Junior Seau’s Sad Life After Football

I was looking for material on the Denver – San Diego game tonight.

Then I came across this piece on Junior Seau. I could sum it up for you but you need to read it.

Junior Seau: Song of Sorrow

Of course, we are critical of athletes here, but we are way more critical of broadcasters and sports media. Broadcasters are supposed to have even keel lives. The stat in the article is stunning:

Within two years of retiring, three out of four NFL players will be one or more of the following: alcohol or drug addicted; divorced; or financially distressed/bankrupt. Junior Seau was all three.

Even more disturbing, the NFL players is six times more likely to commit suicide.

Reading the article, you find Junior Seau was everything we as fans want our superstar athletes to be: Hardworking, humble and community-oriented. Seau was also tormented by the things seemingly avoidable: weak interpersonal relationships, alcohol/prescription drug problems and financial mismanagement.

A sad story that needlessly ends way too early. Especially when the only out is to put a .357 to his chest.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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