Re: DeOssie Poll
posted at 2/8/2012 9:32 PM EST
I did not see the video. I heard talk about it yesterday and today on WEEI. They were mostly rationalizing and explaining it away in his defense. You know, circling the wagons.
I gotta' say, as a business man (sales), hearing sound bites of him dumping on New England as a place to live, saying he feels better in New York, that he "struggles" in New England, it came off as really stupid and really offensive, and yes, dumbfounding that he could so grossly miscalculate.
I think most of us can tolerate him siding with his former team and the current team of his son, the Giants. We could even handle him giving encouragement. A pat on the back for the Giants would be understandable to most New England fans aware of his background. But he coupled that pat on the back with several hard slaps to the face of the people of New England - the ones that have buttered his bread for years. For that, there are and should be consequences.
But to make matters worse, instead of apologizing in the subsequent damage control, he made excuses and said he "struggled" to deal with his conflicted allegiances. Bull. In no way does that explanation fit the context nor tone of his public derision of New England. I guess he not only doesn't like living and working in the region, but he also thinks New Englanders are idiots, capable of falling for his BS excuses. I have heard and watched people lie to me for 30 years while doing my sales ("buyers are liars", and it just happened to me again today...and the day before...). Hearing him, there is no way that guy is being level with people. Nor are his apologizing peers at WEEI. Pitiful.
The only real explanation is that he was probably wasted and his inhibitions were lowered while his stupidity quotient was raised, but he will not admit it.
I have only been to that slot parlor once, and saw the steak house. Now I know where not to go for steak. And like others, I will tune out WEEI when he is broadcasting.
Man, what a moronic, jackhole thing for him to do. He'll probably lose his restaurant. Maybe even his broadcast career. Total turkey.