Eric, of Seattle
, says, "So Wednesday morning
you have a nice piece about the 'root beer summit' showing how professional athletes can be good role models. But then you promote hazing with the carrying of gear and immature haircuts
. How about you use your soapbox and do a little commentary on how professional athletes should not be hazing (firstly as it is illegal in many/most? jurisdictions
), and, secondly, as it is a stupid idea to be advertising it to young athletes who don't understand the implications of hazing another person. Mike Leach got fired for it. How is any of the rest of this hazing any better?"
Folks, if you read Hot Clicks, I just ask one thing of you. Please have SOME common sense. The word "hazing" is very broad. Obviously, any sane human being would be against the type of hazing that involves dangerous behavior. But there is also lighthearted hazing, such as, carrying pads, giving weird haircuts and making a rookie ride around on a children's bicycle, as Texans wide receiver Trindon Holliday does in the picture above. (Thanks to Chris LaFosse, of Houston, for the pics.)