Tuesday Morning Cup O’Chiefs

Sooner or later, just about every employer faces the problem the New York Giants are dealing with right now.

A very talented employee has problems away from work. No matter the counseling, no matter the discipline, this employee can’t seem to stay away from trouble. The employer wrestles constantly with the idea of the employee’s talent and production, balanced against the misadventures that bring distraction and embarrassment to his business.

The guy in that spotlight right now is Giants WR Plaxico Burress. He was arraigned (right) on Monday in New York on gun charges stemming from an incident at a Manhattan night club early Saturday morning when he accidentally shot himself with a pistol he carried into the establishment.

With very strict gun laws in New York, it will be a legal upset if Burress does not spend some time in jail over the incident. For details on the legal stuff, you can go right here.

The Giants will soon be faced with a decision on Burress. Have his personality problems tipped the scales against what he can provide on the football field?

Consider that Burress was suspended earlier this season because he failed to show up for a practice and there have been numerous other episodes during his time with the Giants. The headaches are something the organization put up with because Burress is an outstanding football player.

The fans and media want their athletes to be choir boys off the field and killer competitors on the field. It doesn’t work that way, especially in football where the game requires so many players on the roster. Pick any roster in any sport and there are choir boys and there are guys who get into trouble. Most of the players fall in between those extremes. But sometimes good athletes are not such good people.

This is a problem that every sports team faces, no matter the game and no matter where their games are played.

Years ago, the Chiefs faced a similar situation with CB Dale Carter. Drafted in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee, Carter was a truly gifted young man when it came to athletic ability. Over the last 20 years, he may have been the best athlete to put on a Chiefs uniform. Carter was fast, he was quick, he was strong and he was fearless on the football field.

He was also fearless off the field and that led to many problems, a gun battle in Westport and several arrests. The Chiefs worked hard with Carter. They spent thousands of dollars on counseling sessions for him.

But always there were problems. Some became public; others are known only by people within the organization. Eventually, when Carter came up for free agency, the Chiefs had to make a decision: sign him or allow him to leave.

They had to sit down and balance Carter’s production on the field with the headaches that were sure to happen again off-the-field. The Chiefs decided one was no longer worth putting up with the other. Carter ended up signing a big free agent deal with Denver, where he ran into more problems.

Right now the New York Giants face a similar decision with Plaxico Burress. This situation will receive extra attention because it’s New York and it’s the defending Super Bowl champions.

But it happens in every sport and every city.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS

There are a very limited number of tickets remaining for the Big 12 Championship Game coming up this Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Oklahoma-Missouri game is set for Saturday with kickoff at 7 p.m.

The tickets can be purchased on line at ticketmaster.com, over the phone and at any Ticketmaster outlet.

FROM THE PAGES OF CHIEFS HISTORY

On December 2, 1979, the Chiefs beat the Seattle Seahawks 37-21 in front of 42,160 fans at Arrowhead Stadium. On the road, the Chiefs jumped out to a 24-0 lead at half-time as the offense pounded home three TDs and K Jan Stenerud hit two FGs. QB Steve Fuller threw a 28-yard TD pass to WR J.T. Smith and RB Ted McKnight had touchdown runs of three and five yards. RB Earl Gant had a two-yard run as well. Stenerud finished with three field goals. Defensively, the Chiefs picked off Seattle QB Jim Zorn three times, as Gary Barbaro, Gary Green and Frank Manumaleuga all had picks. DE Mike Bell had a sack.

On December 2, 1990, the Chiefs beat the New England Patriots 37-7 at Foxboro Stadium. From the first series of the game, the Chiefs controlled this contest as QB Steve DeBerg hit WR Stephone Paige on an 86-yard TD pass. That helped them jump out to a 23-0 half-time lead. DeBerg had an 11-yard TD pass to WR Robb Thomas and RB Christian Okoye scored on a pair of one-yard runs. K Nick Lowery hit three field goals. Overall, RB Barry Word ran 19 times for 122 yards and Paige caught seven passes for 151 yards. Defensively, Deron Cherry and Jeff Donaldson both had interceptions, while Bill Maas and Neil Smith had two sacks each.

SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO …

A couple of former Chiefs players like S Chris Golub (1954) who played in one game during the 1977 season, T Todd Thomas (1959) who played 15 games in 1981 and LB Lew Bush (1969) who played in 37 games for the team in 2000-02.

On this day in 1940, Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown was born in Mississippi. He played 16 seasons for Denver and Oakland and finished with 54 career interceptions.

Also born on this day in 1983 was Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers.

OPPONENT NEXT/DENVER BRONCOS

Broncos CB Champ Bailey says after missing five games, he’s going to be back and ready to play against the Chiefs this Sunday.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

The NFL’s next game in London will feature the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Bucs in October 2009.

In Tampa, they are already talking like defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is gone and headed to Tennessee to work for his son. 

AROUND THE REST OF THE AFC WEST

Chargers GM A.J. Smith who didn’t want Marty Schottenheimer, talks about his 4-8 team and its stunningly bad collapse under Norv Turner.

Raiders  interim head coach Tom Cable says he does not regret the decision to go for a fake field  goal on Sunday against the Chiefs.


32 Responses to “Tuesday Morning Cup O’Chiefs”

  • December 2, 2008  - Rich says:

    Regarding Plaxico Burress, OR Adam Jones, OR Mike Vick, OR any number of others out there bubbling under the radar but prone to get into trouble, I’m reminded of some sage advice given me several years ago:

    “People change, but rarely.”

    It’s not unlike a bad marriage, is it? You love this beautiful woman because she looks good on your arm, makes you feel and even act important so you overlook her character flaws until those flaws can no longer be overlooked and you face both reality and a divorce attorney.

    “People change, but rarely.”


  • December 2, 2008  - Scott says:

    Burress will be gone from the Giants soon, I would say. They clearly don’t need him to win games, anyway…so why put up with all the drama?


  • December 2, 2008  - aPauled says:

    Yup…gone from the Giants. One of Plax’s posse will take the wrap for the gun. Goodell will suspend Plax for 4 games that the Giants won’t activate him for any way. Al Davis will sign Plax for $50M this off season and life will go on.


  • December 2, 2008  - Ricki-poo says:

    I’m sorry but I just got to respond to Rich and his importance on being important. Don’t be too quick on passing blame. If you need arm candy to make you “feel” or “act” important, then IMO you also need counseling. Speaking of character flaws, self-importance is one. People who act important are annoying to me and insult my intelligence. Being important is not that important for a lot important people. Its those who look at themselves as not very important who overrate being important. Maybe she was having to overlook your desire to be important.


  • December 2, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Ricki-poo said:

    “I’m sorry but I just got to respond”

    - me too, poo…(cue the Four Tops: “Can’t help myself, I love me and nobody else…”)

    “Speaking of character flaws, self-importance is one.”

    - doesn’t Rin know…he’s quite ‘THE’, but as Paul Newman offered in ‘Hud’, 1963: “Well, my momma loved me.”

    “People who act important are annoying to me and insult my intelligence.”

    - here comes another OWW, ‘nother fly the ointment…

    “Being important is not that important for a lot important people.”

    - maybe that’s because…oh (as you yourself just said)… they are already ‘important’?

    “Its those who look at themselves as not very important who overrate being important.”

    - an inportant proffer…Rin is pawing it down into his memory and aground fore as you utter said morsel truth…

    “Maybe she was having to overlook your desire to be important.”

    - who’s she? AND, how dare she, this stranger … this (by inference) ‘hussy’ & also probably too a golddigger ‘not’ acknowledge who was wearing the cdog collar in the relationship? Perhaps of most import howe’er how did a female – any – get here nee intrude ‘side and ‘pon my football reverie?

    These are the questions that make the minds of men itch… fortunately, Rin weareth no collar, giveth no quarter, taketh no prisoners too.

    :-)

    At the risk being considered nigh on politically incorrect (or worse racist, & Rin has personally not met a fellow canine who wasn’t discriminating as it were, least on some level), a majority the delinquents- indeed the greatest portion thereof, share characteristics same applicable most e’er & always; yet, on the other, a many splendored part the kaleidoscope they be not – which is to say a rainbow coalition it ain’t, don’t hue know.

