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Herschel Walker is a Skitzo Who Knew? Apparently Not People Close to Him.

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on January 18, 2008

First off to all the Georgia fans that read this blog (except John) I apologize in advance for this post, but it’s just too good a story not to ridicule.

Georgia football legend and College football God Herschel Walker has a new book coming out. In it he states he’s a skitzo. Which begs the question which personality was the one that could read?

Yeah, I’m really going to believe Herschel Walker wrote a book…

Some of Walker’s closest friends are all saying the same thing:

“I’m probably one of his closest friends and that’s news to me,” Frank Ros, a Coca-Cola executive who played linebacker and was captain of Georgia‘s 1980 national championship team, told the Journal-Constitution. “I knew he was working on a book but I just thought it was about football. He does 100 things at once and always has projects going on but that blows me away.”

“That’s all news to me,” former Georgia coach Vince Dooley said. “All I know is whatever personality he had when he had the football was the one I liked.”

That’s classic Dooley I love it.

The titled “Breaking Free” chronicles Walker’s life with multiple personality disorder.

Since I spent several years as a medical underwriter I can tell you that every book like the Merck Manual of Medical Information to the BC/BS Underwriting Manual will tell you the same thing, and that is there is no multiple personality disorder: the term was retired in 1994. A person who really has Dissociative Identity Disorder would show at least 3 distinct aspects to their personality, not 2. This is very very rare, and not something under voluntary control. It is hard to imagine that he would have been able to hide this for all the years he was in the public eye.

As for this being a mental illness, well that term actually doesn’t exist, just look in a medical dictionary & you won’t find it. They are technically mental disorders, but that’s a subject for another day.

Now I’m somewhat sensitive to mental illness, and if he really does have this disorder I feel bad for him and I hope he gets help. However I find it interesting that we only hear about this when he has a book to sell and he’s trying to make money. We’ve never heard this before, and the guy has been retired for what, a dozen years now? All of a sudden he has a book coming out and then we hear about this.

If this is true then it’s no wonder Minnesota traded so many players to get him.

Some of the personalities featured in the book are:

Eve from the “Three Faces of Eve”

A sane and responsible Brittney Spears

Some linebacker name Steve whom I’m sure he ran over going to the house.

Donald Trump who bought the USFL team, New Jersey Generals, that Walker played for.

Uga the (insert roman numeral here)

And finally Tim Tebow, which maybe the most violent because he punches himself in the face and yells quit crying you little bitch.

Now I leave you with this question:

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to commit suicide, is that considered a hostage crisis?

Posted in Georgia Bulldogs, Herschel Walker, Vince Dooley, crazy | 3 Comments »

Golfweek Editor Got Fired…

Posted by Joel on January 18, 2008

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Golfweek editor Dave Seanor was relieved of his duties today for this cover of a noose in response to the Kelly Tilghman “lynching” remark about Tiger Woods. The cover and subsequent article have caused an uproar and media firestorm, causing some subscribers to cancel their subscriptions and had advertisers threaten to pull their ads. Here’s a statement from the parent company:

“We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country,” Turnstile Publishing Co. president William P. Kupper Jr. said. “We were trying to convey the controversial issues with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic.”

Well what the hell were these guys thinking??? What, could they not photoshop a picture of a burning cross on the 18th green at Augusta on the cover??? Or how about Tiger Woods in a minstrel outfit with some Popeye’s chicken in his hand??? Did this editor, and more importantly the staff at Golfweek, not think that the cover would cause some mess???

In the cover story, they quote Dr. Harry Edwards, noted sociologist at Cal-Berkeley (he encouraged Tommy Smith and John Carlos to do the “black power” fist at the ’68 Olympics in Mexico City) as saying: “Accept the apology and move on. We all say dumb things. If we stopped the train every time somebody made a dumb remark that is potentially offensive, we’d never progress as a society. We’d be in big trouble.” I would normally agree with that statement, except that the fine folks at Golfweek used this in an article to stir the pot after Miss Tilghman had already been suspended by the Golf Channel, personally apologized to Tiger Woods, and Woods, after accepting the apology, said it was over.

Then I read on Golfweek’s website an editorial by Jeff Rude, and while I could write a novel in response to his article, I would like to refute his thinking that Tilghman’s two week suspension was too harsh. While I think that she should have not lost her job, I think a suspension is fine because she is still a TV broadcaster, and she should have known that whatever she says will get out to the masses, even if the original broadcast is not seen by as many people as would watch a football game. Whenever you get behind a microphone or TV camera, you must use your words carefully.

