the loudest i ever yelled at the tv watching something panthers related was when jimmy clausen was drafted. i didn't like him. i thought he was an entitled punk and (as little as this might make me sound) enjoyed watching his plummet. i kept asking myself "which loser team is going to draft that clown" and was almost as interested in watching that as i was waiting to see who we draft. when they called his name out all i could get out was
i totally understand about cobain in what you said and can relate on a MUCH smaller scale. i do also believe that cobain was a fragile individual which made the above even worse for him. it wasn't just fame and the music business he couldn't handle. it was life, itself.
lol, that was barely better than last year after missing two games and playing a huge chunk of the season hurt, with receivers he never threw to before (barely getting time with them preseason) and a crap OL.
i think i found your problem. giving kids more stuff doesn't keep them entertained. people get bored with gadgets. thats why they are always trying to update. kids do the same thing. it's an addiction that will never be filled. i think the vacation from all that stuff is a step in the right direction. it might help him realize that there is life away from that stuff. hopefully he won't go running back to it when you're done.