…it's not hard to ascertain the identity of the one and only, and I mean ONLY, person to ever think Los Locos had ever “risen”.
I've never interjected in the ridiculous pissing matches between DC and company, but I do find it ironic that he is supposed to handle all vitriol and harassment diplomatically, but others, in some cases anonymously, through this message board, email and twitter can incessantly fire personal attacks freely - including USF employees via social media - without any repercussion or judgment.
I've not been witness to everything here and DC is not free of fault having admittedly snapped and reacted poorly in instances. But having to keep civil in a public forum no matter what he reads about himself in private and public mediums like this one, after a day of real work and life, is the worst volunteer job ever. Personally, I would get a new hobby, away from the internet public. I've never commented on this petty and moronic crap, but this whole slap fight is so hypocritical and stupid I often skip anything related to USF forums, in person or online, and feel good about it.
Festus, that is great commentary on what we have seen transpire in the last year.
DC has been patiently tolerant over behavior that certainly was NOT taught or implied in any USF classroom or social function.
I remember a nun telling us that we should always act and do things as if our parents were right next to us. Many of us learned to analyze whatever we did prior to doing something stupid.
I recall my dad saying that you could always disagree with a person's ideas or actions but you had no right to engage in personal attacks. Attack the idea and disparage the actions. It was wrong to bring it to a personal level.
I have often understood DC's comments regarding the personal attacks on here and elsewhere that he has to endure. I must admit when I found out that a former poster on this board had actually flipped him off and told him to "F" himself, I was truly disappointed. I see the good in this person and it saddens me that he felt compelled to stoop to that level.
There have been times when DC has commented on someone's behavior and often I have witnessed similar or worse behavior and I have opted NOT to post. Had a posted, then the person might not have ignited others to react. I try hard to overlook bad behavior but I must admit that at times, there is just too much. Maybe, we need to create a kinder and gentler world where people first see good and not bad.
I am grateful for this board. It gave me a chance to praise men like Burl Toler for whom I have always had the deepest respect. It gave me insight into how others view our competition and how they perceive the players. It gave me a venue to speak honestly and truthfully with only some repercussions.