Wednesday, November 16, 2005



From Lords Of Pain:

Anthony P. Landrosh sent in the following letter to me. He said that he was listening to ESPN radio earlier today, "The Herd With Colin Cowherd", and Colin Cowherd said some rude comments about Eddie Guerrero's passing. He accused Eddie and other wrestlers of steroid use. Cowherd said, "who cares that he died" and that Guerrero's death was not "newsworthy." He also started speculation on the "unknown causes" of his death.

There are very few things people can do that trample even on Marcelle's own sensibilities, but tastelessly insulting the recently departed would be one of them.

Colin Cowhered is an idiot and a jackass if he thinks that he has the right to assume nobody cares that Eddie Guererro, one of the best athletes of the wrestling business, has passed on. For him to say that a death, any death at all, is not "newsworthy" sidesteps the issue that this is someone's life we're talking about, and it's not the "newsworthiness" of one's death but the fact that this person is, for all intents and purposes, no longer with us.

Marcelle, being one of the biggest wrestling fans you'd probably know of, will forever miss Latino Heat. He was a great wrestler, and definitely made an unbelievable comeback after having beaten drug and alcohol addiction. He ascended to the top of the WWE and finally won the World Title after close to twenty years in the business, and was conceivably in line to win it again before Wrestlemania, what with his storyline with Batista and his resurging popularity as a babyface character.

Was Cowherd even watching any wrestling when he made these heartless comments? The RAW this Monday in the U.S. has all those wrestlers trooping out and baring their souls, regardless of character, about Eddie, and how they managed to touch his life. If Cowherd had no idea about all this, then how dare he make these tacky comments?

How dare he judge someone's death as something people "don't care"? If a random baseball player died, you think Cowherd would try to say something like that? Hades, if Cowherd died, you think people would try to say something like that (After this, they just might.)? Does he know how many fans Eddie has? Does he realize Eddie has a family? People who call him "Papi"?

How dare he insult someone's name by insinuating talks about drugs about a man who made himself an example of battling against one's own personal demons and ultimately winning because of faith and perseverance? Would he try to insinuate steroids or drugs as a cause of death if, say, Kobe Bryant suddenly dropped dead next week (I don't wish ill will on Kobe, though. Just as a point of illustration.)? Does he even know the story behind Eddie? The kind of things Eddie had to go through just to overcome his addictions?

Fuck you, Colin Cowherd. May you lose your job at ESPN for this atrocity you have committed. Fuck you, indeed, you ignorant, idiotic little prick.

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