Caution: The Water is Hot
In case you haven’t noticed over the years, we here at The Off-Color Commentator try to avoid weighing in on issues unless they either a) warrant some sort of debate or discourse or b) have some inherently hilarious qualities that need to be elucidated at all costs.
So when word comes along that Tim Hardaway has said he hates gay people, frankly we find his viewpoint to be so blatantly ignorant and ridiculous that we’re left to wonder what thought process might have led him to consider saying…
…and see, we’re already boring ourselves talking about this.
Others can give Tim Hardaway the proper reprimand. In this case, piling on (not in that way) feels unnecessary, and more importantly, doesn’t seem like it would be very entertaining.
Thusly liberated, we’d much rather shift the focus from Hardaway’s gay bashing to discuss the fact that Kerry Wood will be sidelined for a few days of spring training after he slipped and fell while getting out of his hot tub.
According to reports, the brunt of the impact was on Wood’s “stomach and chest.” Somewhere we can hear Tim Hardaway cringing.
(Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
In all seriousness, there’s a lesson to be learned from all of this.
In general, we’re firm believers in the “you only live once” theory, which is to say that sure you want to exercise some self preservation on a daily basis, but at some point you’ve gotta throw caution to the wind and take a risk.
However, there are at least two exceptions to this rule:
1) If you think you’re about to say something that might be seen as extremely ignorant and/or hateful,
2) if you’re climbing out of a hot tub,
you really should be careful.