Thursday, February 14, 2013
Valentines Day Massacre: The Day We Realize Our Heroes Should Not Come From Sports
The problem is now the legacy these sports figures leave behind. Lance Armstrong will always be a liar and a cheat. Joe Paterno will only be recognized for looking the other way. Alex Rodriguez will be known as a smug guy who used drugs to get to the top. Now, Oscar Pistorius will always be known as the double amputee murderer. The man who everyone wanted so bad to be everything we could hope our heroes would be, did something so despicable that nothing will change our opinion on him. He is a murderer no matter what we try to do to make it right. Maybe it was because he thought she was a robber. Maybe it was an accident. Maybe the gun wasn't supposed to go off. Be real people. Maybe he is just a bad guy who was one of the many people who ends up killing their significant other. Maybe we are the ones who are in wrong for expecting so much out of our heroes. Maybe, just maybe, we need to figure out that our beloved athletes may not be the best people to look up to.