What a crock of sh*t. We f*cking cheered for Dennis Rodman (who we previously thought was a piece of crap)...and why??? Cause that son of a bitch could rebound his ass off, and made that team unstoppable on defense. He could guard anyone in your front court regardless of size, and we forgave all of his sh*t because it meant three more rings!
I don’t think I put words into other people’s mouths, I thought I wrote my own opinion. If you want to sell your soul to see a bunch of guy’s you don’t know win, that’s fine. I don’t have a problem with that. I, for one, never cheered for Dennis Rodman or the Bulls once they acquired him.
Also, what does it say about people that they can think the guy is “a piece of crap”, but once he happens to put on a particular jersey the same people say, “Oh, never mind. You can’t take what we say seriously.” Huh? It makes them sound like a bunch of collective Mariotti’s, just being blown around by the wind.
This notion that I’d rather lose with a bunch of guys I can root for and admire is a large stinking load when it comes to professional sports!
Thank you for telling me my own opinion. I didn’t realize that I really couldn’t root for guys I admire and I need to be forced to root for people I would never invite into my home.
When Sammy Sosa was one of the game’s premiere players, he was one of the worst egomaniacal human beings on the face of the planet...but when he hit a fast ball 500 freakin feet, all of us were heart tapping and blowing kisses back at him!
Again, not all of us. Those of us who don’t worship lowlifes because they can run fast or throw hard did not.
Kobe and Jordan are damn near freakin identical...do you remember his gambling habits, his public (and referee organized) adultery, his degrading of teammates, his “NEVER” playing for anyone but Phil (until he played for Doug Collins and the Wizards)…
Never said I rooted for Jordan, either.
Sorry if that seems a bit harsh, but I DO NOT understand the complete and ubridled fascination with this Bulls team that is NOT going to win a championship the way it’s constructed....even the one guy on the team with a championship (Ben Wallace) even said so…
It’s simple, sports is entertainment, nothing more. It doesn’t make anybody’s lives better except those directly involved. If I can’t like the people I’m supposed to be entertained by, then it’s not doing a very good job of entertaining. There are other venues that are more rewarding if the team you root for happens to be a bunch of lowlifes.
I can’t understand otherwise good people who will excuse behavior they would never otherwise excuse just because some guy wears a certain uniform. Such people don’t seem to have very deep roots, that’s for certain. I could understand if people benefitted financially as a direct result of the sports team’s success. Unfortunately, few people do. And most of these athletes would not give a dollar to help the people who invest so much of their time rooting for them. They’re more likely to be like Ricky Manning, Jr. and just beat you up and throw racial epithets at you.
Sports can be fun, but I’m not going to be too upset if a bunch of guys who’d never acknowledge me don’t win. It’s just entertainment to me. I want to see decent guys be successful and I don’t like to see bad guys win no matter what jersey they happen to be wearing. It makes no sense. I may be a little upset if lowlifes like Iverson or Bryant do happen to win.
The war affects people personally. The CTA trying to raise taxes on the suburbs because of their gross mismanagement affects people personally. Terry Johnson shooting guns in neighborhoods affects people personally. Ricky Manning beating up innocent bystanders affects people personally. Michael Vick and his crime ring affects people personally. Jay Mariotti and his drivel being in the paper every day affects people personally. These are things I can understand people getting worked up about. When the White Sox won, there weren’t any lowlifes that I’m aware of on that team. Later it turned out Juan Uribe’s one and I can’t root for him anymore. I can’t understand getting worked up about a bunch of millionaires winning when they’re no good lowlifes (like Kobe Bryant).
When whiny millionaires like Carlos Zambrano rip working fans (who pay a ridiculous amount of money) for booing him ... why should I want to root for this guy or guys like him anymore? He said something about “picking your brother up when he’s down”. With these guys, sadly, it’s not a two-way street. I couldn’t imagine under any circumstances Carlos Zambrano picking up one of the fans when they’re down. When I do hear about one of these guys picking up the downtrodden, a Reggie White or a Mike Miller for example, these are guys I’m going to root for them regardless of what uniform they happen to wear.