Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Hall of DeFame

Is it just me, or is anyone else wondering why someone like Michael Irvin is even being considered to be inducted into the NFL Football Hall of Fame? I don't care how many games "he" won (What, the rest of the team was just there for decoration?) for the Dallas Cowboys, I contend that the Hall of Fame, regardless of sport, should be reserved for those who have proved to be good role models/examples of good character. Irvin was busted (and indicted) for cocaine/drug possession on more than one occasion, as well as being linked to multiple charges of assault and accomplice to rape.

WTF? And people actually think he got "snubbed?" Whatever. It's amazing how the author of every article I've read online, has somehow miraculously "forgotten" Irvin's checkered past. I find the double standard somewhat ironic, considering how politically-correct parents/people have gotten today, yet they're not willing to uphold professional athletes to the same standards. It's somehow "different" when the person in question is a celebrity. I'm sure these are the same parents who keep their child in some kind of vacuum when it comes to television, video games, movies, etc. But taking them to a football, baseball, hockey game is an entirely 'nother story. Typical. It's called a double standard, 'cause "Hubby likes sports."

In my opinion, the scumbag should be thankful for his 15 minutes of fame and quit trying to be perceived as some kind of "hero" to anyone. Spoiled, ignorant and completely unworthy of the NFL Hall of Fame.

Now for the obligatory Michael Irvin joke:

I understand Chicago is trying to sign Michael Irvin...
They got rid of the refrigerator, so now they want a coke machine.


Blogger BEPS said...

He'd NEVER get in the baseball hall of fame.(Pete Rose)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly don't see the the Hall of Fame as something holy and pure. It's not about character anyway, it's about sports. If it weren't then O.J. Simpson wouldn't be in the Hall of Fame. And on the matter of baseball, people without an ounce of decency have been entering the Hall for decades. Just look at a man like Ty Cobb, who wouldn't have hesitated to call someone a nigger or a faggott if he felt like doing so. Sports are just as dirty and sordid as the rest of American culture. It's sad, but true.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 1:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

God, I totally forgot about Pete Rose...which reminds me, who exactly was Jimmy the Greek? For some reason when I hear about one, I instantly think of the other.

Oh, I totally know what you mean. I didn't mean to infer that the FHoF was remotely holy or pure. The same goes for all the sports hall of fames, whether it be football, baseball or whatever. I realize we don't live in Pleasantville and that things like Steroid use is just a given these days. However, all of these sports celebrities have always been, and still remain, highly influential to kids. They just go together like a fat kid and Twinkies. All I'm saying is that it pisses me off that "heroes" like Irvin are allowed to just sweep all their bad behavior under the rug and go on to reap the rewards in a business where illegal RECREATIONAL drugs are not mandatory. They're very much a CHOICE and apparently those choices have no consequences in the sports world.

With all due respect, OJ Simpson was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1983, twelve long years BEFORE the whole murder trial media circus. I seriously doubt he'd have stood a chance had his name been brought up after 1995. I just don't see it happening.

And as far as Ty Cobb goes, he was never anything but nice to me. Why, he's one of the most adorable racist alcoholic burn-outs ever! So misunderstood. :B LOL! ~jk (none of which are illegal, BTW...otherwise 95% of the red states would be under arrest)

I totally know where you're coming from...but it still grates my cheese that everyone is not created equal, Declaration of Independence or not. ;)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 4:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading that lengthy and most well-written reply, I can only simply reply,"Indeed, good sir!"

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:05:00 PM  

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