Posted 21 March 2010 - 05:52 PM
I feel Pep on being an isolated/introverted/private type of guy... I'm that way myself. I have no problem getting along with everyone, I just don't prefer having many people in my inner circle.
That being said, I'm not following him in this "bash Charlotte and the Panthers" fest... I'd get pissed off if there were people posted up outside my house, but I'd let them know about it. I've dealt with it before, probably not to the degree he did, but still. Also, being introverted or isolated doesn't mean you aren't able to speak, generally you don't prefer to. That's my approach. Just because I don't go out of my way to greet someone unless they do so first doesn't mean I can't speak when called upon (in class for instance). I've performed athletically in front of crowds and had to give speeches or do presentations in class, as many of you have... So, that was no excuse as to why he didn't speak more when he was here.
I stay to myself often b/c I don't want people in my business, so I get that, but going to a bigger market claiming it makes you invisible while babbling to whoever will listen and buying entire clubs bottles of champagne and going out nightly negates that. It actually is going to make him even more visible than he was here. So let him have at it.
What doesn't make sense to me is that it appears he went out of his way to not speak with media when he was here and make himself seen, but in a matter of a month there he's done more interviews than he did here in 8 years. To me, this suggests it was a matter of choice rather than habit... Much like how he chose when to and when not to play.
Say what you will Pep, but you can't change the fact that NC is your home, no matter how much you hate it. I too am considering a move out of state to a larger city, but I don't plan on sh*tting on NC once I'm gone... (just a few cities, lol)
He's really looking like a lame for this.