Originally posted by Janitor:
Originally posted by Willisfn4life:
Guys ripped this guy in the interest of competitive sports entertainment, he owned one of our franchises greatest rivalries. This does not take away anybody's respect and admiration for the man responsible for helping to shape the game into what it is now. Most of us are looking at the bigger picture and not still holding him accountable for a stupid sports rivalry. I am a yankee's fan but that doesn't mean I will hold a keg party with streamers the day John Henry dies.
As a mod, why are you stirring stuff up here man? I'd expect a little more from one of the site leaders here.
Oh I'm sorry, I forgot mods were supposed to sit around the table sipping tea out of fine china. No opinions allowed.
I disagree with your opening statement. Guys on here have openly hated Davis, and not just "in the interest of competitive sports".
I'm just calling everyone out for hating people one day and then saying how much they are effected when the person dies. Same as with Michael Jackson, pedophile creepy nasty dude one day, global icon and best musician ever the next.
1. Hating someone whom you probably have never met and only know through a media warped lens is a dangerous reason to hate anyone. Many men, including the well respected current head coach of the Niners thought the world of Al Davis and were friends with him. That alone should tell you that the perception you have of this man through the media may not be correct, unless, of course, you think little of the opinion of men such as Jim Harbaugh, but you think highly of the opinion of Lane Kiffin. Then again, you mention Michael Jackson as a pedophilia, which he was never convicted of in any court of law, but only in the court of popular opinion, so it makes me think that you do indeed base all your opinions on the shifting sand of public opinion rather than on truth.
2. People change the sorts of things they say about someone when they die for many reasons. One being that they didn't realize how great of a person he was and another being that the things that he was disliked for are small in comparison to the good that he gave to many people, including his family, friends and other people who knew him. Even if you didn't care for the man, by disrespecting him with cruel statements, you indirectly disrespect the people who did care about him, loved him, and don't agree with your assessment -- the people who knew the man in person and not the caricature on TV.
In short, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. What good do your admitted hate filled words serve? Does it make anyone's day or life better? What is their purpose? "Keeping it real" means nothing when its sole purpose is to hurt. Are you so self-righteous and high and mighty that you are without any faults and deserve to sit in judgment of others faults and then try to pile it on when they pass away?
Anyway, have a good day.