    If I’m lyin, I’m dyin…


  • December 2, 2008  - Rich says:

    My, my, we do get literal interpretation going here from time to time Ricki-poo. I was using the bad marriage sequence only as an example of character flaws that can affect any of us, including the Giants in this case, from time to time.


  • December 2, 2008  - Brenda says:

    I don’t understand our Society anymore. Where I work at there is “A NO TOLERANCE RULE” for firearms. With the amount of money Plax makes, he could have gotten a legal fire arm. If it was you or myself we would not get any attention but the book being thrown at us and the jail cell slammed in our faces.
    One thing has got be baffled: Plax accidentaly shot himself which means the saftey to the gun was not on, there was a bullet in the chamber and he was at a night club with a gun to protect himself (from what? or should I say whom?)while he was out on injury, something does not add up for me.


  • December 2, 2008  - B in SC says:

    Don’t understand society? As it always has been throughout history, $$ is the rule of the day. There is a no tolerance rule for everyday folks where you work, but I would bet that the CEO and top management could walk in with a gun whenever they like. There has always been, and will always be, two sets of rules. One set for those with money (who make the rules) and a set for everyone else. Plaxico will not suffer much (except for the pain in his leg) because he 1) is a proven talent on the field 2) has a contract that may or may not be guaranteed. There is always the problem that your competitor (Dallas?) would snap him up in a heart beat.

    As far as the lega issue, I believe he purchased his gun legally. The issue was having it on him in a club. Carrying a concealed weapon is illegal in NY. My hope is that they also charge him with reckless endangerment and as many other charges as possible also. He could have hurt someone much less deserving.


  • December 2, 2008  - Ricki-poo says:

    You walk into a night club with a gun then you OUGHT to be shot!


  • December 2, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Yeah poo! Or, at least targeted…surely profiled.

    :-)


  • December 2, 2008  - Merwin says:

    Since I live in New York State and own a pistol permit. I can tell you that having a concealed pistol is legal as long as you have a concealed permit for the same pistol. I believe the problem is he had a permit from another state? Which is not a legal permit in this state. Since it is a big deal in NY city, I feel they will be going after him on weapons charges. I also fell they will let him plead out to a lesser charge and do community service. Money talks! Still it will be interesting to see what the league office does.


  • December 2, 2008  - doc says:

    At the risk being considered nigh on politically incorrect (or worse racist, & Rin has personally not met a fellow canine who wasn’t discriminating as it were, least on some level), a majority the delinquents- indeed the greatest portion thereof, share characteristics same applicable most e’er & always; yet, on the other, a many splendored part the kaleidoscope they be not – which is to say a rainbow coalition it ain’t, don’t hue know.

    Wow Rin Tin Tin! This is the most racist post I’ve read on this site! For shame! I had you pegged as being smarter than that! I guess you’re just another dyed in the wool bigot! So sad….


  • December 2, 2008  - Brenda says:

    Thank you doc as Rin has been rude to say the least. My last post he wanted to know if I was Brenda Starr from gabville and was making suggestion of frustration (and you can get me drift, I am a lady and will not lower myself to his standards to respond) but once again “Thank You” for your “spot on” about Rin.


  • December 2, 2008  - Devildog1976 says:

    I hope that Plaxman, Pacman, LJman, and all the other deserving athletes wake up. They are living the dream that many mature athletes wish they could. But alas they are not on a roster because they did not run as fast. It is too bad that an athletes integrity can not be measured at the combine. If it were how many would have a contract worth millions? It is too bad that the all mighty $$$ drives most everything. Plaxman will find his way to Oakland, and I hope he picks up LJman on the way. We have a team that is finding their own and we do not need LJman, and his cocktail spitting examples (4). I hope the Plaxman learns how to use his glock .40 before he “accidentally” shoots one of us. DOG


  • December 2, 2008  - Rich says:

    Brenda, if I may?

