RIP Junior. Way too young. WAAAAAAY too young. *sigh*
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Is it bad that this doesn't shock me?
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
Whats the chance the girlfriend did it?
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
I feel awful for his family. But who cares about Seau? ESPN is going bananas today on their network showing their affection for a loser and quitter that he has now become.
It's not news that he was a great player. We all know that. IF he did shoot himself, he's not a great human being. Great human beings don't do this to his kids and family. Anyone see what this did to his mother? You don't do that to your loved ones.
The story here is what actually happened and if it was indeed suicide, what was going on in his life? I heard Mort briefly allude to failed businesses but I heard others say that everything he did turned to gold so I don't know
With all due respect, I don't think it's fair to judge the character of the man. One of my best friends tried to kill herself two years ago, and she's been battling demons for quite a while. And I think it's grossly unfair to deem her less of a human being than someone else. I understand there are different perspectives on this, but IMO the man was ill. I don't think he was in a clear enough mind to deem whether he was acting selfishly or not. And football, and the violence of the sport, may have played a big part in the changing of his brain.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Anyway, here is a cool story about him:
EDIT: I took something out that was probably inappropriate. So I'll just say that I found SeaRay's post really offensive and leave it at that.
As I type this right now, I'm thinking about how good a football player he was; not about him as a great human being.