poor showing by LRC wrote:
Throughout this thread people have called Rupp a "bitch" and a "punk." I cringed when i read those words.
As a long time reader of the forums I find this pretty disturbing and upsetting. I get that these people are trolls trying to rile people up (like me), and I guess they're being successful at what they do. But using vulgarity and hateful terms to describe a tough, talented runner with an incredible career doesn't add to any meaningful discussion, and brings down the message boards' reputation as a whole.
Hiding behind anonymity is a great way to spread hate; but you trolls would be mortified if someone close to you in your life knew you were calling a complete stranger a "bitch." Grow up; it's fine to not root for Rupp; but you have no reason to despise a man for not granting an interview after a rough race in the heat.
As a real punk, I'm mostly angry that people think he is a punk when he is nowhere near one.