Once again it's past time for me to update this joint. You could probably tell that I've been busy shooting. Which also reminds me that I need to update the XL-Images website too. In the meantime, as much as I hate making a scriptual (yes, just made that word up) return on a solemn subject, it still has to be done. There were three fairly significant passings (because as you know the celebrity ones always happen in threes) that I had to speak on. f
First ups is Junior Seau. This one was rather shocking although not entirely unexpected as much as I hate to admit it. I was just listening to the Jim Rome Show the day before this news broke and he was asking Philadelphia Eagles head coach about what the League is doing to better help those retired NFL vets make the transition to retirement. It was a rather random subject but very relative given the recent news of the NFL being faced with new concerns of concussions. Then this happens.
Seau passed away from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound last Wednesday. He was only 43-years-old. I didn't even realize until I heard the news that the brotha was only a year older than me.
Any true football fan remembers what a great player Seau was. Especially us Chiefs fans. I used to dread the Chargers coming up on Kansas City's schedule at least twice a year. Seau was a one man wrecking crew who always made that San Diego game a rough one whenever they faced my Chiefs. It was a treat watching him play but it was agonizing seeing him constantly terrorizing Kansas City.
I've said before in instances such as this one that we never know what type of demons other folks are dealing with. Even more importantly for him was I wasn't aware until just recently that the Charger Super Bowl team which Seau was a part of had a strange history of players dying due to various reasons. So maybe it was a strange curse that contributed to his dealings? Sure it's reaching, but it doesn't matter. The fact remains that one of the best linebackers to every play the game is gone WAY too young.
Rest in peace, Junior.