John Parker Wilson will continue to take the heat after his last two performances from the fans and the media. I admit it, I’m as guilty as the next Bama fan (Examples A, B, & C). Still, I think we as a fan base have had enough time these last 2.5 days to let out our pure white hot rage by complaining about JP Wilson until our eyes bulge.
This is a free country, and people have a right to discuss whatever they feel like. If you want to discuss his actual play or the coaching, feel free to continue to call into Finebaum and comment (or laugh at some strange kid named Calvin, the kid who has yet to say anything of real value). But, I really can’t understand how certain fans can attack a player that suits up everyday for them by calling them a girl’s name, attack his hairstyle, or make a joke about his love life just because we lost a game. Keeping things is perspective is a quality that certain fans are lacking this week.
How dare you comb your hair the way you want!!!!
His life outside the football world isn’t something people need to be discussing on a regular basis. As long as he obeys the law (post-D.U.I. anyways) and shows he’s actually mature, I really don’t care to hear a radio show host suggest he could have girl problems. Personally, I rarely comment on a player’s personal life unless he does something dumb enough to make the news. I don’t even care about Tebow’s girlfriend! It’s just not important.
I haven’t seen or heard a majority of the fans doing this. But there are some, and they really are showing their lack of maturity right now. It’s amazing to see 40+ year old men act in such a manner.
The view up here is great!
I do realize that opposing fans may mock our players too. Well guess what, they’re opposing fans! Alabama fans should not say such things about Alabama players. If a UT fan decides to mock John Parker, that’s his/her own business since they represent a different team. Seeing Bama fans make cheap verbal attacks reflects poorly on not only the fans, but the University as a whole. Take pride in who you are and the guys that play hard for you. Will they screw up? Sure they will. Can you vent about how they didn’t play well? Absolutely, it’s your right as a fan who emotionally and financially supports this program in one form or another. But, taking cheap shots out of spite regarding a student player’s personal life is not something I will just ignore. Jokes are one thing. Spewing hate is another.
One more short observation: It’s funny how some of the people who dis players will defend their coaches to the death. Coaches are fair game since they are being paid to do what they do (as men who are 40). Yes, I realize player’s get scholarships and dorms, but that isn’t comparable to $2.5 million or more a year. At least the players put their bodies on the line weekly. Coaches work hard and their personal lives should be respected as well, but all of that money will leave you open for plenty of criticism.