More than anything, I hope that media types, whether they be former athletes, broadcasters, celebrities, etc., will realize that race relations in this country and all over the world is a sensitive topic. Racism, sexism, and any other ism that you can think of has been around since Biblical times (Egyptians enslaving the Israelites immediately come to mind), and long after we are all dead and gone, racism will still be around. But we all must respect each other and our cultures if we are to advance as a society. Dr. Edwards, while I do respect you and everything you have done for society, we should not completely stop whenever someone says or does something racially insensitive. However, if we do not pause and reflect on what we have experienced and respond, we only cheat ourselves, and the lessons that we learn can hopefully make us better as a society (but hey, I am not a noted sociologist like you).

Mr. Rude, if you even have the slightest thought that racism is dead and that hateful words cannot hurt, email me when you come to Houston, and I will take you over to the Third Ward. We’ll talk to some of the people over there, and you ask them about how racism has affected them at one point in their lives or another. I think that you would get a different opinion.

As for Golfweek, stick to putting actual golfers and putting greens on your cover. Leave the pot stirring to places like Fox News, CNN, or MSNBC. Oh, one more hint, if you’re thinking about putting a golf cart with 20″ rims and guys with 40′s of St. Ides and big booty video vixens on the cover of one of your future issues, don’t…

Posted in University of California berkeley, scandal, stupid | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Rachelle Washington Is Clearly A Dolphins Fan

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on January 18, 2008

I’m sure everyone knows about the temporary restraining order was issued Monday against Randy Moss. The (alleged) victim is Rachelle Washington who claims Moss committed “battery causing serious injury” to her at her Florida home on Jan. 6, as well as refused to allow her to seek medical treatment. Moss claims they have been friends for 11 years and that she asked for “six figures” for what he said was an accident in which she was hurt.

Moss has been quick to deny the allegations and the New England Patriots have been quick to defend Moss. Granted I’ll give Moss credit, he’s a great athlete and he’s kept his nose clean this season both on and off the field. Here’s what Moss said of the situation.

“I want to make something clear, in my whole entire life of living 30 years, I’ve never put my hand on one woman, physically or in an angry manner.”

“This is a negative,” he said of the latest allegation, “a black cloud hanging over my head, and that’s something that I did not want coming into the season. … Everything I tried to do from getting here early, to make sure I eat the right food, all the way to practicing and playing, I wanted all of that to be A-plus.

“Everything’s been positive, so why would I bring something negative on. As much as I care and love the game of football and love my teammates, I would never put myself or them in a situation of something like this.”

Just one problem with those statements, he bumped a female traffic control officer with his car in 2002. Technically that isn’t laying a hand on a woman, instead he used his Lexus.

Let’s not forget Moss’s other past “mistakes”.

With the Vikings, he was criticized by quarterback Daunte Culpepper and others for leaving the field with 2 seconds left in a regular-season loss to Washington.

He verbally abused corporate sponsors on a team bus in 2001 and squirted an official with a water bottle in 1999. And who can for the infamous “mooning” incident.

So it’s clear that in the past Moss has placed himself in situation that hurt his teammates.

Yesterday the (alleged) victim Rachelle Washington spoke out and basically said “Yo, don’t be disrespecting Rachelle Washington!”

A statement from her attorney, David McGill, says “she refuses to be further disrespected by him.”

“Ms. Washington has been unfairly characterized as someone simply seeking financial gain. In fact, it was Mr. Moss’ representatives who first contacted our office to offer a ‘six figure’ settlement with hopes of not having this incident become public record,” the statement reads.

“It has never been her intention to hurt Mr. Moss in any way. However, she has suffered mental and physical harm as a result of his actions. She simply wants him to take responsibility for what he has done. As a battery victim, she has shown great strength throughout this entire ordeal,” the statement reads.

“We have heard Mr. Moss’ statement regarding the incident. He has acknowledged that he was at Ms. Washington‘s Florida residence and that he was ‘guilty’ of an ‘accident’ which occurred.

“However, Mr. Moss fails to mention how his reckless and degrading conduct rendered Ms. Washington unable to drive her vehicle to seek medical attention. As the evidence will show, there is serious doubt that Mr. Moss is capable of recalling with clarity the exact details of what transpired that evening. As Mr. Moss has previously stated, “Do your homework and check his resume,” the statement reads.

A hearing to on whether to issue a permanent restraining order is set for Jan. 28, just six days before the super bowl. Notice no criminal charges have been filed. I find that very important. It’s obvious to me that alleged victim is a disgruntled Dolphins fan (can you blame them look at their season) and this was probably concocted by Don Shula.

I’m not sure who to believe at this point. I just hope it’s on Court TV, but I’m willing to bet former Dolphin players will be in attendance.

Posted in Bill Belichick, Crime & Punishment, New England Patriots, Randy Moss, court tv, miami dolphins | Tagged: , , , , | 4 Comments »