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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Horse is Dead. RIP Horse

Once upon a time, a guy associated with professional sports media acted like a dick. Multiple times. Total dick move and he got called out on it. Appropriate response to a dick move.

Guy got fired from the professional sports media organization. Another appropriate response to his dick move.

Guy tweeted an apology. Once again, an appropriate response to his dick move. (Who am I to judge an apology? Whether heartfelt or lackluster, one was made)

End of subject. Everybody carry on. The End. The horse is dead. RIP horse.

Oh wait! Lots of “gentlemen” (note the “air quote” please) are bitchin that the guy should have never been fired for the dick move. Srsly? Are you boneheads seriously thinking that the dick move wasn’t really a dick move? What, because you would have totally done it yourself if you had the chance to use whatever professional standing you had to hit up some hottie who liked hockey? “Score!”???

Did your Mama drop you on your head or did it happen when you fell off the turnip truck?

Now, everybody in the hockeysphere knows what I’m talking about here. And it’s not like the boss of the guy is my BFF or nuthin. I’m just sick to death of this freaking dead horse getting bashed over and over.

Even if the dick move wasn’t sexist, objectifying, and rude (which it was, among many other things-trust me on that), now all these “gentlemen” expect to be told the who, what, when, where and why of the actions against the guy.

Dear “Gentlemen” – it is not a news story. It is also none of your business. You do not get to object. You have no horse in this race.

Oh, you think you DO have a horse in this race? What, is it some bro code you have to honor?

Ok, let’s take your horsie for a ride…let’s suppose you did something in private that was exposed in public because it was inappropriate and you should be stopped from doing it again. And let’s say that not only did you seem to use your professional connections to do this, but you did it in such a way that you insulted many customers of your business. Then, let’s add that, based on reports, you have done this many times to multiple customers. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that by taking that action, you tarnished the reputation of the company you work for. And, to top it off, your company has to take just as much heat for it (if not more) as you do, because your employment with them was their responsibility.

And that is all just from an HR stand point, nothing personal. Here’s personal…the dick move was towards your sister, wife or mother. Go explain to her why the guy shouldn’t have gotten fired. See what she says to that. You’ll be sleeping in the stable for a long time coming.

Giddy up cowboy; you’re fired. (Consider yourself lucky you didn’t get gelded before you got put out to pasture, Mr. Ed.)

So, can everybody please just stop with the fucking whining and bitching over a guy who made a dick move and got fired for it?  The horse is dead. RIP horse.

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