Pacman On TV Again

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by A.D., May 22, 2006.

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  1. Starkiller

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    Just because kids see them as a role model doesn't truly make them one.

    I went with my class as a teenager down to the local prison to have a few of the inmates speak to us about staying on the good side of the law. They weren't role models any more than Pacman is...
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  2. TitanJeff

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    Explain this one to me because I ain't buyin'. If a kid sees him as a role model. He's a role model to that kid.

    Why not bring up Bob the Bagboy in front of the kids then to talk about living drug-free?

    It's because athletes, entertainers, etc. are admired. They command attention. They are paid millions to endorse products for a reason.
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  3. Hoffa

    Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    Not sure what that means.
    If kids see them as a role model, seems like that makes them role models.
    ?????
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  4. Starkiller

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    Perception vs reality. Yes, some people perceive celebrities as role models. That doesn't mean they really are role models.

    Just because I think my toaster oven is God and I start praying to it, that doesn't really make it God...
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  5. A.D.

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    Statement by Pacman, reported on May 9, 2006: <blockquote>"I really don't give a (expletive) about what a lot of people say and that is really what my attitude is right now. I am just trying to be a role model for the people that love me. I can't worry about what the media and other people are saying because if I do that I definitely won't be mentally strong."</blockquote> http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060509/SPORTS01/605090366
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  6. TitanJeff

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    :lol:

    Beauty can be in the eye of the beholder yet who their role models are can't be?

    I think we are debating a fine line here. If people perceive a celeb being a role model then, to that person, they are a role model.

    I once had a great four slicer I was more fond of than I should have been. I haven't found one which could brown bagals as evenly since.
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  7. Hoffa

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    If you look at someone as a role model, then they are your role model. They are the model you use to shape the role you want to play in life.

    I don't see any gray area there. It has nothing to do with believing a toaster is anything else.

    You make someone your role model by watching them and what they stand for, and then living your life by that model.
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  8. Starkiller

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    OK then, for the sake of avoiding an argument on wording, can we at least agree that entertainers should not be considered role models?

    BTW, I loved that Toaster. Don't blaspheme the Toaster.. :ha:
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    we all have our messaihs dont we SK
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  10. Starkiller

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    That's fine, but who has been living their life like the model that Pacman Jones has set out?

    I think there's confusion here between being a fan of a player and considering them your role model...
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