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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Three Annoying People

Some comments on three people who are in the news today, at least locally, and for wildly different reasons. This is like that Keith Olbermann "Worst Person in the World" segment, back in the days when he was on television.

Annoying: Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson's wife Sarah doesn't like fans...
“I hate the fans. It is bad enough that they bother us during the season, but they will not leave us alone in December when we go out to eat. We stayed here during the off season last year, but we will be going to California this year. There must be something particularly bad about Phillies fans because all the players leave in the off season.”

I really don't want to unload on her much, especially since the comments came during an event she and her husband cohosted to raise funds for MANNA. And I don't like the idea of fans interrupting famous people at dinner. Wait until before or after, but not while they're eating. But it's her husband's success that helped the Phils ascend to the top, which raised fan interest even more, which led to all of those sold-out games at Citizens Bank Park, which gave the Phillies the revenue to pay Ryan Madson $12 million in a three-year deal that ends this season. (And whether players live here in the offseason means nothing, by the way.)

Annoying-er: Kobe Bryant called a referee a "fucking faggot" during the game last night.
After the ensuing uproar, his statement of "apology" began with, "What I said last night should not be taken literally..." Oh. Like that makes it all better. The NBA has fined Bryant $100,000 -- a drop in the bucket for someone earning $33 million per year or thereabouts. Kobe is appealing the fine. It's simple: Kobe Bryant is a d-bag. Always has been, always will.

Annoying-est: Anti-gay scumbag Rick Santorum wants to be your President. It won't happen, because he's too much of an extremist to win the general election, and besides, he'll never live this down...

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