I wish I had a video camera and eyeliner to really hammer this plea home, but without that technology at my hands you will have to settle for this plea in simple writing, and that is this:
LEAVE MR. T ALONE!!!!
On Monday, Mr. T shouted sang the Seventh-Inning Stretch at Wrigley Field. On Tuesday, he spent the whole day taking flak from the media for his performance.
Michael Wilbon called out Mr. T for his American flag Zubaz, saying, “What is this, 1992?”
Well, you know what? It’s society’s fault that Zubaz went out of style, not Mr. T’s. If we (Mr. T and me) were running the world, all the kids would be decked out in Zubaz, neon hats and Hypercolor shirts. And a few gold chains, of course. Apparently, people would rather wear upside-down visors and popped shirt collars. Sounds like they’re the ones losing out to me.
To add injury to the insult of this great American, SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett went on to diss Mr. T even further by saying “He was on the A-Team… not really sure what he’s done since then.” Jerk clearly has never seen “Spy Hard” or “The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III.”
To make matters even worse, they even made fun of Mr. T on “Sports Soup.” (I’m not sure which is more embarrassing, Mr. T getting made fun of on “Sports Soup” or the fact I witnessed it).
While some may question T’s musical skills, the man clearly established himself as a master in the field over 20 years ago.
Of course, none of these people actually made fun of Mr. T to his face. I’d pity the fool who did. Just remember, if you’re going to make fun of Mr. T in the future, you’ll have to get through me first.