The 5 stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In the spirit of Zod's last shot of Steve Smith as a Panther post, I just wanted to say a couple of things.
I do not take back any of my rants on this forum, my comments to friends, my call-ins to the Mac Attack, my rants to the Whiner Line. I truly believe we are better off without Steve. He is older. He has lost a step, maybe 2. He is not a good teammate and he was not good in any way for Cam's maturation process and he would have been even worse as a mentor to a new receiver like Kelvin.
When I heard Steve was gone my heart broke, got really pissed but then justified my anger by exaggerating his diminishing skills, skipped the bargaining phase along with the depression (self medication is really under rated) and now I accept it.
Not that any of you give a poo, but I am done beating the hell out of Steve Smith.
I can't write flowing articles like Philly B or Zod or pique your intellect like Mr Scot (who I think is actually Irish), or piss you off in the good way like Frash, or make you laugh like SCP, or do whatever everybody does on this forum like so many do. But I can tell the truth.
I'm done hating SS#89 for not being here. It wasn't his choice. He was a good Panther..........a great Panther........and we should be proud that he played for us.
Sorry for the rant but I had to get that off my chest.