Ok...this posting is for some of you, but not all. I assume that since this is a hunting chat room, most of you would consider yourselves to be true sportsmen, right?
My definition of a "true sportsman" is someone who respects all that deals with the challenges, sacrifices, and amount of competition that surrounds sports (hunting, fishing, athletic sports---all the same).
When I hear about "sportsmen" talking that they are happy that a living legend like Tom Brady is hurt for the season, because they are tired of hearing about him or his achievements is smug, immature, and a sign of true jealousy. If you think ESPN and the football announcers talk too much about Tom Brady, you must be away from the television when Peyton Manning and Brett Favre are getting the proverbial "hj's and bj's" from guys like Al Michaels and John Madden.
I think people are jealous of Tom and his achievements in the NFL because he has a super model girlfriend, or does adds in Men's magazines, or rose from a late round draft pick to help the Patriots win not one, but 3 super bowls. Call me a homer if you want (my aunt lives in Foxboro, MA and has held season tickets for over 12 years), but people always talk about Brady/Patriots and Karma in the same sentence. Isn't wishing someone to get hurt, bad Karma? It is pathetic that sports brings so many hippocrates out of their parent's basements. Being a Pats fan, I should hate guys like Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning, but you know what? I love watching those guys play and win because I feel fortunate to see living legends playing in their primes. Jealousy is bad sickness, but ingorance is an incurrable, and terminal illness.
There are two kinds of people with guns...those who live to just shoot & those who shoot to live! ~Eat what you shoot or don't shoot at all!~