We finally have someone in the sporting world who understands what an honor it is to go to the White House.
Andy Reid was asked if he’d be visiting the White House after the Chiefs big Super Bowl win.
I thought his answer was very well stated.
He didn’t presume they’d get the invite, but said if invited he would absolutely go: “It’s quite an honor.”
Well said Coach Reid!
The head coach was asked about the possible visit after KC's 31-20 win over the 49ers ... and Reid didn't mince words expressing his desire to make the trip with his team.
"I mean, I'll be there," Reid said. "If they're inviting us, I'll be there. It's quite an honor."
Of course, it's unclear how many members of Reid's team will make the visit with him ... White House celebrations for championships have become polarizing, to say the least.
Star players throughout various sports teams have skipped out on the invite over the past 3 years ... with SEVERAL key players from previous Super Bowls missing the trip.
In fact, whole teams like the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors have bypassed the visit altogether.
But others, like the LSU Tigers football team just a few weeks ago, have made the visit and have raved about it.
Here's more, from The Hill:
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he would agree to visit the White House to celebrate his team’s Super Bowl victory if President Trumpextends an invitation.
While speaking to reporters shortly after the Chiefs' victory on Sunday night, Reid said he “hadn’t even thought” about the potential visit.
“I’ll be there. If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor, I think,” he said.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill also said he thinks it “would be great to go to the White House,” according to The Kansas City Star.
“I’ve never been to D.C., so that would be great,” he added.
Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark, however, was less committal following the team's 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54.
“It’s a lot of stuff going on surrounding the White House and stuff like that,” Clark said, according to the Star. “I know historically ... that’s something you do as a Super Bowl champion. But we’ll see, man. It’s a lot of mixed emotions about stuff going on there.”
“We’ll see,” he added again.
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland and safety Tyrann Mathieu also weighed in on the matter.
“It’s going to come — we’re Super Bowl champions,” Breeland said. “We’ll cross that bridge when we cross it. We had to get this game down first, and now we know [we] got a trip going to the White House.”
Mathieu added, “I’m here to represent the Kansas City Chiefs. I think my teammates feel the same way. Any time we get the opportunity to represent Kansas City the right way, represent our teammates the right way, I don’t see any wrong in that.”
Though it is a tradition for championship U.S. sports teams to visit the White House following their title games, the practice has become a source of controversy since Trump has taken office.
In 2018, Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles, pointing to some of their players' participation in demonstrations during the national anthem before games. The move by Trump also came following reports that some of the team’s players were planning to skip the visit.
And if you want to say Andy Reid looks like a Walrus, that's fine because he does.
But to all the practical jokers out there who are saying Andy Reid is only going to the White House for the buffet, you can just take your FAT jokes somewhere else because they aren't welcome here: