Posted by JimiMak
Posted by Jackelope
Still, gotta give the guy a break. It's a mistake almost anybody could have made
Ummm... no it's not.
What's your logic for that?
Like I said, I think it's funny, but thinking of the position Kimbo grew up in I don't really blame him for it. I think a lot more people would slip up in the spotlight than they realize. I'm one of the first guys to laugh at Goldie for his screw ups (because that is his job- to be a professional commentator) but when a dude who normally isn't on the mic screws up I give them a pass. Especially when he was just trying to be nice to the Japanese anyway.
The dude grew up thuggish. In a lifestyle where school and all of that stuff didn't matter. Not that it's right, or an excuse by any means, but you take 90% of the guys out of the scene Kimbo was in and hardly any of them will be able to speak intelligently on any issue concerning politics, geography, or history. Let alone when there are millions of people watching at home on the TV just waiting to point out his screw ups. The way our society judges people and either puts them on a pedastal or takes every chance to knock them down available is a mystery to me. I dunno... I find myself feeling sorry for Kimbo in some respects, and hating him in others. I don't blame him for being a victim of his own hype, but then again I don't have much respect for his skills.
Meh, I don't want to turn this into a philosophy discussion. To each their own, but I think you, me, and many others who aren't professionals could slip up at any time on the mic. Somehow I guess you feel that's not possible though, eh?