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Smitty is gonna be on Good Morning America in a couple hours

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i hope steve cockpunched the father after the cameras stopped rolling

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Dave Gettleman, turning young panther fan's into other team's fans

 

Fans like that will come back with sustained success. And besides, somebody who would change their favorite teams based on a player wasn't a Panthers fan in the first place.

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I heard on Ace & TJ show this morning (who is based in Charlotte) that he use to work for them. The father that is.

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75% of the people bitchin about the dad making the kid cry have forced their traumatized crying kids on a mall santa's lap for a quick photo op. Don't lie, I've seen you.

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If you "probably" wouldn't do it, then that means you think what he did was unnecessary, no?

He egged his kid on to keep crying, acted insensitive towards him and the situation, offered nothing of substance to comfort him or make him understand why, and then like the douche he is, said his kid could "go find another favorite team."

So, he took advantage of his child's emotions, filmed it, offered no solace so he could keep the effect going, and then instilled in him that loyalty means nothing. But, by being a cockhead, he got his 15 minutes of fame and got in on the kid's much-deserved reward. It's was pretty slimy, and I don't see what there is to dispute about that.

Again, happy for the kids, but the dad is lame.

I just find it ironic you speak of punching this dude and that's ok, but filming your kid having a bad day and saying mildly insensitive things to the kid. If anything, he's a terrible dad because I woulda been smacked if I acted the way that kid did.

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I just find it ironic you speak of punching this dude and that's ok, but filming your kid having a bad day and saying mildly insensitive things to the kid. If anything, he's a terrible dad because I woulda been smacked if I acted the way that kid did.

 

Difference is, I'm not his dad, lol...  What is ironic about that?  He publicly uses and humiliates his son, so I say he should be punched in the face?  May want to look up the definition of irony.  Burrrrrrrr!

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No, I tell my kids exactly what is going on and why it is going on. I don't laugh at them when they are genuinely crying and hurt by something. I explain to them the best I can why something has taken place and give them perspective on it.

In this case, why not first off - leave your camera off, second, explain to your child that this was the nature of the business (point out other great players like Montana, Rice, Manning, etc., who didn't get to finish their careers with their original teams), and to offer them some comfort, tell the child Smitty will continue to call Charlotte home and has said he will always be a Panther.

Nah, you know what... fug all that... I'm just going to laugh at them, record it, tell them to find another team all while driving my subaru outback on the way to my treehouse, rocking my 100% recycled material elf shoes.

And how do you know that isnt exactly what the dad told him after the video? What he did wasnt bad at all he was crying over a football player leaving his favorite team not that big of a deal and it got them on tv so obviously he did something right?

You have no idea what kind of father he is you're just assuming poo because he got a little face time seems more like jealousy

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Way to spoil a brat.

And people, Baltimore has already adopted Smitty as the savior ... It's like watching your ex girlfriend make out with someone you knew from college

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anyone else here think that little boy aint his?  haah

 

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Wow the Dad looks just like you might expect him to look.

How much do you wanna bet that he named his kid after bush's singer?

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If you "probably" wouldn't do it, then that means you think what he did was unnecessary, no?

 

He egged his kid on to keep crying, acted insensitive towards him and the situation, offered nothing of substance to comfort him or make him understand why, and then like the douche he is, said his kid could "go find another favorite team."

 

So, he took advantage of his child's emotions, filmed it, offered no solace so he could keep the effect going, and then instilled in him that loyalty means nothing.  But, by being a cockhead, he got his 15 minutes of fame and got in on the kid's much-deserved reward.  It's was pretty slimy, and I don't see what there is to dispute about that.

 

Again, happy for the kids, but the dad is lame.

 

Agree 100%.

 

That dad is a total douche bag and it sucks that he got 1 ounce of anything from manipulating his kid.

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How much do you wanna bet that he named his kid after bush's singer?

I lol'd.

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