I agree w/ most of this. Alcohol is a bogus "defense" for basically everything.Its the long time defense for many attorneys. But the simple thing is that thousands of drunks dont get in this kind of trouble, and thousands of people that do what he does do not struggle with alcohol. The two are not related if you ask me, but celebrity and power sure are. Mark my words, they will spin it as alcohol related though. Hmmmm Tiger Woods taught us a lot.
True, but thousands of drunks DO get in this kind of trouble and far worse as well.Its the long time defense for many attorneys. But the simple thing is that thousands of drunks dont get in this kind of trouble, and thousands of people that do what he does do not struggle with alcohol. The two are not related if you ask me, but celebrity and power sure are. Mark my words, they will spin it as alcohol related though. Hmmmm Tiger Woods taught us a lot.
We have been programmed to know the lies because we see it over and over again. And lets not forget his statements on the matter (as small as they are) that it was NOTHING, that it never happened, etc...True, but thousands of drunks DO get in this kind of trouble and far worse as well.
I'm sure the "spin" will be there, but what if it isn't really spin? What if he really has a drinking problem? Are you going to deny the truth of that just because it's what you expect to hear? I'll bet that if you or I were privy to the intimate details of his life we'd find that most, if not all, of his problems occur when he's drinking. In fact, I'd bet the rent on it.
Drunk is drunk. Alcoholism doesn't care who you are or how much money you have or whether or not you're famous. In fact, alcohol is probably THE most equal opprtuniy addiction there is and it's also the most common. I know that with celebrities most people want to regard whatever issues they have as special or exraordinary, but I just see in Ben a garden variety alcoholic. That's not much of a headline, but it's the most likely description of him.
What? I don't have any hidden agenda here. You brought Tiger up as an example in that he "taught" us something regarding bad actions being spun to shed blame off of the person.Its not even worth it anymore.
Yup. They put everyone on a no bs policy. Cant think of the phrase. We will see though. But for some reason I believe that franchise is one of the few that would not put up with crap from players. On a side note Go Bears!thanks1974 said:Family run team + conservative, blue collar city = bye bye Big Ben
just like the old saying goes nothing good ever happens after midnight when alcohol is involved. the DA's report was sickening and thats what sealed Pig Bens fate. I hope they trade his stupid ass to Oakland for their 1st rounder and let him drag that sorry ass franchise down for another 5-7 years till the grim reaper in a track suit finally kicks the bucket.
Let's put it this way: Much of thanks1974's problems would likely disappear if he stopped drinking.
His personality, the people he surrounds himself with and the situations in which he places himself are all indicators of a drinking problem and alcohol is the common denominator in all of his issues.
He's a lot like the quiet little guy who buries his head in paperwork all year at the office. Ordinarily he's a good employee and he's respectful of his co-workers but after several trips to the punch bowl at the company Christmas party, he's the one who ends up wearing the lampshade and has Miss Barnes trapped in the corner insisting he's always loved her.
Alcohol has a funny way of unlocking some rather interesting behavior in people.
They better hope he can catch balls with his feettcalloway1 said:the skins just signed joey galloway. another decent weapon for mcnabb. he's a little old but is a great receiver.