Not to get all preachy on your asses, but have you ever noticed how shitty people can be?
Like, there are people in this world who when faced with two choices of 1. be a negative asshole and 2. DON’T be a negative asshole, they will always choose number 1. It doesn’t matter if they’re reading a blog, waiting for some pedestrians to cross a street, or if they’re being accosted for autographs. “THIS IS A STUPID BLOG BUT I’M GOING TO KEEP READING IT JUST SO I CAN CONTINUE TO TELL YOU HOW STUPID YOU ARE!” “HURRY UP, CRIPPLED LADY!” “EFF OFF, KIDS!”
Then there are those people who seem to be incapable of being a negative asshole and one of those people is Troysus Polamalu.
[chorus of angels vocalizing]
Go read what Troysus did for some kids, the most important part being this:
And then Polamalu had a better idea. He gathered up some of the kids and headed outside for a game of pick-up football.
They got to play a pickup game of football with Troysus Polamalu for more than 30 minutes, which, had I been there, we would not have started that game without a long discussion of why it is vital that we play shirts versus skins and why it is crucial to the survival of all that is good and decent and nom-tastic in this world that Troysus be on the skins team.
Listen, I understand Troy Polamalu is human (?) and that he has faults (?) and that he can’t possibly be perfect (?). I’m just saying that in the six years I’ve been blogging, in all the emails I have received from readers telling me about negative encounters they’ve had with various local celebrities, in all the rumors I’ve heard about certain Steelers and local politicians and newscasters, in all the swirling muck of human weakness, never once has anyone written me to let me know that that Troy Polamalu guy is a real negative asshole.
That’s gotta count for something.
Also, it looks warm there in Arizona, so I’d just like to end this post by saying, once again, EFF THIS WINTER.