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Plato Wallace

Postby Pommah » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:38 pm

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/29/4 ... s-dolphins

I guess $11M a year makes you feel like you can comment on anything.

Seeing as Socrates is already taken as a moniker by a certain former Steeler who felt compelled to make idiotic comments in the mass media, maybe we can bestow the name of his student to Wallace.

Ain't you glad he's gone?

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Re: Plato Wallace

Postby thesteelhammer » Wed May 01, 2013 9:36 pm

It's a free country. or at least it is suppose to be.
I don't have a problem with Wallace speaking his mind.

That said, I'm not sure why anyone cares what athletes have to say on any subject.
afterall, they aren't famous for their brains.
I just don't really care what their opinions are on social, political or religious issues.
They aren't heros or role models to me...they are a certain kind of entertainer.
(Much like movie stars - who I also don't care what their personal views are - just make sure the money I spent on the ticket is worth it.)
The only time I really hate it when these players talk is when they give quotes that motivate the other teams we play.

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Re: Plato Wallace

Postby Crucible-steel-kid » Wed May 01, 2013 10:22 pm

This is a tough subject to share on. I have heard one of my favorite pundits who happens to be Rush Limbaugh, or Hush Bimbo to others, and he gave a point of view on this that I tend to share and I am glad he said this:

A caller asked Rush about the fact that the Stillers are his Numero Uno team of all time, but yet the owner is a big time Lib/Democrat/Obummer supporter.

His reply was that Rooney's politics don't really matter to him - it was the smashmouth football that made us THE Premier team in the league. If he were to allow these issues to affect his sports attendance or movie attendance, he would never go again.

Many of the actors are big time libs that don't know shit about real world functions or living in reality. Like SteelHammer said, as long as the game is good and the movie is good, nuttin' else really matters.

Maybe one day they will wake up and smell the coffee, but otherwise we need to ignore these meaningless distractions.

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Re: Plato Wallace

Postby Pommah » Fri May 03, 2013 8:14 am

When you become a highly-comped employee of any organization, you lose the right to take on public behavior that anybody might view negatively. That's why it was a big deal when BR7 went out partying with college girls, when Gronkowski had his photo taken with a porn star, when Holmes put a shot of his dick on the web, and when Wallace tweeted about gays. Miami has a big gay community and undoubtedly some spend big bucks on dolphins tickets. It's all about the greenbacks. It may not be fair, but what do you want, your $11M a year and to shut the fukk up, or to speak your mind? Note that this goes to ANY organization. Can you imagine an executive of a Fortune 500 company "tweeting" about anything, other than how great their company is?

It just goes to show what little understanding Wallace has developed after 3 years as a "pro". We had to ditch Santonio Holmes after such behavior. If anyone was doubting whether or not it was good to let Wallace go, this should be proof the Steelers got it right.

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Re: Plato Wallace

Postby Steelers76 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:19 pm

I don't know why anyone, re: of straight, bi, or gay, feels the need to broadcast their sexual preference. If homosexuals want to be treated like anyone else in this country, I have no problem with that. However in order to make that happen, the media and whoever comes "out of the closet" needs to stop making it a huge deal and drawing attention to it. That is someone's personal business, and needs to be treated as such.

As far as Wallace goes, this sort of ties in with that feeling; If people are going to loudly announce their being gay to the world, they and their supporters need to realize that not everyone is going to celebrate it or agree with them. If they can't handle that, then maybe it's best they keep it to themselves.

Oh, and that's not to say gay pro sports players don't belong here or should be the subject of discrimmination, because they shouldn't.

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Re: Plato Wallace

Postby Ed Burns » Mon May 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Steelers76 wrote:I don't know why anyone, re: of straight, bi, or gay, feels the need to broadcast their sexual preference. If homosexuals want to be treated like anyone else in this country, I have no problem with that. However in order to make that happen, the media and whoever comes "out of the closet" needs to stop making it a huge deal and drawing attention to it. That is someone's personal business, and needs to be treated as such.

As far as Wallace goes, this sort of ties in with that feeling; If people are going to loudly announce their being gay to the world, they and their supporters need to realize that not everyone is going to celebrate it or agree with them. If they can't handle that, then maybe it's best they keep it to themselves.

Oh, and that's not to say gay pro sports players don't belong here or should be the subject of discrimmination, because they shouldn't.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Pommah wrote:http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/29/4283762/mike-wallace-jason-collins-dolphins

I guess $11M a year makes you feel like you can comment on anything.

Seeing as Socrates is already taken as a moniker by a certain former Steeler who felt compelled to make idiotic comments in the mass media, maybe we can bestow the name of his student to Wallace.

Ain't you glad he's gone?

In a word, yes, not because he has a big mouth though.

thesteelhammer wrote:It's a free country. or at least it is suppose to be.
I don't have a problem with Wallace speaking his mind.

That said, I'm not sure why anyone cares what athletes have to say on any subject.
afterall, they aren't famous for their brains.
I just don't really care what their opinions are on social, political or religious issues.
They aren't heros or role models to me...they are a certain kind of entertainer.
(Much like movie stars - who I also don't care what their personal views are - just make sure the money I spent on the ticket is worth it.)
The only time I really hate it when these players talk is when they give quotes that motivate the other teams we play.

It is a Free Country, but too many people have to censor themselves anymore because people get offended too easily... It's all P.C. nowadays...

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