The Gipper Posted April 3, 2010 Report Share Posted April 3, 2010 The question I ask here is: Why? Why do these privileged NFL players, who make a fortune in money, go around with guns like they were carrying their cell phones? And the answer I came up with consists of two words. But before I give those two words, I will say that in addition to those two words there are a couple of other contributing factors: A. Yes, some of them just think they are the baddest mothershutyourmouths around if they have a gun. They want to exude that "yea, I'm a badass, I'm a thug" attitude. B. They really are insecure in their masculinity. They probably all have little teenie weenies, and since they can't just really pull it out and show how long their schlong is, they use a gun as a substitute. But, those are minor factors. Here are the two words: Sean Taylor. The murder of Sean Taylor in his home has all these wealthy athletes spooked and paranoid. Sean Taylor was a murder victim in his own home and he was targeted because he was a famous athlete with wealth. And since many of these other guys are famous athletes with wealth, they feel the need to protect themselves. Unfortunately, they may be totally justified in feeling that way. You have had the occasional athlete who was a victim because he refused to give up his gang member homies and felt that it was incumbent upon them to still "ride with their boys". But I don't think that was the case regarding Sean Taylor. He apparently had cleaned up any act he had, but was just an unfortunate target. So, OK, we get it that these guys are paranoid about what may be out there after them. Nonetheless, they still need to be smart about it, an not be so stupid as to put a loaded gun in a carry on at an airport. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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