Originally Posted by EMartNJ
Is the irony of Anhueser-Busch criticizing the NFL about domestic violence lost on anyone? I mean, Ray Rice admitted he was plastered when he punched his wife.
1. I get what you're saying, but I'd find the irony striking only if I had some expectation that A-B would do something other than whatever seems most commercially strategic for them.
2. Also, while I know this was not your intent, you're implicitly buying into Rice's bullshit a little bit. I'd suggest he didn't "admit" to being plastered so much as he made a half-assed attempt to "explain" why he punched her. I've been plastered once or twice in my life. I gather from what I've read one or two other posters may, at one point or another, have known a guy who knew a guy who has been plastered. Most of us don't punch people when we're drunk, much less knock someone smaller and weaker than ourselves unconscious. I get the link between abuse of alcohol and violent/abusive behavior, but Rice punched his wife because he's a dick and a bully, not because he drank beer.http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2014/09/roger-goodell-suspends-anheuser-busch-for-conduct-detrimental-to-the-league.html
Also, this quote from a KSK post about Reggie Bush's stupid social media comment about disciplining his daughter:Don’t worry, though. Reggie Bush honestly tries not to leave bruises. Not in the same sense that he tries not to fumble but there’s definitely some effort in there
.Edited by lawyerdad - 9/17/14 at 11:05am