Originally Posted by nyjunc
As it appears in your struggle to comprehend the thrust of this thread's rational arguments, if you are losing IQ points, your synapses are obviously short-circuiting. It really might be a good idea to move onto another thread before it's too late to fight another day
That's a legitimate question, but since your new spin-word is "context" permit me to use it here.
First, you're not being accurate: not only have I taken Woody to task for being such a terrible father that his daughter first made a perennial spectacle of herself before OD'ing, and taken Rex and his wife to task for immorality, but I've also taken the jest to task for signing Cromartie and paying off his deadbeat dad child support payments on something like 8 kids many of whom he couldn't recall the names of by 6 or 7 different mothers, the sexual harrassment of sexy Mexican reporters as well as my conviction that instead of one guido assistant coach going off the reservation and tripping our gunner, instead it was an HC-organized crime considering all those assistants were aligned in formation equi-distanced from each other like The Rockettes, no more than 5-10 feet away from an obvious complilcit HC in the planning.
So yes, I've been critical of the above, but especially with Woody and then Rex's perversions and immorality, they were in reaction to your always playing the "look at one of our ceremonial 1/2 of 1/2 percent "owners" of the team peeing in her pants while she was actually performing (it looks like trust fund baby Woody never worked an honest day in his life by comparison). So if you're gonna cast the first blow about our ceremonial owners and keep a tally of who on the Fins have run afoul of the law (unlike say Aaron Berry and his two felony arrests before the jest signed him or the draftee who had to serve a prison term for physical violence b4 joining the team, or even Santonio Holmes and his violence against a woman), you need to be prepared to be bitch slapped in return and take it like a man.
Now as to the Marino scandal: Unlike you, when I read about it this morning, my first reaction was negative as well as it was a shame that this will tarnish his record, not one of the GOATs at his position, but pertaining to all he's done afterwards. It wasn't a circle the wagons reflex reaction of "how can I spin this as irrelevant or unimportant (like you do with Rex and Michelle contending it's perversion among consenting adults and no one gets hurt- forgetting their kids), or "hey, it was an isolated incident, and testosterone has broken up many a marriage" vs. "Antonio paid his debt and is current in supporting his children."
And that's my contention: I do not condone what Dan has done, although unlike Cromartie, it doesn't look like he's a serial sperm propagator and has paid millions to support his illegitimate child - no doubt remembering her name as well. You on the other hand by reflex begin immediately minimizing the issue, deflecting or ignoring it if it casts anything jest in a negative light. I probably understand better than you that that's just the way you're hard-wired.
So yes I am critical of Dan for both the affair and not being more careful as well, but to compare that to a lifetime of poor parenting (the proof being in the pudding) or a recurring advertisement on an alternative lifestyle site soliciting indiscriminate sex with a bunch of well hung strangers frankly are not apples to apples analogies.