i was listening to a sports radio show just the other day, and the hosts were saying how dumb it was for a father to be upset that tiger woods had not lived up to expectations, and how much tiger woods had let that father's son down. they said the same thing about sports and religion that i did. sports figures do not exist to be role models. they exist to play sports and be a source of entertainment.
How did questions about Matt Moore's character turn into all this? I just wanted to know if he is a good guy or not. I live in Richmond, and there is not a lot of Panther coverage here, and you all know there is no Panther coverage on the national level.
As far as my son, his role model is his dad. No, I'm not perfect, but I try to live my life right and instill descent morals and values in both my children. I do not expect him to idolize an athlete, me, or anyone else for that matter. My son at six years old loves the Panthers because his daddy loves the Panthers. He picked a #17 jersey because I had one. I will gladly buy him a #3 jersey if I don't have to worry about explaining to my son why Moore was accused of or arrested for something or acts like a jerk to his fans. I know there is no way of knowing what the future holds, but I just wanted some honest opinions of what the people in the community thought of Moore. He's not coming to Richmond to sign autographs, or help open a new store etc.. We don't see him around town, or see him at our local stadium. I hope Moore turns out to be the answer to the Panthers QB problem. I wish him all the luck and success in the world. And I hope I can get my little guy a #3 jersey and watch him wear it with pride into the first grade.
Rayzor, thanks for answering my original questions. To those of you questioning how I raise my child, worry about your own children, mine are doing just fine.