This. This is everything that is wrong with us.
No, not the sleeping part. Sleeping's great. Hell, I wish I was better at it, but at best I play in the pillow bush leagues. I will never go pro.
Rather, it is HIM. He is what is wrong with us.
Andrew Robert Rector.
You see, Andrew fell asleep. He happened to doze off at a Yankees game. And Yankees games being televised, he was caught on camera making out with the Sandman.
So, what's a good sports announcer to do? Comment on what happens to be filling the screen at the moment, of course.
The ESPN announcers were good natured, did nothing heinous or disparaging, BUT...
When this piece of work awakened to find out he had made the broadcast and the online highlights, he did the Amurikan thing - he filed a lawsuit.
Look out hot cup of coffee, old Granny's lap is about to get overshadowed by an even more steaming piece of legal sewage.
Poor Andrew has filed a lawsuit not just against the announcers, but against ESPN, Major League Baseball, and the Yankees.
Well, his poor wittle feewings have been hurted. He is claiming he has "suffered substantial injury" to his "character and reputation" and "mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity."
In his lawsuit, in which he asks for $10 million in damages, he accuses the announcers of using words like “stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid.” These are actually words used by commentors on message boards, not the ESPN announcers.
But don't let a little thing like details strike out a potential booty like that.
Here's the bottom line - Andrew bought a ticket to a baseball game. That includes wording on the ticket advising the holder's image may be broadcast. No one made him fall asleep and become a topic of brief conversation by the announcers.
Just as no one forced this spectacle into the bigger spotlight, but ANDREW. He and his money lust, which dictates someone must pay for his discomfort, typify everything that is wrong with us these days. No personal accountability, just a throw-shit-at-the-wall-to-see-what-sticks to someone else.
Look, I don't care that Andrew is chubby. He just is. I don't care that he fell asleep. Big deal. I do care that he is a pathetic opportunist.
As for additional online comments like “fatty cow that needs two seats” and a “confused disgusted and socially bankrupt individual”?
Well, the first one I will put down to internet trolling where anyone can say anything.
But the second?
Well, I'd say that person has Andrew down cold.
Amurika - land of the free to be as stupid as possible, and home of the brazenly idiotic.
(And lest you think I'm just harshin' too harsh? See coal rollers. We, as a species, are doomed.)