Does the word integrity just not mean anything to anyone these days?
Do we not teach it as a vocab word?
In sports: Bill Bellicheck gets nailed for sending a guy off to film the Jets’ hand signals. I guess he didn’t get the memo. Seriously, there was a memo. (paraphrasing here) FILMING SIDELINE ACTIVITY, SPECIFICALLY HAND SIGNALS IS AGAINST THE RULES! The memo went on to say while it has been ignored in the past, the new Sheriff in town has zero tolerance. All of the teams got the memo. Bellicheck must have tossed his in the trash, he obviously doesn’t give two shits about the rules. I guess he figured they didn’t apply to him. So dumb cheating-ass gets the same guy to film (yeah, this one is an Einstein coz he was caught doing the same thing last year and told “No, no.”) and guess what? He got caught. Again. The Pats are paying a hefty hefty fine. Big bucks and they lose their first round draft pick next year. Boo effing hoo Bellicheck. Cheater. Makes you wonder how they really got to all those super bowls. But what fries my butt is all of the people screaming in Bellicheck’s defense. “Everyone does it!” They say. So what? I say. It doesn’t make it okay.
And how can we stand up and wave the American flag in France of all places these days? Way to go Floyd! Take some more of that synthetic testosterone, stage an amazing Tour de France comeback, then look me in the eye and say you did it au natural. Give me a break.
Barry Bonds? He wrote the book on cheating. How many other baseball players out there played all juiced up? Hint: just look at the guys who have gone from that over-the-top-muscled-out-look that went hand in hand with incredible stats, to the guys who have lost all of that bulky muscle mass (not taking steroids’ll do that to ya) and can’t hit a home run to save their cheatin’ hearts. And don’t tell me Barry Bonds is still hitting them sans the steroids. Listen, I know, and you know, the guy was a natural home run hitter. But not a 755 + natural.
How about the wrestlers who have wigged out on steroids and killed not only themselves but others? Sure let’s juice to get those big bucks and let’s everyone look politely the other way.
So what the hell are kids today to think about cheating when their role models are leading the charge? You know what really pisses me off? These so called role models who say it’s not their job to teach morality to kids. Well, screw you. The owners of the teams should dump them. But wait! They can’t because another team will pick them up and poof, there goes millions in profits. What’s a team owner to do? Why, hold on to the lying cheat.
Are you as sick of all of this as I am? It just makes me not want to spend one dime on any professional sporting event. It makes me not want to support any of them on any level.
And, as if you can’t tell, I’m a teensy weensy grumpy today. Maybe it’s because I did not lose one single pound this week. But I didn’t gain one either. So, I guess I shouldn’t be too grumpy.
So check in, and give me your thoughts on the cheatin’ topic.