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I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

Posted on: August 25, 2009 9:23 am
Edited on: August 25, 2009 9:34 am
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But I don't. Sorry. Sue me for being a bad guy, a hard heart, a cold soul.

Mental illness is real, and suicidal tendencies, even those that are nothing more than a cry for attention -- and I have no idea if Beasley was being serious or just seeking attention -- are nothing to sneer at. But when the suicidal guy is one of the most talented professional athletes in a sport, and he has more money and fame and dating opportunities than most of us will ever have ... it ticks me off.

If Michael Beasley can't be happy with his life now, good heavens. It's like Vince Young last year. Or Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who did commit suicide. If you can't be happy in THAT life, trade with me. Or you. Or any of us who struggle to pay our bills and meet women and impress our bosses and save money for the future and in general make an impact in this world. Trade with me, Michael Beasley.

I'm supposed to feel badly for the guy.

Instead I'm pissed at him.

What does that make me guilty of? It makes me guilty of being honest.
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Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2009 2:21 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

"What does that make me guilty of? It makes me guilty of being honest."

No, it makes you guilty of being ignorant and incredibly simple. 

I'm guessing that at some point you may have gone to journalism school and may have been taught how to do research?  If so, you probably should have done a little on mental illness prior to writing this piece.  Clinical Depression is NOT being sad about your situation, it is an illness as you say.

Your statement is as stupid as if you'd written "Oh, come on Kenechi Udezi, you're a pro football player.  You are making millions and have a great life.  You can't have Lukemia.  Trade with me.  I'll be a pro football player and I'll show you how you how I would handle it."

I don't think you necessarily have a cold soul or hard heart, just a sophomoric understanding of what you're writing about.  I hope the (often) deadly reality of mental illness does not impact you and your family the way it has so many others and you are blessed enough to remain so naive.



Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2009 9:15 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley


I'll bet Doyel had beers with Tom Cruise some time recently.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2009 3:10 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

Gregg, you are the biggest tool in the world. Depression is a medical condition. Being under the constant scrutiny of millions of people can worsen preexisting conditions that are already present inside of someone. But hey, why try to empathize with someone suffering from depression when you're buddying up with Rick "Old Unfaithful" Pitino? Toughen up, Mike, but man Rick, we're rooting for you. Sorry you're getting smeared by the media. Never mind that you boinked a woman who was not your wife in a restaurant. That's forgiveable. Suffering from depression is not.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2009 11:27 am
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

What does that make me guilty of? It makes me guilty of being honest.No, it makes you guilty of being whiny and self-centered.

You don't have the financial advantages he enjoys right now.  So what?  You certainly don't earn them through your writing.  Your jealousy seems endless and pathetic.

Who told you you're "supposed to feel badly for the guy"?  No one.  The fact that you feel pressured to seems like you're simply torn between the fact you can't accept someone with money as also being human, that you regret not having money yourself to the point that you believe if you did your life would be just great.

Reading your writing on this subject gives a lot of insight into you, Doyel.  And it's obvious the problem you have meeting girls isn't because you don't have Beasley's money.  You just have a personality that makes girls drink the drink you buy them then turn to their girlfriends and laugh at you. 

He's a person.  Anyone can suffer from depression.  It doesn't matter if they're rich or poor.  You seem depressed about your own pathetic struggles - do you really think that if you had money people would LIKE you?  You'd still be that guy everyone laughs at because you just don't get "it".



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2009 4:31 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

I am convinced CBS sports writers like Doyle, purposely write these ignorant and simple minded columns to stir up some controversy and get responses and comments.  I’ve read many columns similar to this one over the last few months; it’s a terrible way to get attention. I guess they have done there job, because I am always reading these terrible articles, getting pissed off and responding to them!




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2009 4:09 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

Doyel, this might be a new low for you. This is a real disorder that can affect anyone, and if it does, it doesn't matter what you've got. If you don't understand it, which you clearly don't, just don't comment on it. All the money in the world can't help someone with depression unless they use it to cure themselves. In fact, if you were to make that trade with Michael Beasley, he'd be the one benefitting from that trade. Why? Because he'd be free of his depression and you'd have it.

You position makes you guilty of being honest. It also makes you guilty of being an insensitive idiot.



Since: Aug 26, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2009 3:12 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

Any who puts a pic of himself with a sledgehammer obviously has a inferiority complex (along with bashing those with mental issues). I'm guessing Doyle got his butt whipped alot in gradeschool. Correct me if I'm wrong Doyle, but I missed Beasly's speach where he went on crying and blaming the world for his issues??? I think someone who has to lash out at other people (the same liberals who hate the rich for their sucess) simply do it because their unhappy in their own life. If anyones a crybaby here it's you, not Beasly. Your the one whining about your poor job (which can't be that tough by looking at your articles), being underpaid and not getting laid. And Doyle if your not getting any it's not because of your lack of money, it's probably your personality.  



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2009 2:47 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

Wow, you sure are pissed at Michael Beasley for living the life that you can only dream of. He wants you to feel bad for him, but you sure dont want too, good for you for not sympathizing with him. What a loser Michael Beasley is for having mental illness and doing something about it, lol. You are honest to the point of being stupid Doyel and you are much better off not sharing your thoughts with others, let alone writing them in a article.  Hope you get all your fame and fortune some day, good luck in life!



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2009 2:11 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

Mr Doyel, here's a simple way to analyze this. If Beasley had an undetected heart condition and ended up in the hospital from a ruptured valve, would you feel sorry for him? If it turned out he had leukemia and had to go into treatment for it, would you feel sorry for him? If the answer to those questions is yes, then why do you feel differently about mental illness? In my line of work, I deal with a lot of people who struggle with debilitating mental illnesses. Trust me - no matter how much money and fame they might have - you would NOT want to trade with the demons they grapple with. If you want Cobain's money, you have to take his illness too. If you were honest with yourself, you wouldn't make that trade.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2009 2:04 pm
 

I'm supposed to sympathize with Michael Beasley

????? why do you have to be this stupid. It has nothing to do with basketball and his skill level. It has nothing to do with the heat and their team. This has to do with a person and his imbalance of chemicals in his brain. This topic is so far over your head because just to fathom what a chemical imbalance is you would have had to pass a 7th grade science class...obviously you never have



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