I was sitting here at the office (yes I get paid to blog too! LOL) when I heard the news. I actually found out via twitter. I thought it was a joke but I researched anyway and saw that TMZ broke the story. Then I saw it on Yahoo Sports. I was shocked. Like many others. I rushed to spread the tragic news to my family and friends on Twitter/Facebook. This really hit me…. hard. You don’t understand. If you were just a little kid when Seau was a Charger then you really don’t know shit. All you know is that he played for San Diego and was a great linebacker. My cousins and I couldn’t wait to get home from church every Sunday just to watch Junior DO WORK.
We pretty much worshiped the man. He was our HERO. I’m sure he was to a lot of people but he was more special to us Polynesians. Here was a Samoan guy playing football at the highest level and was known as one of the best defensive players in the league. That was huge for our people. I imagine it’s what Troy Polamalu is to most of the new generation AND many of us from the Seau era. Next to my dad, he was the only hero I’ve ever had. I remember the first time I heard about Junior. I believe it was 1988 and we lived in Artesia, California.
I was playing in the driveway with my friend who lived next door. At the time I had no interest in football at all. My dad yells out to me from in the living-room. I get in the house to see what he wanted. He tells me “look at that Samoan kid playing football on TV”. It was Junior Seau playing for the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS!!! I was amazed. I sat there with my dad for the whole game. I became a USC fan that day. I became SEAU fan that day. I became a football fan, period, that day. That’s what Seau meant to me. That’s how he impacted my life.
:A lot of my people hated Seau. They said he was talking shit about our people on TV. First of all, I never saw this interview and neither did most of the people that were making this claim. Supposedly Seau was talkin about lazy Samoans.Ok……. where’s the part where he said “I’m ashamed of my people. Every Samoan is fat and lazy”. Was that anywhere in the interview? No???? Then what the fuck are you talkin about? Seau was a proud Samoan. He just wasn’t happy about some lazy asses. I hate Samoans that gossip (Faikaz). I hate crooked ass Samoans like those involved in the whole Manu Samoa/SRU drama. Does that mean I hate my people? HELL NO!
My words to Seau
Junior, you will be missed. My heart aches for your mom and the family.I wish you didn’t go out like that. I don’t feel bad for you though Junior. I’m so fucking pissed off at you. You’re SAMOAN!! You don’t pull some shit like this. Why didn’t you turn to your family? Why didn’t you reach out to any one of your friends? Why not go to church to seek God’s council? Why couldn’t you just go back to Samoa to remind yourself of how blessed/fortunate you were? And that life wasn’t so bad after all? Why couldn’t you think of the aftermath of this horrible decision? Your mom’s reaction. Your kids reaction. The reactions of all the people that know you or know of you and care about you. You’re so fuckin selfish for this!
I was angry with a friend for saying I don’t feel bad for him. He’s a coward. He took the easy way out. After my emotions settled, I realized that my friend was right. I loved and respected Junior but this is unacceptable. This blog is just all over the place right now. I can’t even think straight. I can’t stop thinking about Jr’s family.
- THE REASON I BECAME A USC TROJAN FAN
- THE REASON I STARTED WATCHING FOOTBALL
To all the Samoans that hated on SEAU: JUNIOR DIDN’T OWE YOU SHIT!! Just because he didn’t donate to your fuckin church or help pay your bills doesn’t mean he didn’t care about his people. He took care of his family and his community. He made it big for our people. He wasn’t the first to make it but he was the first to achieve legendary status. Stop hating. It’s not a good look.
“Younger folks may not know the important impact Junior Seau had on the game of football, he was the ray Lewis before ray Lewis #RIP“
R.I.P. JUNIOR. MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU AND HAVE MERCY ON YOU. GOD BLESS THE SEAU FAMILY AND ALL OF JUNIOR’S SUPPORTERS.