Above all else on this Blog, we hate the Double Standard. You know, the one that says you can do one thing, but I can’t do the same thing because you are, well, you.
Here’s the deal: If I’m Cam Newton, I can’t do HGH. I can’t call in Tom Jackson as my talking dummy. I can’t call in Ari Fleischer like I’m the damn President; I sure as hell can’t call in goons to intimidate your parents without catching some serious heat.
But someone else can.
People into sports get the idea a human being is other than a human being. They make these people out to be super humans who can do no wrong. They pretend athletes are “role models”, because they are “good” or they are poor role models themselves. They don’t know these people. They may have flaws, imperfections … hell, they do. They are people. At some point in time, they are going to make mistakes. Either those mistakes will get publicized and the person made to look “bad” or the mistake will be unknown to only but a few people.
What I’ll challenge you all with is the statement, “no one is perfect.” If you have to work that hard on crafting your image where everything you mention in passing is an advertisement there’s probably a lot wrong, but we’ll never know. Or we won’t know until the person comes tumbling down.
Remember Joe Paterno? Bill Cosby, when he was “America’s favorite dad?” A year before he died, Joe Paterno had a statue of himself on campus. A year later, it was in storage. Let us not forget the immortal double killer Orenthal “OJ” Simpson. A double killer who in previous lives was a great NFL running back, a B actor in comedies, the guy who ran through airports for Avis and unknown to most of us … an abusive wife beater.
Sorry but BSP never has been and never will be into hero worship. Can’t do it. Not going to do it. We realize people are people. They have imperfections and we recognize that. That’s why Liza the Broncos fan got her own post, and it’s why BroncosFan in general gets on my nerves.