It's always fun to make fun of athletes. Like kids, they say (and do) the darnedest things. It's rare, but when a football or baseball or even cricket player learns to do right by one of his past mistakes, I like to think that a tiny catcher mitt-clad angel gets his or her wings, and the world becomes a better place.
The latest sports star to hunker down and think about some of his wrong-doings of the past? Reggie Bush. And out of this private, mini-MENSA meeting comes the greatest advice you'll ever hear in your life.
He wants you to think before you Tweet. You hear that celebrities, politicians, and other less exciting human beings of the word? Think before you Tweet.
His revelation came from some, now infamous, Tweets he wrote about his career with the New Orleans Saints, and football in general, not so long ago. Check out three of the gems.
First came the post-draft Tweet that went a little something like this:
It's been fun New Orleans.
Then came this Tweet:
Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!
And finally this Tweet:
Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.
Um, bold, to say the least. Tweeting presumptuous, cryptic messages, as well as messages that mock your line of work to the world? That takes footballs! Shut up.
Reggie learned from his twistakes, though. Recenty he sat down with New Orleans radio station WWL and answered the question, "Do you regret your Tweets" with "You should think before you Tweet."
Well-said, my man. I totally agree. We all should think before we Tweet -- especially if we're unsure about the content. Take a deep breath, wait two seconds, and if it still seems like a good idea, fire away. If not, well, at least you'll know.
And there you have it folks. Wise words from Reggie Bush. I think we'll all sleep well tonight.
Do you think before you Tweet, or do you just fire away like a lunatic?
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