Friday, May 04, 2012
Speaking of his loved ones, who in the bloody Hell told his mom to address the media just HOURS after she found out that her son had taken his own life? As you all know, I’m a pretty sick fuck that can handle just about anything, but I found that completely objectionable and tasteless. NOBODY needed to see that. That did not need to happen. It should not have happened. Nobody needed a reaction from a grieving mother that literally is having the worst day of her life. ESPN should have never shown it and Shelley Smith should have un-beached herself from Seau’s front yard and went back into the ocean where she belongs. That was disgusting. What news is she going to break anyway? “Yeah, Neil, I’m outside of Seau’s home and, yep, still dead. Back to you in Bristol, Shelley Smith ESPN.” There is no story there worth covering! While the 24/7 news cycle can be a very good thing when it comes to keeping rich people in check and peons informed, this was not a good day for all of that coverage. Everything about this saga is awful: from the act to the coverage to the glorification of Seau. It’s terrible. Just stop it.
/hops down off of high horse and wants to lighten the mood but will fail to do that
You guys are fucking brutal. I'd say its even money I will be the first regular here to die. I can see it now: "Hey guys did 'ya hear Grumpy died this morning? Fucking LeBron totally flopped last night.
After the Seau death broke on Wednesday, many of you fine gents took turns exchanging one-liners. It was not the classiest thing ever but what do you expect from this group. Grumpy posted the above comment and I think that it raises a good question:
What if one of us becomes worm food? What happens then? What is our responsibility to our fallen comrade? What is proper blog commenter death protocol (which is also going to be the name of the next Mission Impossible movie—MI5: Blog Commenter Death Protocol)? Is it time for an open discussion on this? I think it is. So what happens if/when?
*My wife decides to cash in my average life insurance policy by strangling me in my sleep that I would not wake up to?
*Some deranged Raiders fan wants to end the social relationship between Dut and their precious supplemental draft pick?
*Damman gets crushed by a fat chick?
*Iceman is brutally murdered by a roving horde of vengeful Cavaliers fans?
*Andy K is mistaken for Jionni and stabbed by The Unit?
And so on and so forth. You get the idea. I like to think that I would be awesome enough to attend every commenter’s funeral because I am a super swell and swoll guy that shows respeck. Let’s just use Grump’s example though. Say that within the next decade, at some point, his daily Dunkin Donuts murder his heart. Fuck you all, we’re all going. Every single one of us is going. I already plan on blindsiding the casket like Hines Ward because I think that that is Grump would have wanted. His wife may disagree, but that’s OK, because the rest of you will have already looted all of her late husband’s possessions (your classic car is all MINE, old man!!!).
I’m sure that there will be jokes but I’d like to believe that there is enough respect and admiration between all of us here that we would all be willing to offer our condolences in person. Trivia Night and Ribfest sort of tied everything together. I would like your thoughts on this actually just to see where we all stand. I know that when I kick, every single on of you fuckers better be there or I will be PISSED. I will haunt your dreams forever…NUDE. But don’t you even think about conducting a press conference or encouraging She$ that she should address the media, too. Well, she can, just as long as she constantly reminds everyone to have a safe trip home.