    I think there may be a little political posturing here, a LITTLE, on the part of Bloomberg who wants to make it clear there are no double standards, regardless of one’s status. All well and good. It will play well in all the right places of his electorate.

    The other point to be made is one I made a couple of years ago on another board when first Eric Warfield, and then Jared Allen were charged with DUI with each having to pay a penalty.

    If you’re making the kind of bank that Warfield (at that time) and Allen were, why wouldn’t you have a limo take you out for the “I love the nightlife” tour? Similarly, why wouldn’t Burress, who just signed a guaranteed multi-million $$$ deal, not have a body guard or two with him in lieu of ‘packing’?

    My view is direct and to the point for all the above: There’s no fixing stupid.


  • December 2, 2008  - Merwin says:

    It’s too bad that Leggett was not put on the rookie of the week list. Only QB’s and RB’s seem to be making that list. I guess when you are on a two win team and you make the play that turns the game around, you don’t get noticed.


  • December 2, 2008  - colby says:

    Even though Plax may be a fool for carrying a gun into a nightclub, I am willing to cut him the slightest bit of slack seeing as how his teammate and fellow WR Steve Smith was robbed at gunpoint outside his town house on the 25th. Plax may have been justifiably spooked.

    Although Rich does speak a certain amount of truth when he says “there’s no fixing stupid.” Heck, I’ve tried to “fix” our doggie pal Rin a few times to no avail. Even though Roger Goodell has shown that he is willing to serve up suspensions at the drop of a hat, players are still making foolish decisions at the same rate as they were when the softer P-Tag was the commish. So sometimes, unfortunately, there has to come a certain level of expectedness of stupidity from certain folks (and pooches).

    In the end, I’m simply thankful that no one (including Plax) was seriously hurt.


  • December 2, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “Wow Rin Tin Tin!”

    - please, no pawprints while I’m heeling…

    “This is the most racist post I’ve read on this site!”

    - and yours the most evidentiary abacinate as well autolatry this site…welcome!

    “For shame!”

    - be proud of yourself, you’ve earned it!

    “I had you pegged as being smarter than that!”

    - really/ Just how smart did you think Rin was? Smarter than the average bear – or, just really brilliant in a self-effacing way?

    “I guess you’re just another dyed in the wool bigot!”

    - stop guessing…it just makes you look (more) foolish than your words alone imply.

    “So sad”

    - a life wasted yours, yes? Chin up (but beware that return fire right cross & jabs, several.)

    :-)


  • December 2, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Rin must not have been lyin’ while he was liein’, he’s still upright & too not dead…

    “Brenda says: Rin has been rude to say the least”

    - saying no to a lady always be fraught with the potential ‘pitfalls’; fortunately, said being in short order…

    Brenda first posted to Rin more than a week ago or so, not me to her for the record…I had not even noticed her afore, which is probably where the problem stems from…women being vain & all don’t we all know.

    Anyway, Brenda called Herm Edwards a name, (i.e., she made reference to him as large ‘posterior’) – then she wondered- & wonders still now, appears, how someone else ‘dare’ inquire as to her dress size, the evil that lurks the heart of men any, the sharing an opine mine, very breath mine any having the right to be visible.

    Brenda is a silly goose…shall I stone her to death? Nay, shall not – she’s good for laughs. Can’t leave that up to just the Chiefs 2008…

    :-)


  • December 2, 2008  - doc says:

    Wow! Rin Tin Tin doesn’t even refute the fact that he is a bigot! In fact he seems proud of himself for it! Disagreeing over sports is one thing, but being a rude racist is another! I’m sure deep down, Rin Tin Tin is a very sad and lonely person. It’s sad, but until people recognize their own flaws, they’ll never overcome them.


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    doc says:

    “Wow!”

    - Rin says ‘shazam!’

    “Rin Tin Tin”

    - yes Hookeye- er, doc?

    “doesn’t even”

    - so, the orbital surgery worked out…least best as could be hoped for, huh? (Cue Van Kamp’s Pork n Beans): “Life’s simple pleasures ‘are’ the best”

    “refute the fact”

    - well, if it doesn’t bother you the way it droops Rin can tolerate it I suppose…

    “that”

    - good, we’ve consensus then…

    “he is a bigot!”

