DAN HAMPTON

  • DAN HAMPTON

Dan Hampton, the former Razorback and Chicago Bear star, has declined an invitation from President Obama to a White House reception for the 1985 Super Bowl champions. They’d been scheduled for a 1986 visit with Ronald Reagan, but it was cancelled because of the Challenger disaster.

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Hampton’s objections: Wives and kids not invited; he doesn’t much like Obama; it was a long time ago.

Hampton, who does some continuing TV work and promotional appearances, hasn’t crossed my mind in years. But I noticed on Wikipedia that he sticks his foot in mouth now and then:

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Hampton is also renowned for coining various nonsensical catch phrases, such as: “de facto cream-of-the-class, if you will”, “throw it against the pallet to see what sticks”, and “hit that town like Hurricane Katrina.” Hampton later apologized for his Katrina comment, as well as calling himself an “idiot” for comparing the Dallas Cowboys to the cowboys of the film Brokeback Mountain.

You decide. Thanks to Saline Republican for the tip.

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