Kicking a man when he's down. You must be from Minnesota.
better than some stupid boy band from across the pond
Reminds me of this guy:
Alex Boone's pretty good.
Yeah but Alex Boone is only good because Harrrrrrrbaughhhhhhh.
That sound you hear is the hamster wheel spinning in the head of Brian Cook of MGO trying to figure out another crazy reason why Frank Clark isn't really all that bad.
Indoor soccer leagues are not particularly good about keeping things balanced. We were getting the shit kicked out of us because we were all 30 and out of shape and these kids were in high school. Since they were in high school, they were dicks. I'd just about gotten fed up when their goalie started making forays up the field in an attempt to score. Repeatedly. Just rubbing it in.
I started tracking him the next time he did it, with every intention of cleaning him out. As I reached him, he passed the ball. My fate was sealed anyway.
Without any semi-legal means of letting this guy have it, I punched him in the face. 30 seconds of rolling around later, my glasses were in tatters and I'd gotten a healthy suspension from an amateur indoor soccer league I didn't care very much about.
This is not at all what Frank Clark did. I am not drawing any sort of equivalence between the two events.
But I have been there, in the place where part of your brain that says "maybe we should think about this" is overwhelmed by a need for violence. I understand that many—too many—people come at this from the perspective of someone who has experienced or knows someone who has experienced the other end. That is valid. Of course it is. I come at it from the other end. I am a relatively normal person with a nice life, andthere but for the grace of God and wife go I.
Almost makes me wish Stravinsky could be unbanned for 5 minutes so we could get his take on this. No, wait, I already know what his take would be.