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Open letter to Darren Sharper

Darren,

    You know how we feel about you. You know that we love you on the field. You know how jealous we get when our women (and some men, no doubt) get weak at the knees every time you flash that radiant smile. You helped our team and our city reach the promised land that we labored for years to get within shouting distance of. So please understand that what I’m about to say is being said from a position of utmost respect and admiration.

Stop.

    Your feud with the Vikings Visanthe Shiancoe has gotten past the point of humor. And I don’t mean to say that I’m offended by it at all. The line you’ve crossed is not one of decorum or political correctness, but one of absurdity. Your bickering with a second rate tight end on a second rate team has just gotten annoying, frankly, and let’s not forget that you started this whole pissing contest in the first place.

    It is clearly way past Mr. Shiancoe’s bedtime and way past time for you to move on. Each time you respond to his tweets, you are simply lowering yourself to a level that is unbefitting of your stature as a player. Think of your dignity, and our pride, because while you may not yet realize that you represent our city and other Saints fans the world over, the fact is that you do, and honestly, we’d prefer if you didn’t make us look like whining second graders. Let your play speak for you, because honestly, every time you try to let your mouth do the talking, you screw it up.

    This is not to say that we do not value your interaction with fans through twitter, or other media, but you, sir, have forgotten who your audience is. You would do well to figure out who you really play for and represent. You indeed may not, as you have admitted, care about fines and penalties imposed on you by the NFL for this saga of tweets, but Darren, we do! If you're suspended or fined, how does that make us look? How does that help the team? The answers to these questions should be blatantly obvious.

Respectfully,
The undersigned

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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