    - no sorry, malaprop yours . . . rather Rin is a dogmatist…big difference- mainly from the neck up and… well, you wouldn’t understand, couldn’t understand.

    “In fact he seems proud of himself”

    - exactly what a dogmatist is…now you’re catching my drift!

    “for”

    - he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fel-loooooooooooow, which nobody can deny! Or, if you prefer stylings a bit more subtle phrasing: ‘to know, know, know Rin, is to love, love, love Rin…’

    “it!”

    - is so, just as it has been written!

    “Disagreeing over sports is one thing”

    - what’s another – first thing off the top of your concave head?

    “but being a rude racist is another!”

    - implying that a pleasantly reserved in lock-step politically correct man or dog, be better than having the resolve and conviction his own opine’s certainty? Alas, shall you have to but seek the comfort your “groupthink”, elsewhere? Shall. Rin is not an automaton, rather he be a man’s best friend…be ‘true’ to his own self.

    “I’m sure deep down, Rin Tin Tin is a very sad and lonely person.”

    - well you see now, as Rin be, so you too be but certain of something…shall I dissuade you from believing it? No, if it please you, let it tease you.

    OK doc, that demonstration of your own psyche -’transference’ it’s called – that was wonderful. Having been completed, now it’s my turn – this time you let me lie on the couch, and I’ll tell you things about me & imagine them yours!

    “It’s sad”

    - well, let Rin be the judge of that which be your life…seeing as how we’re sharing & all – and you just had your turn, remember doc?

    “but”

    - no buts, ifs or ands…fair is fair.

    “until people recognize their own flaws, they’ll never overcome them.”

    - now that’s a very good start…so tell me – for how long now have you hated your father? And your mother? And that dog that wouldn’t respond to you when you were small and helpless, and just wanted a friend – man’s best – but instead recieved only a lacerated index finger and a detached retina… yesterday, ‘member? You remember!

    In closing – seeing we’ve now been properly introduced – Rin leaves you with this thot:

    Tell, show or even manufacture- via hook, crook or even outright lie – your best tap dance that indicates anything my original post stated, was errant. Not opine – factoids. If you need help, get back to me…I can provide you with all the
    unbiased color data you like; if you find that you are rushed, read up on the latest NFL news, several good stories and candidates as well.

    As Sgt. Joe Friday offered “just the facts.”

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - Brenda says:

    This will be my only response to Rin. Rin when you dish someone make sure you get the facts straight.


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Hey doc

    Plaxico Burress, Larry Johnson, a Williams Wall of Kevin & Pat, Deuce McAllister, Charles Grant, Will Smith…and that’s just on the front page.

    Brandon Marshall, Pac Man Jones, Chris Henry & Travis Henry – brothers in misstep…goin’ too fast for you doc?

    Michael Vick? Oww…this one cuts me – cuts me to the quick, to the bone – Rin’s neck it constricts nee tightens up on me just at the thought of him.

    Wanna round up Mr. Peabody & Sherman and go back the not so distant past via “˜time machine’ a bit farther? Randy Moss, Maurice Clarett- oh, Romper Room’s Magic Mirror is here to assist us – why, there’s Bam (Morris) & Tamarick (Vanover) and…

    Is any of this gettin’ through your stethoscope doctor? Paging doc! Paging doc! Come up to the nurse’s station- STAT! We are in distress here!

    Is it confined 100% to one ingredient? Negative. Is it epidemic? Nigh on, I’d say so. Be these a majority of the perpetrators i.e., the cream of a foul crop nee non-altitude adjusted & sour dough 100% upside down cake of a certain filling?

    To be sure.

    Now we can talk specifics all day & night until we be blue in the face, and I can go back all the way to a Paul Hornung/Alex Karras (I can go back farther than that too but you would not know the names I speak of, if even you are aware nee know of the case a Hornung & Karras.) Art Schlichter anyone?

