• The sad thing is that on the radio for nearly two days after this comment, Rose was getting absolutely verbally eviscerated for saying this. The basic premise was that if he makes this much money that fans are partly helping to fund, he should play through pain. People are dicks.

  1. This bugs the crap out of me. Athletes have what, maybe 10 years give or take in professional sports and then hopefully at least 30-40 years AFTER that in which to live a life. I am so sick of the idea that because someone loves doing something that we as Americans have put value on (so sports, musicians, even high profile ministers) that they have to be a) perfect or b) willing to forgo everything else in life so Average Joe/Jane sitting on the couch with a beer can win $20/bragging rights.

    • I do feel that people in a higher profile position than the normal person do have some responsibility to act better than the average person. That said, it’s not because it’s is the moral implications of the position, rather it’s because I think it’s an understood that the media and fans are going to hold you to a higher standard than others, and that you should somewhat expect it. It doesn’t make that right, however those in a higher profile should plan accordingly for that.

      There are far more people that take sports super cereal (h/t Al Gore in South Park) than I think the general population realizes. Sports gambling is a HUGE industry in the US. It makes people care way too much about sports. This is why half of my tweets are messing with sports fans.

  2. Wildheartsea

    Hmm! I get really annoyed when people put all this pressure on sport celebrities as if they personally pay their million dollar salaries… Its unfortunate that this young man is criticized for having his priorities straight.

  3. Louis Thomas

    I have nominated you for The Leibster Award. You can find out more here and I can’t wait to see what you reply…http://livelovelouis.com/2014/11/my-liebster-award-nomination/

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