Petraeus to Toss Coin at Super Bowl XLIII

by Ryan on January 29, 2009

in Anything Else,Sports,The Iraq Front,War on Terror

Centcom Head and Iraq Redeemer David Petraeus will be part of the Super Bowl XLIII coin toss Sunday night.  Here what Petraeus had to say about it:

“It is a privilege to represent our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the coin-toss ceremony…. And it is an honor to thank the NFL commissioner and the teams and players for all that they have done in recent years to recognize the service of our troopers and their families.”

The NFL made a great choice here in my opinion – not only is Petraeus a real American hero upholding a long tradition of military/NFL good will, but also the long-shot Arizona Cardinals once lost a member of their team, Pat Tillman, in Afghanistan from an unfortunate friendly-fire incident in back 2004.  It’s all very fitting to me.

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rightonoz January 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Here’s hoping a certain Aussie kicker is on the winning team!


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