|Ad Baadbill, here is some context. Mike Webster was a homeless hobo after a first team all pro career for the Steelers.
Eli is getting first class PR due to mismanagement of the situation. He's no big martyr.
I'm not sure I understand the point you're trying to make. All I said is that I care about the Giants as an organization. That the Giants have been a large part of my life for 50+ years and as a result, yes, I have an emotional attachment to HOW they do things. I do have an emotional reaction when I think the Giants organization are being assholes. I do have an emotional reaction when I believe the head coach intentionally tried to cause disruption with Manning.
Not sure what your point is about Webster - but it seems sort of stupid. If I am not happy about John Mara that means I must not be capable of caring about a player who became a homeless hobo as you put it?
So is your point that I'm fucked up because the Giants have been part of my life for 50+ years? Or because I LIKED it when I thought the Giants ownership had class and character? That I get upset to hear that McAdoo apparently felt it was appropriate to tell Manning he wasn't starting in a QB meeting with other players present rather than have a private conversation?
Well, sorry, but I do get angry and upset at those things. Maybe the Giants are just the same as some movie actor or something for you. But, as I've said, they have been a part of my persona for 50+ years. While I'm not a "gaga" type of fan... I don't have placards on my car... I don't own Giants gear... I don't wave flags or wear hats... what I have done is not missed a single snap of a Giants game in 50 years... I won't go to a game live (despite being offered seats)... and I won't watch with anyone else in the room... I won't attend family or business events... and all family and friends know exactly where I am when the Giants game is on ... they know I won't answer the phone ... won't leave the house ... won't respond to a text... they all email me after a significant event and ask me what is going on in Giants world...
And that has been my life for 50+ years.
So, yea, the Giants are a big part of who I am.
And, so, yea, I happen to have emotional reactions (anger in this case) when the Giants organization doesn't act classy. When the organization treats one of its great ambassadors (if not the greatest) like a pile of rotten shit.
Sorry. That's just me. And isn't going to change. Like I said... I'm not some fucking robot who can just turn it on and turn it off.
One of the reasons I've loved the Giants is because of my perception (perhaps deluded perception) that it has been a classy organization - a class act.