I am fully aware that sports media talking heads are essentially just crisis actors employed to make emotionally shallow dudes mad at the opinions of strangers online.
In no way do I think they actually believe 90% of the shit they say. How could they?
But when they start to venture into the realm of morality, the stakes become higher, and so should our standards.
Enter Fox Sports talking head Nick Wright, who appears to believe that Julian Edelman should sacrificed in the public square for getting drunk and jumping on the hood of a Mercedes-Benz.
Imagine being this worked up about a misdemeanor vandalism charge where literally no one was hurt.
Wright’s Fox colleague Doug Gottlieb reminded Wright that comparing the baggage OBJ brings compared to Edelman is like comparing Andy Reid’s cholesterol to Kyle Shanahan’s.
Nick then abides by Sports Media 101: Double down on a bad take with non-sequitur arguments because you should always choose winning even if you come off like a jackass.
Yes, and Julian has been in the league twice as long as OBJ has, and PED’s are tight, nerd.
Sports Media 201: If all else fails, petty-fog the shit out of the issue.
Mr. Wright must’ve not done his homework for the cautionary lesson of The Internet Never Forgets.
January 1, 2017:
When a Twitter user pressed him on his logic and asked whether or not he’d be okay with NFL teams signing guys like Greg Hardy and Ray Rice, Wright responded:
Try to imagine the mental gymnastics one has to do to believe defend a hood of a Mercedes with more vigor than the victims of domestic violence.
The federal government must enforce Take Police before our civilization crumbles to the ground.