One Standard for you, Another for Me

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.

About bittersportspills

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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