    Well, there are a few more…but this list be considerably shorter than the other. That other list is being added to on an almost daily basis, and the fact most folk will dance around said & not call it “˜what it is’ in fact, well…this be called a lack of accountability, both the part the perpetrators as well reportage.

    Be not racism, no…be “˜just the facts’. For, as Sgt. Joe Friday intoned, was right. Say it ain’t so Joe? Alas, tis.


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Brenda? Is that you? I thought we weren’t speaking dear; stop teasing Rin, you temptress!

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - doc says:

    Rin Tin Tin, you obviously don’t read the news articles about white players screwing up as closely as you do about the black ones. Just this year

    Matt Jones got caught with cocaine and Nick Kaczur was busted with over 100 xtasy pills.

    Let’s not be too quick to forget Jared Allen’s multiple drunk driving arrests, Mark Chmura having sex with a teenager, the former Raiders center Robbins (forgot his first name) going on a bender/went missing in Tijuana right before the Super Bowl in 2002, and Junior Siavii punched a cop and Todd Collins attacked a woman and a bouncer in a bar on the same night at training camp in River Falls not but a few years ago.

    Sure, black players get into trouble too. But if it seems disproportionate to you, an obviously uncaring, misinformed white person, consider the fact that there is a much higher % of blacks in the NFL than whites. So there should be a balance there. The other argument is that uninformed bigots like yourself, never take into account the fact that a lot of the black players who get in trouble with the law come from very poor backgrounds where they received minimal education as children and were eventually whisked through high school and college based on their athletic ability, not class room prowess. As such, some of these men still have the reasoning and problem solving skills of a child.

    But bigots like you, who probably grew up much more priveledged and don’t understand what being poor and black in this country is like, don’t want to understand these uncomfortable facts. You don’t even try to because you are an arrogant, over opinionated fool who doesn’t know when to keep his bigoted thoughts to himself. Call yourself a dogmatist if you want, I’ll call you a racist, a bigot, and a poor representative of a fan of the KC Chiefs.


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Reread – or more likely – READ for the first time my post just afore…selective eyesight your part doc? I’d get that checked out … otherwise, some people might consider you blind – as a bat.

    Remember Perry Mason and those scales of justice? They be tipping way down nee weighed down on the ground to one side this issue…guess ol’ justice isn’t blind after all, huh?

    I knew you weren’t that smart doc but had no idea you were this stupid. ‘Ignorance is bliss’ as they say…Rin leaves you to your area expertise.

    heh heh heh

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - colby says:

    Don’t get too worked up over Rin doc. Take it from someone who has taken him apart piece by idiotic piece a few times now. He’s just going to ignore anything intelligent you throw at him and then once he’s embarrassed himself enough, he runs home and refuses to play…or in this case basically says “shut up you’re stupid.” What a child. But again, most of us take Rin for what he is (a child) anyway.

    Personally, I’m shocked to find out how racist this self proclaimed well-educated man is. Just stop on this one Rin. You are really making quite the ass of yourself today.


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Denial is “˜not’ just a river in Egypt, as doc demonstrates so very well.

    doc says:

    “Sure, black players get into trouble too”

    - the heck you say?

    “But”

    - yes? Here comes another one of those yeah buts…cover your ears children!

    “if it seems disproportionate to you”

    - the stats don’t lie…

    “an obviously uncaring, misinformed white person”

    - obligatory personal attack…thank you doc, but I think you missed a spot over “˜here.’ You’ve outed me – yes, I’m white! This changes everything! There’s so much to be done…help! But you, what color are you? Evidentiary evidence via your post, miscast as a thinking entity, any.

    “consider the fact that there is a much higher % of blacks in the NFL than whites.”

    - there are more people in my family than in yours I will presume, as I am one of 12 – regardless the size, NONE of us has ever been in trouble with the law. This is a micro-example of what you try to prove on the other – and proves you & the argument yours be all wet. I’ve never even received a traffic citation, driving since the 1960s. Well, there I go skewing the statistics again, huh. Since you made this personal, want Rin to also talk about his relatives? None of them have any stories to tell as such either…go figure.

    “So there should be a balance there.”

