Political commentator Glenn Beck is not a stranger to controversy. That sort of comes with the territory when you work in politics, whether you are a conservative like him, liberal, or whatever. Someone somewhere is going to be unhappy with what you say.
So why he would invite a little more negative attention unto himself by bashing the very popular quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III, is beyond me.
Beck had this to say about RG3 in a recent episode off his show:
At times I am not sure if he is speaking in jest about RG3 and his new home or if he is seriously bashing him for buying a house that does not have a bathroom for every bathroom. There are points where I think he complimenting RG3 for not being the stereotypical, over-indulgent football star, but then he says something derogatory right after that.
Does everyone's house have the same number of bathrooms as bedrooms? Is that what the norm is in America? If so, man I guess I've been missing out my whole life. I don't think I've ever lived in a house with the same number of bathrooms and bedrooms.
Now he may be saying it because of the size of the place, but still--it's a pretty dumb comment. It seems like an unnecessary criticism of someone who there really isn't anything to criticize.
Hating for the sake of hating.
Or maybe it was there way of bringing up another 'good guy' quarterback, Tim Tebow. This clip was made before all the rumors started flying around about Tebow's future in the NFL, but I have to say that the take that these guys have on the NFL is spot on.
Why is it that the league celebrates convicts, but then does not give a proven winner a chance? Their example, Donte Stallworth, was not an intentional homicide and he did take responsibility when he could have lawyered his way out of it.
But there are several more examples of guys who did abuse the system and/or commit their crime intentionally (and not drunk--which is also not an excuse).
Why does Michael Vick keep getting so many chances when he was never more than a stellar athlete in the first place (one who just now learned how to hold onto the ball)?
Anyway...in case you are wondering about the house without enough bathrooms in it:
For more pics of RG3's house check out the great gallery over at GameDayr!