Sports Role Models , an Urban legand

Now I know that I am not the only person out there that think that these so called Sport Stars make far too much fucking money, and are nothing more then a bunch of fucking whining cry babies, but that is besides the point here.

My point today is why the fuck do we Idolize these fuckers? For example Todd Bertuzi (And no I don’t give a fuck if I spell his name right) This asshole blind sides another player sucker punches him ending what could have been a great career, and I hear people say oh poor Todd is losing a Million dollars by not playing. FUCK HIM he needs the money like I need a hole in the fucking head. Think of the example he has set for kids, Hey Kids it is ok to play like a dirty asshole as long as you are making millions, and can produce a few crocodile tears in a phoney apology for the press. Yeah he is sorry all right. Sorry that he has to miss making money. I hope he gets blind sided and then MAYBE JUST MAYBE people will get the hint that this is not what we want our kids to learn.

Then you get these fucking idiot soccer fans that get into all out riots in the stands. IT IS A FUCKING GAME.

But my personal favorite is the parents that forget the meaning of sportsmanship and push their poor kids to do shit that they were never able to do, as if they can somehow live vicariously through the kids, and make up for all their failures as a child by failing as parents.

Now I have seen sportsmanship where one competitor has decided that the well being of another competitor means far more then winning, I have seen Marathon runners crawl across the finish line only to reach back to encourage other people to finish. I have even seen Rugby players who almost kill each other during the game share a drink afterwards.

Now these are the true sports role models that we should teach our kids to look up to. If I had my way there would be more people like Wendel Clark & Mario Lemeux and far less Todd Bertuzis playing “Professional Sports”

As always this is my opinion and if you don’t like it FUCK OFF.

Until next time I remain;
The Cranky Old Bastard