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JimmyB1775 05-03-2012 11:30 AM

Junior Suicide compared to Katrina
Yes, its an NFL topic but hear me out Saints forum...

I posted this in here because I do most of my business here and its specific to New Orleans.

I live in San Diego. The local radio show this morning compared the mourning and sadness in SD with Junior dying to 9/11 and Katrina. Yes, I'm serious.

I get it. Its a tragedy and all. We'll be pretty beat up one day when Drew leaves this earth (approximtely 183 years from now, +/- 50 years) but to say it would be comparable to Katrina is ridiculous. Even moreso if his death was self inflicted.

To compare the thousands of deaths in 9/11 and Katrina to the suicide of one man says one of two things:

1) They obviously believe Junior was the Messiah or;
2) They are heartless, stupid and totally ingnorant to the gravity of those larger defining moments in our nation's history.


73Saint 05-03-2012 11:35 AM

If that's really what was said, then the person who said it was obviously still a little too emotional to be thinking rationally.

FinSaint 05-03-2012 11:36 AM

Put me down for #2.

RailBoss 05-03-2012 11:40 AM

I would agree with #2 but this was a serious shock and emotions are "off the hook" right now.

saintfan 05-03-2012 11:56 AM


Rugby Saint II 05-03-2012 11:59 AM

His mom is really taking it hard. Individual crisis can sometimes seem overly devastating. Still.........

Halo 05-03-2012 12:06 PM

Ok so it's as sad and devastating as Katrina or 9/11?

Therefore people will be mourning Junior's death 6 years from now? People will also be physically and mentally scared living in financial ruin and in trailers herded like cattle?

Look, Junior's death is horrible and my prayers go out to him and especially his family - truly a sad day for a class act of the NFL.

Whoever compares the mourning of his death to that of widespread cataclysm and mayhem of epic proportions is AN IDIOT!

lsutigerfan 05-03-2012 12:12 PM

The person who said that is obviously really hurting right now, when my mom passed I thought the world was coming to an end, I was to hurt to think straight so I can't bash that person.

RIP #55

TheOak 05-03-2012 12:21 PM

We seem to be forgetting something here.

Junior pulled the trigger on himself. It wasn't cancer, car accident, plane crash, or freak elevator accident. Sad as it is he ended his own life.

No comparison to Katrina at all.

You know what is coming next don't you? Junior Seau suffered debilitating depression from all of the head trauma he endured in the NFL and the law suit will be filed along with the rest.

ScottF 05-03-2012 12:42 PM

Comparing a celebrity death to either of those two epic catastrophes is petty, selfish and insulting. The indecencies suffered by those who even made it to the 'dome for shelter overshadow anything one individual could have encountered.

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