Saturday, April 30, 2011

Roger McDowell Should Watch More TV

More people in America have a television in their house than have running water so it's safe to say that someone who's made millions of dollars in their life probably has a TV. Apparently Roger McDowell didn't turn his on. Two weeks ago Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 and forced to give an apology to the gay and lesbian community for using a homophobic slur during a game. The public back lash was severe and his public image took a major blow The story was broadcast on every major affiliate across the country. Anyone with half a brain should be able to learn from this experience and try their best not to make the same mistake. Roger McDowell didn't learn the lesson because he made homophobic comments and crude gestures towards fans at a game in San Francisco just last weekend.

Roger McDowell is old school and doesn't fully grasp the ideology of the world he lives in. Roger played for the New York Mets when they were bigger than life and stars like Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, and Keith Hernandez were getting away with murder. In the past he's probably heard worse or said worse things to people without any acknowledgement whatsoever. In is mind players and coaches are above the fans and should be able to say whatever they want without any repercussions.

That attitude simply doesn't fly in today's world. The public is far more sensitive and reactionary. Homophobic slurs won't be tolerated. Roger McDowell knew the rules and chose to ignore them. He will find out the hard way how serious this matter is when he's unemployed. Do you think we'll hear a similar story in the future? It's only as matter of when, not if.

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