Re: Thomas Embarrassed
posted at 2/1/2014 10:53 AM EST
My feelings. MY feelings. You have a right to your own feelings.
Here are the reasons Thomas offends me. Bailing out on his contract and politics.
Politically, I'm a lefty. Left is right and right is wrong I say.
Having said that, I *strongly suggest* people keep their political views out of the workplace.
And in the same vein, I don't like politics in my music or sport. There's PLENTY of that outside of music and sport. No need to bring it there.
Also, there's PLENTY of time for politics once you leave pro sports, you can do it full time and run for office if you like.
If I were invited to the WH and there were some far right people in charge, I would go. It's an honor. Not to accept that invite is disrespectful to the country, to the office.
Roughly the audience divides up 50/50 liberal and right wing. TT has no problems offending the 50% of the audience who don't share his views - the 50% that his paying his salary. I believe that's disrespectful.
I have strong feelings about politics. I *try* not to bring them here. If I were a professional athlete, given the careers aren't that long, I wouldn't be dedicating any time towards advancing my political views, but focusing on my career.
************** bailing out on his contract.
I believe if a man signs his name to something, it's a promise. And I don't respect a man who breaks a promise.
Having said that, yes, I can see my way to accepting the premise of having priorities of family, friend and God take precedence over that.
But - again, this is me personally - I don't believe Thomas. If there were a family problem of a sick child, a child on drugs, a runaway child, a wife with a disease or any of the reasons I can think of where leaving the Bruins would be legit in my eyes, WE WOULD HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT. No one has any privacy anymore, especially those in the public eye.
So I don't buy it. For me it has all the appearance that he bailed out of his contract just to screw the Bruins. Why? I don't know, but it's the only reason that I can see from the outside looking in.
If you disagree, you have other feelings about TT, fine. This is just the way I feel about it.