Thursday, January 12, 2006

Fiu Chimes In

Regarding a discussion which cropped up in the comments to the previous post, Pete Fiutak has chimed in on the subject of Maurice Clarett and Marcus Vick, and the mini-campaign of sympathy which has arisen in their favor:

"'I'd prefer you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to.' ... Nope, don't come looking here for a single ounce of pity for Vick or Clarett, and a 'get over yourself' goes out to anyone who blames 'the system.' Vick has had everything handed to him from God-given athletic ability to a superstar older brother to learn from to not having to worry about money again for the rest of his existence to first round NFL talent that just needs to be honed. Clarett might have been given some horrendous advice, but too bad. Two words for both of you, if you're looking to do something constructive, and your future career choices if you like to play with guns: I, Raq."

Also, regarding Gene Wojesasdfoioasdhf's article which sparked the discussion, I fail to see how Baby Mexico's "hard-knock life" comes into play when you realize that he was brandishing a gun at someone in the parking lot of a MacDonald's in what Gene himself called "upscale Suffolk," where Mama Mexico currently resides...


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