fun gus wrote:
Oh please good Gawd.
"Besides the fact he was a
Does that say 'The' or 'A
Now, you can jump through all the hoops you wanna, but my statement is TRUE.
Brookings was A Primary reason
for losing that game.
primary reason'. But he did not 'help'.
Sorry fun gus, for mistaking the connotations of your statement "a primary." I mean, how could I give the definition of the word primary means:
1. first or highest in rank or importance; chief; principal.
2. first in order in any series, sequence, etc.
And such that you CAPITALIZED it to get further emphasis. So excuse me for thinking the statement "a PRIMARY" is just stating THE PRIMARY, especially when given as a reason to be pissed off at Brooking. Which my point with the "cute stats" was to show that is a pretty insipid reason for disliking him. Matt Ryan and Michael Turner each are also "a PRIMARY" reasons why we lost that game, but would you use that against them to prevent them from being honored by this team? No. But you would against Brooking, mainly because you probably realize the only real knock against him is his actions towards the team in 2009. There are many PRIMARY reasons why we lost that Cardinal game, and to use a single game as "a PRIMARY" reason to bar a specific player from an honor that highlights his ENTIRE CAREER is fairly petty if you ask me.
Brooking played poorly, so did some others. Eventually you gotta move on.
fun gus wrote:
And obviously, it did not 'piss you off' enough. I believe I am starting to understand what will.
No, fun gus "enough" has got nothing to do with it. I don't hold grudges against people. Others do. I have a friend that is still holding onto a grudge with a person over some trivial insult from 9 years ago. Some people hold onto grudges/beefs for a long time, others don't. There is no right/wrong when it comes to that.
I respect that you have in your eyes a legit beef with Brooking. That's your prerogative. But you should also understand that not everyone is built that way. Other people can move on. It's one relatively minor incident from 3 years ago in the grand scheme of things. And if down the road the Falcons want to honor him, then so be it.
Maybe as punishment for his actions, the Falcons wait 11 years before they honor him, maybe once Sean Weatherspoon is long gone, they put both of them into the Ring of Honor.
fun gus wrote:
I guess if some player has 'good stats' and is a total 'prick' one time, you give him the 'benefit of the doubt'.
Just depends on 'who' that player is.
Its just fun gus, I don't see the Falcons Ring of Honor as some illustrious honor. He gets a plaque and his jersey hanging in the stadium. I personally don't think players need to be under heavy scrutiny to receive such as honors. Terance Mathis didn't mince his words about the Falcons after leaving the team, but he's the 2nd best WR in team history (behind Roddy), but should he be barred from the Ring of Honor too?
Deion wasn't too kind towards the Falcons after he left. But he got down on his knee and apologized to Blank, and now that has all been forgotten and forgiven by 98% of the fan base. Brooking is just taking a page from him.
If you want to continue to beef with Brooking then by all means keep it up. But don't be shocked that others have moved on and ready to let bygones be bygones. But as a Falcon fan, I understand that some of us can hold onto things a little longer than others. I know there are still Falcon fans today that still hate Eugene Robinson and Michael Vick. With Robinson, I moved on more than a decade ago. I'm still critical of Vick the player, but as far as having any real enmity towards him, I realized about 18 months ago when he was working with Tyrod Taylor before the 2011 draft on ESPN that I couldn't muster up a lot of hate for him like I had in previous years.
As far as I'm concerned, over 4 years ago many of us voted for the 53 best guys we thought had played for this organization over the previous 42 seasons. As far as I'm concerned, all 53 can go into the Ring of Honor. Brooking was among them. I think Jamie Duke is a crappy analyst, but it wouldn't make me want to bar him from it. I think Roddy is a jackass, but short of him stabbing Arthur Blank or molesting his dog, I can't really imagine what he could do to prevent himself from having his jersey hung up in the stadium. I don't really care.