    - yes, there should be…alas, is not.

    “The other argument is that uninformed bigots like yourself”

    - I just love your bedside manner doc…do you also give S&H Green Stamps?

    “never take into account the fact that a lot of the black players who get in trouble with the law come from very poor backgrounds where they received minimal education as children and were eventually whisked through high school and college based on their athletic ability, not class room prowess. As such, some of these men still have the reasoning and problem solving skills of a child.”

    - the law is the law. EXCUSES come in a myriad of color, too. How many chances shall we give the downtrodden? Many/ Several more aft? And why not…it makes us “˜feel good’, we’re compassionate. Alas, a foot the rear is needed here.

    “But bigots like you, who probably grew up much more priveledged and don’t understand what being poor and black in this country is like, don’t want to understand these uncomfortable facts.”

    - now doc, you know what “˜assuming’ makes of you…well, maybe you don’t as your proffers attest.

    “You don’t even try to because you are an arrogant, over opinionated fool who doesn’t know when to keep his bigoted thoughts to himself.”

    - and this eats at you, yes? Gets under your skin that people do not share your opinions, misguided yours as they be? Good! Gets the blood pumping, always a good thing doc.

    “Call yourself a dogmatist if you want”

    - thank you for that affirmation, I shall.

    “I’ll call you a racist, a bigot, and a poor representative of a fan of the KC Chiefs.”

    - I’ll call your name-calling faux – like you – and raise you doubts as to your pulse, any…

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    colby says:

    Nothing…again, per the usual. Here’s another example -

    “You are really making quite the ass of yourself today.”

    - kettle calling the teapot black, as it were…say cheese!

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    The website ” http://www.profootballtalk.com ” also runs what it calls a turd watch regards NFL players & teams in crisis…guess who be the biggest ones?

    Go see for yourself. Or do a simple online google search on United States/other stats…or let Rin save you some time.

    The numbers weighing the one way number as many nee the same the excuses by & for said – by the perpetrators & their defending ilk.

    Then come back to Rin on your hands & knees, but begging Him for forgiveness. Nah, don’t…I need you naught.

    heh heh heh

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Oh, this just in to our newsroom: we are talking about grown men here- are we not? No, just maybe, we are not? Overgrown adolescents? Maybe Rin can help elaborate.

    Compassion is fine…enabling is not. Call me Joe Friday and I’ll serve – call me Rin and I’ll lick your hand. Call me a racist & I’ll call you on it.

    It is perfectly acceptable to act like a child or even a dog – or both doesn’t Rin know…but there is a time & a place to fool…and, the ability to know the difference and switch ‘tween one and the other as the situation calls for. ‘A man has got to know his limitations’, Harry or not here life comes.

    For example, would you wear a pair of brown shoes to a black tux formal? If you did, who to blame? Your mother? Your father? Your closet? The people out there who have better fashion sense, or both, more cash and too more self-control?

    Rin remembers Bill Cosby – black man – who even today calls a certain member of the card family what it is via his own opines.

    Back in the 1960s, Bill used to tell the story of a man who learned karate & who got so good at it he took to walking down dark streets at night with $10 bills hanging out his pockets. As such, Bill was ‘looking’ for trouble…he found it, by way a midget who, when Bill whirled round to implement his fancy defense move – discovered an imp looking up at him threatening to blow off his kneecaps with a gun unless Bill handed over his money. Bill did…and lived to tell more jokes.

    Moral of the story be: use/embrace common sense, don’t tempt the fates, and don’t go looking for trouble, whether your name be Plaxico of NY, or John Q. Public of KC, or any other shade stupid.

    All human beings are flawed (yes, even I, Rin)… but right & wrong knows no shades of said – only black & white.

    Sticks and stones may break some bones but words will never hurt you…a message for all from the Society for a More Responsible & Thicker Skinned People.

    Thank you.

    :-)


  • December 3, 2008  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    colby says:

    Nothing…again, per the usual. Here’s another example -

    “You are really making quite the ass of yourself today.”

    - kettle calling the teapot black, as it were…say cheese!

    :-)




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