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pens. For a news guy like me, it’s awe­some. But the In­ter­net can be a danger­ous weapon that can spread mis­in­for­ma­tion like the plague. In the case of Slice, it cre­ated some­thing out of noth­ing. One look at the guy and it’s easy to see why a com­pany would rush to sign him. Slice looks as in­tim­i­dat­ing as any man I’ve seen. At 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, with a mangy beard and a clean shaved head, the guy looks scary. It turns out he couldn’t take a punch. Even Petruzelli said he didn’t think he re­ally con­nected with the punch that sent Slice to the floor. A fighter with a glass jaw and no skill has no chance against a trained scrap­per. Look what hap­pened to Mike Tyson. As soon as peo­ple started fight­ing him, Iron Mike lost, and lost a lot. But don’t blame Kimbo Slice. This is about the mar­ket­ing ma­chine and overzeal­ous greed mon­sters that thought they found their meal ticket. We get so wrapped up on opin­ions and so-called ex­pert anal­y­sis that it can be dang near im­pos­si­ble to sift through all the bull. Af­ter all, it’s Amer­ica. What did every­one ex­pect? We live in a so­ci­ety where we don’t face our prob­lems and ac­cuse McDon­alds for serv­ing cof­fee that is too hot. The way I see it, if you swim in hypocrisy, you bet­ter deal with the hand your dealt. Give Kimbo Slice a break. At least he isn’t mak­ing ex­cuses. He did what any per­son in his sit­u­a­tion would do. In the end, he was along for the ride with the rest of us. Why should there be any ac­count­abil­ity now? If we had that, we might ac­tu­ally live in a world void of non­sense and golden para­chutes and the gap be­tween the haves way too much and haves not a pot to pee in would shrink. Amer­ica as we know it would crum­ble. Hon­est peo­ple would roam the coun­try and politi­cians would do the things they prom­ise when they run for of­fice. We couldn’t have that. We’d ac­tu­ally have a coun­try to pass along to our kids. What fun would that be?

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