Wow, corporate America even has invaded sports. That poor guy. At least HE has his priorities straight even if the Vikings management does not.
The owner of the team (Red McCombs) is a HUGE asshole. He owns this team. It does not surprise me at all..it is VERY sad and totally out of line in my opinion. I am glad this man has class and good sense to know what is important.
this was a grandma who was a BIG part of his life growing up!
asshole fuckers! even his mom was having a hard time most of all cuz she was taking care of her, it was her MOM! he NEEDED to be there!
sorry for the vulgarity but I KNOW how it feels to lose a grandma, I was SOOOO CLOSE to mine!
good for him for putting family first. more people should do that. i was reading the comments at the bottom of that story and it looks like everyone (the fans) are supporting him. he did what was right too bad that owner/manger didn't.
Who thinks this guy will play for the Vikings next year? I sure as hell wouldn't. With so many players giving the league a black eye this move makes no sense at all.
Thats jacked up.
This is so wrong. They should not have docked his pay -- they should have kept it intact with their blessings and as much time off as he needed. Jerks.
He is such a strong and righteous individual. god bless him.. His family is so fortunte to have him as a member. So fukkin WHAT if they dock his pay!! It is SO wrong on every level - yet, he stood up for his opinion and his right to be with his family at this time.
PLUS ... his brother is in a coma!! Sometimes, there needs to be stipulations where professional atheltes have the permission of their affiliation to attend to family matters, such as these. We cannot predict everyday occurrences - therefore, make allowances for such things. I know that the teams are fan based, but, jeez ... they are humans and family members too. Let them attend to such matters.
It would burn me up beyond belief if that happened to me. Eventually though, I would remember how what goes around comes around, some call it Karma, I've given my own little label - "cosmic justice".
I've seen it happen all too often to be chalked up to being merely coincidence. That man will either burn to death slowly in a car fire, right in front of that or another graveyard, or meet some other terrific demise.
You don't mess with the recently deceased. Screw all that forgiveness, turn the other cheek bull. That's the reason we have monsters like that team owner, because they know most people are fools who will forgive and forget about it. Then they turn right around and do it again. We have only so many cheeks to turn (two on our faces and two ass cheeks LOL!). No, if more people would stick to the original bible saying, from the original bible - "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth..." we'd be a more civil society just as an armed society is a more polite society. Who wants to get in a fight they know may very well result in serious consequences? That monster knew there'd be no consequences. People think they're being all so nicey nice. Be so nice to your pet cat or dog when they pee on your carpet and furniture and you're not being nice at all, you will end up with nothing but pee everywhere and a dead cat or dog you had to give to the pound. Be so nice to your child and you'll end up bailing them out of jail or ID'ing them at the morgue one day. People have to give that team owner monster the what for and make it public and don't stop until he shows real remorse and at least attempts to make SUBSTANTIAL ammends.
TGIX, the problem with an eye for an eye is that eventually everyone ends up blind.
"# rkinne01 Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 3:04 pm
TGIX, the problem with an eye for an eye is that eventually everyone ends up blind. "
Some sayings sound good at first but when you think about it, those who don't do wrong won't have that problem. Those who do wrong but it's not about eyes, let's say someone stole a dollar, lose only their stolen dollar... No problem with that.
What's sick and pathetic is when you read about people like this embezzler here in MD who stole over $400K and is ordered only to pay back less than half. WTF is up with that? And many times the money ordered to be paid by the court is to be paid TO the COURT, not as restitution back to the victims! WTF???
This society is so wrecked because of laws that don't work and lack of enforcement. If it's not working, then we should change it because trying the same things and expecting a different result is the very definition of insantity. When someone like this team owner does something so putrid, to do what we have been doing (trying to shame those types with words in the news and late night comedy shows) is NOT working, more still do it. There ought to be a public flogging with a whip named after the dead grandmother. But first, the fool should be tied down by that whip and forced to view every photo and movie or video, hear every recording, read every award, of that woman and her children and their children. If he can't get down on his knees and beg for mercy first, then the flogging should be doubled.
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