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(VIDEO) 2011: CHICAGO EX-BEAR WALTER PAYTON BIOGRAPHY RELEASED THIS WEEK; LOYAL FANS UPSET

03 Oct

Walter Paytons’ biography will be released in bookstores this week. The former and now deceased star player for the Chicago Bears is a legend, which is why many of his die-hard fans are enraged over the release of his unauthorized biography.  

The book called Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton  has allegations of his infidelity, drug use, and thoughts of suicide, which fans would rather not hear about.  Also known as “Sweetness” he was loved by many and they would prefer to remember him in a positive light.

While his popularity and accomplishments are truly remarkable, a biography typically reveals the positives and negatives, so why is this different?  The famed author of the book, Jeff Pearlman, is probably surprised he has received so much backlash, when so many other extremely respected people have had negative biography’s written about them.

Walter Payton was so likeable even explosive ex-coach Mike Ditka is upset is about the release. Ditka went as far to say “I’d spit on the author”. 

It is great to hear he has so many fans who support and truly adored him but why is this book so different from any other biography?  JFK and many others in the spotlight, who were also well-loved, have had negative books written about them. 

Should author’s refrain from writing about legends in a negative light?  Would you have preferred the author left out the negative aspects of his life?  Should we become a “politically correct” nation all the time, and only say nice things about people?  What do you think?

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Posted by on October 3, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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One response to “(VIDEO) 2011: CHICAGO EX-BEAR WALTER PAYTON BIOGRAPHY RELEASED THIS WEEK; LOYAL FANS UPSET

  1. Wetfuse13485

    November 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    The only thing that I have to say about jeff pearlman is this….. Read this quote from one of our President Theodore Roosevelt…

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

    So it is clear that the critic = jeff pearlman does not count…. period.

     

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