Smelly McUgly wrote:SeaTown81 wrote:I only listen to and read journalists who I agree with 100%! Dissenting thought will not be tolerated! How dare anyone question my opinions and the things I hold dear! Burn the witch!!!
This is a strawman fallacy. No one has argued this, nor is anyone arguing that dissenting thought is the reason that Brewer's argument is a bad one. You are making up this argument, pretending that those who criticize Brewer have made it, and then knocking it down.
Let's try to be intellectually honest, here. Why do you think that Brewer's argument has merit?
gargantual wrote:Jville wrote:That perspective reminds me of those that have argued that Americans are to blame for 9-11.
That no fault mentality bestowed on offenders. That automatic reflex to aid their escape from responsibility. Made possible by this nation state's preoccupation with deflecting accountablity ...... "The blame game"
Don't remember people blaming America for 9-11 rather than other people accusing them of blaming America when merely pointing out that it's not a simple, black & white world we live in, and our long history of propping up horrifying dictators when it's suited us (Saddam Hussein, Mubarak, etc) and funding and training terrorists OURSELVES (like Al Queda during the Eighties).....all things that simply point out that things in this life are complex, and can't be diluted down to simplistic catch-phrases. Kind of like when fans or players dismiss criticism as "ahh, they're just haters."
And to veer back onto topic, Bruce Irvin DID accept responsibility, so isn't that really the whole point?
Axx wrote:I think it's Seahawks.net's fault for criticizing his run defending in the Atlanta game that pressured him into going PEDs.
BirdsCommaAngry wrote:A couple of the guys, Barbre and Maxwell, fit the mold of your examples. It's entirely possible Irvin used Adderall for recreation but it's also possible the PED he was using wasn't even Adderall. Irvin might be pretty much guaranteed a significant role on the team even if only as a passing down rusher, but we also brought in Avril, watched Irvin get manhandled as a starter vs ATL, and heightened our collective expectations for the upcoming season. He might not be competing for a roster spot but he is competing for playing time and all the possible benefits of being a prolific starting pass rusher.
SeaTown81 wrote:I only listen to and read journalists who I agree with 100%! Dissenting thought will not be tolerated! How dare anyone question my opinions and the things I hold dear! Burn the witch!!!
WestcoastSteve wrote:The problem with your thinking is that is universal throughout the league. The majority of players busted for PED's are backups/fringe starters. Not a whole lot of high profile stars have been caught.
No one has proved this is a "competitive issue' that isn't common throughout the league that's why I don't buy Brewer's logic.
plyka wrote:SeaTown81 wrote:I only listen to and read journalists who I agree with 100%! Dissenting thought will not be tolerated! How dare anyone question my opinions and the things I hold dear! Burn the witch!!!
Damn those witches who disagree with a journalist because they disagree with their positions! Those are the witches that require most burning of all. Who the hell do they think they are? Disagreeing with a journalist? Nazis, fascists, socialists, tyrannical despots --we need to burn the witches who disagree with a journalist and make their opinions known! Anyone who disagrees with a journalist is a Nazi, perhaps Adolf reincarnate!