited visit with President Barack Obama.

After the visit, the team will head back to Cleveland for the first preseason game against the Browns Saturday night.

Much has been written about Charles Woodson’s now famous post-game speech that concluded with the promise that if the president wasn’t going to see them play in the Super Bowl that the team would go see him.

That promise is soon to come to fruition.

And while the team has been transformed by virtue of a hectic off-season and wild free agency, there are some who think the team has erred by not inviting those no longer with the squad.

I disagree.

How awkward would it be for those players who have joined another team to leave their own training camps to join the Packers in Washington, D.C.?

Of all the players who have left or were cut, the only one who would deserve to be invited is longtime right tackle Mark Tauscher. Not to invite him is a travesty. It would be a simple task of securing one more seat on the flight.

But we also understand the concept of “team” and taking only those who are still members of that team.

In the end, it will be an important visit for the team and bring closure to a magical season that may never be duplicated in our lifetimes.

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  • Tarynfor 12

    I don’t get all the hubbub about the White House visit and who is/isn’t going,who got/didn’t get invited.Way too many fans are just too eager to dis the Packer Org for all parts of the Visit.

    Some of these players are no longer on the team and even for those who are gone but not attached to another team,the Packers have scheduled this,with White House approval,to coinside with the travel to Cleveland for a game.

    A pre-season game where the number of players going is extremely higher than if a regular season game.

    Finally,the blame for this is so mis-guide it’s a joke.As I have stated before,if the NFL was able to make acceptions for the Owner and such of Dallas to attend a freaking wedding of Romo,the tradition of visiting the White House should have been a priorty on the list of things the NFL and the NFLPA would/could/should have done,while sitting on their asses doing nothing for 139 days and not squeezing it in at this shortened and valuable time needed in camp.

  • lambeau leaper

    Tauscher was at the White House!!