(Editor's Note: This is a rant)
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Earlier today, Cris Carter had a Fruedian slip of gigantic proportions while on-air appearing on ESPN's Mike & Mike in the Morning.
The topic of conversation was the Dallas Cowboys end of season mishaps.
Upon asking for his input here comes Cris "former cokehead/alcohol abuser" Carter with his big mouth talking about the Cowboys problems and saying, "If it was me, I'd get rid of T.O. T.O. got to go from the beginning. Right from the giddy up. I take one bullet and put it right in him. Bam!"
I do not even know where to begin.
Actually, I do. ESPN needs to fire this guy ASAP! No ifs, ands, or buts about it. That on top of a sincere apology directly to T.O.
And I mean directly. No written statement. Call the guy on the phone. You owe him that much.
Depending on the sincerity and whether or not T.O. accepts, I may be inclined to give this another thought.
However, we live in a rough time in our society and there is lots that is wrong in the US and all over the world.
Christmas just passed and we had Santa wreak havoc in an L.A. community.
There's an ongoing war in Iraq.
We're in a recession.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Plenty people, such as myself, look to sports and in particular the NFL as a way to get away from it all.
We root for our teams. We wonder what we do if were in situation on 3rd-and-2, down by four with 3:00 left in the fourth quarter.
We listen to the commentators and the hosts of SportsCenter for news and insight. Not this BS!
Call it ignorance.
Call it lack of professionalism
Hell, call it being a Buckeye.
Something is wrong with this guy. He does not deserve a broadcasting job if he is unable to speak in a coherent sentence, much less wishing death upon someone.
The irony of this is that he is supposed to be a great leader in the community. Someone who the youth can look up. Someone who just spoke on how the Cowboys winning the Super Bowl would be a discredit to the league.
So he goes on national radio and is promoting to adolescents that violence is the answer?!
I don't think so.
This may come off as being overly sensitive to his comments that may have been in good faith, but make no mistake about it.
ESPN Should Fire Cris Carter. ESPN Needs to Fire Cris Carter.