Tag:Phillip Rivers
Posted on: January 11, 2009 8:14 pm

I have a little hate in my heart for you Phillip!

It felt good, damn good, to just watch the Steelers paste the Chargers in their playoff game.  I try not to harbor hate in my heart for people, but there are a few figures that force me into my absolute irate emotions when it comes to them.  T.O, Randy Cross, Cris Collinsworth, John Madden, Jason Kidd, Trent Dilfer, Eli Manning...they all have a place in that dark part of my soul I try to hide away from others.  Phillip Rivers has slowly made his way into that place, which is fast becomming crowded in this "look at me" society.  I hate people who draw attention to themselves when they haven't achieved anything.  Phillips claim to fame is playing after having knee surgery.  Ok, cool, you get man points for that.  But many other players have done the same.  It's what you do when you are a professional.  You suck it up and you play through pain.  You got to work when you are sick and should be at home, you write that paper even though you'd rather be out with your friends, you do what you need to do.  CBS had a little featurette about Rivers before the game, with teammates talking about how "misunderstood" Rivers is and what a good teammate he is.  That's cool.  He ain't a good role model.  He says that he doesn't think his yelling and berating of other players isn't bad because he doesn't cuss and wouldn't be ashamed to tell his mother and wife what he is saying.  I'm sure your mother and wife wished you'd shut your F'n mouth and quit being an @$$ on national television.  That is what is embarassing.  Not the choice of language, but the fact that you act that way at all.  This is a team game, not about individuals.  You make the game about you when you step out of line to disrespect an opponant.  I saw a clip where he was yelling at a New England palayer to "act like you've been here before."  How about taking your own advice, son?  How about standing on the sidelines and taking your whippin' like a man, instead of getting in the faces of the Steelers players as they are beating you by double digits.  Be graceful, be respectful, and act like you've been there before.  Maybe you won't be such a douchebag.
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