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Vin Baker still dosn't get it

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chuck~Taylor, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member


  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    No chuck, vin baker has a serious problem with alcohol and an illness known as depression... it's not that he "doesn't get it."

    Jackass thugs like Adam Jones... they don't get it.
  3. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    I sympathize with the illnesses Vin suffers from, but it was still his choice to get behind the wheel drunk (if he's guilty.)
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Baker, who I do not think is a bad guy, desperately needs help before he does something that he cannot recover from.
  5. IU90

    IU90 Member

    No, with Baker its more a case of "can't help it" than "doesn't get it". His offenses are entirely different than those of Vick, Pacman, Dukes, etc. They are born from weakness, rather than mean-spiritedness or disregard.
  6. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    A lot of star athletes "don't get it" because they've always been star athletes who were protected and didn't have to get it. They got millions of dollars doing it their way, and it's really hard to convince them their way is wrong.

    I feel sorry for most of them, because most of them don't know they don't get it.


    Baker's case is different. I feel really sorry for him because he probably can't help it. I've seen a lot of friends and family battle alcohol problems. It fucking sucks.
  7. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    We put these people of pedestals like they're gods, and then we call them out when they fuck up. Being a star probably comes with a lot of negatives that we probably can't possibly understand. We focus on the good stuff that comes with it, but being surrounded by yes men can't possibly be a good long-term situation.

    EDIT: they're, not their, dumbass.
  8. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I only have passing knowledge of Baker & his troubles, and from my own experiences with his afflictions, he NEEDS to get into some sort of intensive treatment to help him along. He still should be held accountable for his actions, but alcoholism and especially depression are vicious diseases that can easily warp a person's judgement.
  9. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    He made over 90 million dollars.

    Hire a fucking driver!
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Except, Adam "Pacman" Jones plays--played?--in the NFL.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Not that there's EVER a good place to drive drunk, but doing it in the Foxwoods area is pretty damn near suicidal. Those roads are windy and dark as shit. That's the general area where Manute Bol was nearly killed when his drunk cab driver crashed.

    Oh and lil' Chuckie, it's doesn't. Not dosn't.
  12. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Manute's crash was on a fairly major highway (Route 2) in Colchester. Vin got stopped on a two-lane road that isn't as wide-open as the main drag of Route 2.
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