Everybody's least favorite tight end Kellen Winslow appears to be headed for another long recovery from microfracture surgery on his right knee.
I can honestly say that I don't usually get too annoyed with athletes when they make grandiose statements regarding the importance of their sport in the grand scheme of things. I understand that in many ways, sports have become one of the only things that truly unites broad sections of our society. Whether you are black, white, Asian, Hispanic or some other race that I can't think of, you are likely to be a fan of one of the major professional sports. So the importance of these sports, and the seriousness with which the athletes approach the games are something that I can usually respect. Like it or not, their actions will be remembered by fans like us for years to come, and it is easy to see how athletes and fans alike can get swept up into the heat of the moment.
But then Kellen Winslow Jr. made these stupid statements:
I always had a certain degree of contempt for the U, but this really let me know that some athletes just don't get it. (That is the University of Miami for all of you not in the know, but then again, I don't think people who aren't in the know tend to read brilliant blogs such as Inappropriate Hugs. I digress.) We want you to take your sports seriously, and we want you to represent your school and/or your city to its fullest, but please, you aren't a soldier, and despite what you say, a game is not war.
I'm not speaking from experience, as I have never served in the military, but I always thought that if I had ever served, Kellen Winslow would be the American I was least excited to be fighting for.
So I was morbidly happy when this fool broke his leg three games into his rookie season with the Browns. (As an aside, could you possibly think of a worse team to be a fan of than the Cleveland Browns? Ugly uniforms, your "real team" left you years ago to go to Baltimore, and for Chrissakes, you are living in Cleveland.)
I was even more delighted when he crashed his motorcycle in a parking lot in 2005, and required major surgery on his leg. I like to think that the doctor who was treating him was a former Marine, and made sure to use some dirty instruments to guarantee that Private Winslow got a staph infection that laid him up for an extra six weeks.
Now he is going to be on the shelf for about 4 months recovering from this most recent surgery. Karma really is giving this guy a beating over those dumb comments he made back in 2003.
The takeaway of all this? The only Winslow you should like is Carl Winslow: