View Full Version : God sends Solo a message

Zag 77
11-13-2012, 03:13 PM


Hope Solo (who seems to gave lost her mind lately) was going to marry serial substance abuser/troublemaker/misunderstood former football player Jerramy Stevens today. However, it seems they had a little fight at a gathering last night and he got arrested.

Uh, Hope, I think the Big Guy upstairs is trying to send you a message. Maybe this marriage is not a good idea?

Hope seems to love to attract attention. However, she has gone from being America's sweetheart a year ago (Sports Illustrated cover girl after 2011 World Cup) to being somebody deliberately not mentioned by the media when the US won the Gold medal in the 2012 Olympics.

I used to have some admiration for Hope since my daughter is a soccer goalkeeper, but I am sad to say that she appears to be a head case.

11-13-2012, 06:33 PM
and her upbringing no doubt has a lot to do with that, 77.

Hopefully she gets it together sooner rather than later.

Zag 77
11-13-2012, 09:09 PM

Charges not filed, but she had evidently picked up a scrape. God only knows what happened.

Yes, I know Hope had a screwed up childhood with a father who was a bigamist and convict who served time for fraud.

I am no psychologist; I see a woman with looks, intelligence, courage and a college degree. She is no HS dropout with 4 kids who has 4 fathers. Stevens is a multi-time loser looking for somebody to support him. She has advantages that a lot of people do not have, who have had crappy upbringing. I don't know if her attention-seeking behavior (publically criticizing her coach in 2007, calling out Brandi Chastain this past summer)is a sign of mental illness or just self-promotion.

She has enough money to get a good shrink. She should do it. I don't know what she is waiting for.

Zag 77
11-14-2012, 10:45 AM
Not everybody agrees with me. Jen Engel has an interesting commentary:

To say the two-time gold medal-winning goalie for the U.S. National Soccer Team is a train wreck right now is an understatement. She is a certified hot mess.


This hardly qualifies as shocking in the wide world of sports, where a trail of T.O. and Kobe, Tiger and Josh Hamilton have disabused us of the belief that athletes lead clean lives. We accept a little dirt around the edges, even relish that ugly, in our male sports superstars. We have no idea what to do when it shows up in the females.

We like our female athletes squeaky clean, like Mia Hamm, or crazy hot like Anna Kournikova. We have trouble with somebody like Solo, who has a little bit of crazy in her, a little bit of jerkhole and, yes, a little bit of hot mess. She does not fit the paradigm. She is not necessarily whom we want our little daughters emulating.

But Solo canít be dismissed because she is amazingly talented and infinitely interesting. She intrigues us, keeps us watching because she operates like one of the guys. One of her biggest controversies was born of her calling out her coach for starting Brianna Scurry in goal instead of her during the 2007 World Cup. The decision was all about worshipping at the altar of sacred cows in a sport that does way, way too much of this. Solo was right and did what Kobe, Tom Brady or just about any athlete with an ounce of competitiveness would do. For doing so, she was vilified, ostracized and finally vindicated.

But Jen does realize that there is a problem here:

This is not to defend the relationship with Stevens. What Solo is doing with a guy like Stevens is beyond me. He reeks of scum bag thanks to a laundry list of accusations ranging from a savage beating of a fellow high schooler to rape in college. There are also countless reckless driving and marijuana busts. And while plea deals were usually reached or prosecutors declined to prosecute in the case of the alleged rape, what is obvious is Stevens always seems to be around trouble. Thatís why allegations of abuse with him are so eyebrow-raising.

At the very least, a qualified marriage counselor might suggest that if, at any point leading up to the wedding, one of yíall is wearing an orange jumpsuit, arrested and charged with domestic violence, it could be time to reevaluate the relationship.