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Open apology


To all the fans of SS&R, I recently posted a response based on my own personal opinion that may have offended some who read it. To those that this did cause a moment of pause and dispair, I do hereby apologize. Although, in my defense, my response was just that. An opinion. Not a subject based on fact, but of my own thoughts and prejudices, (like most posts written about any subject that has no research in truth) However, I reviewed the question through the eyes of one who has watched the world of sports transform from a form of entertainment, to a 24/7, 365 obsession with some people. The lives of our heroes has become intertwined with the hopes and dreams of their fans. Something that was only reserved for the highest caliber of athlete 30-50 yrs ago, now encompasses anyone who puts on a uniform of a team, as a way of making a living.

It seems that lately, a slew of athletes have had a very promising career, only to get married and attempt to have a normal life of love and support. This life is then ripped to shreds through either no fault of their own, (Marvin Harrison and the Gun issue of last year)or through stupid mistakes that they incure upon themselves. (Kobe Bryant's "Colorado Trip", Tiger Wood's "Late Night Creep".) However, unlike the average "Joe", who can deal with their indescretions and faults behind the shade of anonimity, athletes are torn asunder in front of the entire world. Their love lives,and the destruction thereof, are the entrees of everyday fans. Too often, sides are chosen between that of gender, and right and wrong. No one really looks as to the underlying reason as to the split. But, to the theater that is produced by it. I am not immune to this fever that many fans feel. But, I am willing to admit my mistake in it.

So, for all who wish to continue to marvel at the feats of our heroes, and the falls from grace that sometimes occurs, remember that they too are just human. And they deserve a modicum of respect and sympathy for their failings. Just like you would expect for yourself. Again, apologies to Lamar and his bride Khloe. I do wish that their union can stand the test of time and trials like all unions do. And to the fans that I may have offended, please forgive my inappropriate opinions. 

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