Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daddy Peterson

Adrian Peterson will end up one of the best 10 running backs in NFL history. Peterson was so gifted in physical talents as well as vision that he could have made the jump from high school to the NFL. Peterson is fun to watch on the field. I will tell my grandkids about how he looked like a man running around boys on the field. He is a multimillionaire. He has endorsement deals. He has a wife who was in Playboy. He has it made. Many guys would kill for his life. Peterson is too good for the league to sacrifice to the altar of the outrage mob; he is a treasure for the NFL. He's also not the primary dad to his kids.

A little detail buried in every report on Peterson's whupping of his 4 year old son is this quote from the boy, "Daddy Peterson hit me on my face". Not dad, not daddy, not father, but Daddy Peterson. Peterson has like 7 kids to 5 women, and that might not include the kid he had that he just discovered last year right before the boy was murdered by the baby momma's male friend. What number of them call him dad or daddy? How many call another guy dad? Alpha fucks, beta bucks. Not really in this case since Adrian is paying for these guys as baby momma's live off the ample child support. He better settle with the moms or else he'll face the Travis Henry future of child support payments that do not decrease when the pro football career is over (dumb judges).

Daddy Peterson. It sticks out because here is a kid who is just 4. I won't touch the overboard whupping on a 4 year old, which involved stuffing leaves in the kids mouth, beating him with a stick, and leaving cuts and bruises that still showed a week later when the kid returned home to Minnesota... or the outrage cycle going after him. Peterson has it made, and this kid is like "you're not primary dad, you're daddy X". It probably doesn't matter to Peterson but ever talk to a guy who has a kid that calls him "Steve" and the mom's new guy "dad". I've been there the first time it has happened to a guy. Crushed him. You're not the dad. You're another guy, with a different relationship and you're never getting that dad relationship back. Not the real father-son relationship with ups and downs but the perfect dad image that you build up and maybe lie to yourself about being to your kids. Even when the family broke down, you lied to yourself that you could still be the same dad, and then your kid hit you with it. "Jim", "Mike", "Scott" whatever your name is, it leaves that 10 year old's mouth and destroys that perfectly constructed, eggshell thin shield.

It sucks. It's reality. This might bother you, but hey, you can be the best running back of your generation and it won't matter.

*Clarification: It's Peterson's biological son but not psychologically a deep connection

11 comments:

peterike said...

I really hope the whole stinking morass of American football is shutdown by the Nice White Lady brigades. It will be the only useful thing they ever did.

sykes.1 said...

Clinton, Dodd and Kennedy are (were) all abusers of women. No woman cared.

Portlander said...

Hey SoBL, you seem to have a good bead on the psychology of various cultures in modern america. I've thought a cool business idea would be a vasectomy + sperm bank combo for NFL & NBA players right as their turning pro and getting their signing bonuses.

I'm thinking to really make it work you'd have to get their mothers & grandmothers on board (should be easy to do once you show the reality of the financial raping these guys get in the family courts) and maybe even the teams & agents to make it part of their contract package. (Fewer bastards to deal with should make the teams jobs easier, and what agent doesn't love a kickback?)

So, could one get these players to go under the knife? Have they been around enough injuries and surgeries to not sweat a 15 minute out-patient operation? Dazzle them with a high-end spa-resort medical facility and plenty of hot admitting & prep nurses?

nikcrit said...

I really hope the whole stinking morass of American football is shutdown by the Nice White Lady brigades.

I concede the above and oftentimes see and smell the 'stinking morass' ---- yet, i got to admit: I can scarcely imagine my personal world without NFL or MLB games; for me, they're sort of a social point-of-departure for everything from work meetings to family get-togethers to work-related field trips and more ambitious planned events.
(Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers makes for serious cultural folklore up 'round these here parts!)

Son of Brock Landers said...

PORTLANDRR I HAVE SAID THAT TO MY FRIEND WHO IS A LAWYER IN ENTERTAINMENT MULTIPLE TIMS! Sperm bank and a vasectomy would be brilliant.

Lauren said...

This goes on because guys like Adrian Peterson face no social penalty for fathering a bunch of illegitimate children with different women. I personally think it's disgusting and wrong, but I'm clearly in the minority. I'll take an intact, nuclear family over all the money in the world.

peterike said...

Not really on topic but kinda in terms of the blog.

Speeding black biker on a $4,000 racing bike in Central Park slams into woman leaving her brain dead. Woman is wife of Senior VP at CBS.

Somehow, the universe now makes a little more sense.

http://nypost.com/2014/09/18/cyclist-slams-into-pedestrian-in-central-park/

PA said...

Peterike: and Kevin Krim, whose Guatemalan nanny killed two of his children, was (and is) an executive at CNBC.

PA said...

Dominican, not Guat.

eah said...

I can scarcely imagine my personal world without NFL or MLB games;...

Are you serious? Are you saying you can actually sit in front of the TV and watch a pro football game? All the commercials finally drove me away for good. Maybe the capper was years ago when a friend had an extra ticket and invited me to a game (I never would've paid to go myself). And sitting there in the stands was one helluva frustrating experience -- I mean, for agonizingly long periods of time exactly nothing was going on down there. WTF?! Everyone standing around, waiting. Us sitting there, waiting. Of course people watching on TV were seeing commercials. But all we saw was a lot of nothing going on for what seemed like most of the time we were there. Absurd. Would never ever go again. Nor will I ever watch a game on TV again. For years before that I used Super Bowl Sunday to go to some attraction -- a museum or something -- that was normally crowded.

Plus like all big-time sports in America it's been thoroughly ghetto-ized. Perhaps college football and basketball are the worst -- all those Blacks who have no goddamn business whatsoever being in college. What a joke -- "student athletes".

nikcrit said...

Are you serious? Are you saying you can actually sit in front of the TV and watch a pro football game?

I welcome those commercials; that's the time to socialize with your company, particularly the females in attendance, who otherwise interrupt you with trivia when you're trying to follow the game.