Monday, January 01, 2007

R.I.P. #27

Senseless violence ended the life of a promising young athlete...your thoughts on this?


Blogger RED said...

This makes me embarrassed to be a near resident of the Denver community. Not only has this now taken place between people I've know but now people that I have cheered for. It's a real shame that this had to be the topic of the new year that rolled in this morning of 2007. D Will was an up and coming player in the Broncos organization that was starting to come around the corner and was looking forward to a prosporous career as a Denver Bronco. He has a great 2006 season and will always be remembered here as a great corner back. Hopefully they find the idiots who did this and put them behind bars for life. This type of shit makes me want to just stay home and not go out on New years Eve. The sad thing about all of this is that I can estimate that this was over nothing more then a little shit talking that was taken way out of hand. RIP D WILL

1:57 PM  
Anonymous JohnnySox said...

This sad occurrance is not a reflection of Denver at all, it is part of a national problem. Here in the northeast we have the same shootings, etc in Boston and NY. The problem is that atheletes need to mature and adjust their choices, they really can't hang out with the same guys and same areas they did when they were "one of the boys". Like the Tank on the Bears, he owned a small artillary. When you represent a team and a city you need to chaange your surroundings. Think this would happen with Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, John Elway , Tom Brady, etc? Coaches in pro sports BEG their players to lay low and not hang out at bars, etc. Paul Pierce was stabbed at a club a couple of years ago. It certainly is not D Will's fault for getting shot no matter what trash talk went down, but atheletes as a whole need to use extra caution. Even like the Kobe Bryant deal, there is always a trap out there for guys with $$$.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pure cowardice and envy. That's what motivated this killing.

Johnnysox is right in that the smarter heads avoid the club scene when they start getting the notoriety. It's like the celebrity universe in LA: Those who complain about how their lives are upside down and under too much scrutiny seem to be in no hurry to leave.

We can take solace in knowing that the killer will be caught and convicted and hopefully, executed. As a friend of mine said, killing a Denver Bronco in Denver is like shooting a bishop in Rome.

I just saw Shanahan's press conference. I've never seen the man more shaken. My heart goes out to him.

I'm wondering if anyone knows anyone who was hanging out there that night?


10:44 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

It's hard not to say this is just a Denver thing...remember that Joey Porter was shot here in Denver in 2003 and Hodge (Nuggets) was shot 5 times last year and now this...

So yes Red, I agree that this certainly embarasses me as a resident of this city and it's unfortunate that people think they are Mr Tough Guy with a gun...that just makes you a chump, a worthless chump who has no balls

1:39 PM  
Blogger CosmicPal said...

People simply have no respect for human lives. It's profoundly sad. I hope they find these fuggen gang members who did this and put them away for a long time. Better yet, line 'em up and spray them with bullets.

My heart goes out to Darrent Williams family and friends and of course, everyone in Bronco country.

6:13 PM  

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