Would you buy a wedding present for your home team’s quarterback?

I am a sports fan and I listen to sports talk radio.  The topic de jure is something RG3 re-tweeted yesterday.

Here’s the background:  RG3, the quarterback for The Washington Redskins, is engaged and will be married in July.  RG3 and his finance Rebecca are registered at various stores under their real names [not too bright if you ask me].  Some overzealous fans {my label} discovered where RG3 is registered.  And these fans {not sure how many} purchased wedding gifts for RG3 and his bride-to-be.

RG3 tweeted, thanking fans for the wedding gifts.  Then some other fans complained about RG3 accepting these gifts.  Some suggested RG3 should donate the gifts to charity.  RG3 replied by calling these fans “haters.”  He remarked – just because I am rich, doesn’t means I can’t accept wedding gifts.  He also tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by those gifts from fans {I don’t follow RG3 & haven’t seen the picture.}

So on a slow sports day you can imagine this story has been “picked up” and the national pundits have expressed their views.

There are two sports talk radio stations in the DC area.  During the same time frame this afternoon, the hosts of one show questioned RG3’s judgment.  On the other show, the hosts were defending RG3 and berating the national media.

Here’s The Money Heifer’s perspective:  why would you spend your hard earned dollars on an athlete {who more than likely makes much more than you the fan} for his upcoming wedding that you, as a fan, are not attending?  I think some of the “hero” worship of RG3 has gone a bit too far.

If you as a fan are following RG3 on twitter, just tweet him a message congratulating him.

I know people can spend their money the way they want to but there has got to be a smarter use of one’s limited funds.  If you as a fan really want to send something (because a tweet is too “impersonal”), mail RG3 a congratulatory card and address it to Redskins Park.

One final thought for those fans:  get a life!!!


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