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Fox News Eric Bolling says the firing of Mike Rice shows we are becoming “wussies”…crazy talk or does he have a point?
Fox News Eric Bolling objects to the firing of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. I don’t agree with his assertions regarding political correctness in this scenerio, but I do have some misgivings regarding how the Rice situation was handled. I believe Rice should have been fired when the incident first came to light, but the university decided an appropriate punishement would be a 3 game suspension, $50K fine and anger management, but when the public found out about what they already knew they fired him. Rice thought he had fulfilled the punishment, but the game changed. It will be interesting to see if Rice sues the school, but let’s talk about political correctness. This is in no way political correctness this is plain and simple verbal abuse. I do think that we are now in a society that wants everyone to feel that they are a winner. We have ball games among younger children where there is no winner because we do not want anyone to feel bad. That’s not healthy because in the real world there will be winners and losers. There will be times when someone actually raises their voice in anger toward one of our children and we have to teach our children how to deal with correction. Correction and abuse are two totally different things. So no Mr. Bolling you are incorrect Rice had to go, but it should have been last year not yesterday.
Mike Rice throws balls and curses at players during practice. he was suspended for three games last year, but that was before the world saw this tape. Is this guy fit to coach this team? Share your thoughts.
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NY Knicks Amare Stoudemire sent a direct message tweet to someone that contained a gay slur. The reciepient promptly posted the message. Stoudemire was fined $50K for his twitter outburst. When will people learn Twitter is not a diary you are actually talking to the world and those 140 characters can be costly.
One question: why?
David Stern announced that the first two weeks of the season have been cancelled he said the two sides are far apart. Who has the real power in this situation? The one that writes the check or the one that receives the check? Who do you think will cave first? I put my money on the check writer. What do you think?
I was on Twitter and I saw Glenn Rice was trending. I wondered why and was met with a story that knocked me off my feet. A new book claims Sarah Palin hooked up with the NBA star for a one night stand back in 1987. So is this news or simply gossip? Probably a little bit of both, but it is worthy of a mention. Read the linked story.
LeBron James broke up with Ohio last year, but they simply can not let him go. When the Dallas Mavericks won the series Sunday the president of the Cleveland Cavaliers tweeted his congratulations to the owner of the Mavericks, Mark Cuban. He could have called him but he would not have had the opportunity to openly mock LeBron James. He would not have had the chance to chastise him for his disloyalty. It made the Cavs owner look petty and small, but when the Governor issued a proclamation praising the Dallas Mavericks and granting them honorary citizenship, and also citing the loyalty issue it made me as well as others say to Ohio “enough already”. Get over it. Stop acting like the jilted spouse. He left you. He gave you 8 great years. Enjoy the memories and start making new ones because James is not coming back, and your behavior will make future superstars skeptical about bringing their talents to Ohio.
I have been watching the NBA finals and Jimmy Kimmel does a pre-game show which features a segment by Mike Tyson. I remember my parents used to talk about Joe Louis and what a fantastic fighter he was. Louis made a lot of money back in the day but he spent his last days sitting outside of a Las vegas casino as a greeter. Louis boxed during a time when sound financial advice was not readily available. So I am not faulting him for his financial demise. However, seeing him in that position was a sad sight to his fans. That’s how I feel when I watched Tyson on the Kimmel show. I don’t feel the crowd is laughing with him, but laughing at him and that is sad. How could Tyson have made so much money over the course of his career and end up being the butt of a joke?