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Why do people bash those who better themselves?

Posted on: July 12, 2010 1:20 pm

After the whole Lebron James saga I got to thinking.

After reading Dan Gilbert's email to fans I got to thinking more and more.

Why do people bash those who try to better themselves?

   Lebron left Cleveland to win a championship. That is pretty obvious. He also took less money to make that move. He gave Cleveland 7 years of his life and tried numerous times to win a championship. They came close once, but just didnt have the pieces to complete the task. This past season the cards fell. The Cavs had the best record in the East, but when playoff time came they fell short. Lebron then decided to take his talents to another city to accomplish his goal of winning multiple titles. Lebron was only trying to better the situation for himself and his family. What is so wrong with that?

   Before Les Miles took over the LSU job he was coaching at Oklahoma State. As an Oklahoma State fan I was sad to see him go. However I was NOT about to blast the man for bettering his life. I know that Ok State is not LSU. I know that. Therefore I would never be mad at the man for making the move. LSU equaled better program and more money. Congrats to Les. 

   WVU and Cincy fans must be grouped together for this one. RR signed an extension while Kelly told his players he wouldnt leave them. However, when you are coaching at WVU or Cincy and Michigan or Notre Dame comes knocking, what do you do? I would guess that 95% of us would say bye bye WVU and Cincy. Is there really anything to think about? Even if the two programs are not at their best they will pay more and have more tradition. Can you blame them for leaving?

Sure it is ok to be upset when someone leaves your school or team. However it is wrong to blast them publicly or behind closed doors. If the tables are turned most would make the same decision. Lebron wants championships so he left. Les wanted to make more money and coach at a football school to build his own legacy there. RR and Kelly left their programs for more money and the chance to coach at a tradition rich school.

Why cant some accept that and move on? Why must some stay bitter?


Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 2:29 am

Why do people bash those who better themselves?

Nobody faulted Kelly for taking the ND job.
They did fault him for leaving before their bowl game.

I believe the Rich Rod animosity was driven by a few alumni and AD administrators.
I don't think a lot of fans felt animosity until these groups went on the slur campaign.

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