BostonHerald – Kevin Youkilis helped put needed perspective on passion and sports when the subject of his becoming a â€śhatedâ€ť Yankee came up in a radio interview yesterday. In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, he noted, it makes sense to pause to adjust and redirect our energies. â€śThereâ€™s a lot of problems in our society today,â€ť Youkilis said on WAAF. â€śI feel like thereâ€™s a lot of hatred and a lot of bad things. Itâ€™s the way we treat people from the early going as kids, but the kids only learn from adults. The adults are the ones that teach these kids hate. Thatâ€™s why I say, at these Yankees games, Red Sox, thereâ€™s hate â€” thereâ€™s so much hate. We need to adjust the society and just love each other a little bit more each day. I donâ€™t know if that will change the outcomes in life, but I think it will help.â€ť Youkilis wondered aloud why there is so much intensity when it comes to sports. â€śWhy is it so crazy in sports?â€ť he asked. â€śThis tragedy happens, we have all of this craziness. People are going berserk over a sporting event. Itâ€™s wild. Itâ€™s wild to me how people can react and act with so much hate in sports. Itâ€™s supposed to be a release from your everyday life.â€ť
Youk is such a pompous asshole. And Iâ€™m not just saying that because heâ€™s on the Yankees now. Iâ€™m already on the record as saying I donâ€™t begrudge him for doing that, but cut me the song and dance about how there is too much hate in sports. How the world would be a better place if people didnâ€™t care so much about the Yankees Red Sox rivalry. Stop trying to make any parallels between sports and the Newtown shooting you idiot. Itâ€™s insulting to even mention those two things in the same breath. Like yeah I think people get that winning a baseball game isnâ€™t as important in the scheme of life as some madman shooting up an elementary school. We donâ€™t need a lecture from kevin Youkilis about priorities to clear that up. The point is brah if fans didnâ€™t care as much as we do and didnâ€™t â€śhateâ€ť their rivals you wouldnâ€™t make the millions you do playing a kids game. This is just an absolute pet peeve of mine. When millionaire athletes complain about getting booed or fans having too much passion. Fuck off. Thatâ€™s the whole reason you exist you squid.