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Media beats the dead horse that is Pacman

Posted on: January 9, 2009 2:56 am

In the past, it has usually been Adam Jones doing himself in. Whether it was brawling with his own bodyguard or making it thunderstorm in the club, Jones just couldn't keep himself out of trouble. Jones had received multiple suspensions, usually correlating with how the legal proceedings went.

The Dallas Cowboys have released Jones, after a report on ESPN implicated Jones in past incident they were unaware of. In the story, Jones(allegedly) was the ring leader behind a shooting outside of a club. To be honest, the details of the story don't matter to me.

What does matter to me is how quickly the Cowboys dumped Jones once they heard of the allegations. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys stuck with Jones through his initial reinstatement, his mid-season suspension, and second comeback. Then all of a sudden, a story breaks about an past incident (in which no charges were filed against Jones), and they release him. Apparently, lack of evidence to press charges against Jones didn't stop the Cowboys' quick trigger-finger.

In the report, a video camera captured Pacman at the scene of the alleged crime, and that is pretty damning. However...that, combined with these men telling their side of the story (with their identities in confidence, mind you), is basically the media shoving "GET RID OF PACMAN" propaganda down everyones' throats, especially anyone affiliated with the Cowboys.

It was a PR hit the Cowboys just couldn't deal with again, so they did what they had to do...that's what it looks like on the surface. But it almost seems as though Jerry Jones himself wanted the story to come out so he'd have an excuse to get rid of Pacman.

Don't get me wrong, I generally wouldn't defend Pacman. I think he's a team liability and the Cowboys shouldn't have gotten him in the first place, but something seems fishy here. Maybe I'm crazy and thinking about it too just seems unfair that Pacman basically got snitched out of his job by the accusers and the media.

It just goes to show how powerful the media has become.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2009 10:49 pm

Media beats the dead horse that is Pacman

Haha thanks, appreciate it. Sawks fans would shred his jock and smoke it if they could. Though if you check back at the board a bunch of the people had decent rebuttals...oh well, if one person gets a kick out of my post, I consider it worth-while. Imagine how stupid WE would look if we fondled Ruiz's sack for the way he handles Lidge...

Thanks for the praise though, I favorited you. I'll check out some of your material eventually.

Since: Dec 6, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 10:36 pm

Media beats the dead horse that is Pacman

All true.  If the media says you did it, you're f*'in guilty.  Just ask any bigtime athlete.  When I was a kid, they didn't bother digging into these guys lives with Behind the Lines and all this crap.  I'm tired of hearing all the steroid stories.  We ALL KNOW these guys juiced, at this point, I really couldn't care less who did it.  It has been a contest of who can dime out who.  Ridiculous.


By the way, Kitch, that was some WINNING commentary on Varitek.  I was getting super annoyed with all the SOX fans on there, and was about to bash them when I saw your commentary.  It was great.  Figures I checked on there and you are also a Philly fan.


LEts' git 'em in '09 and defend that title.

Since: Dec 21, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2009 11:11 am
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