I almost-- seriously-- didn't write about this, because the last time I posted information about one of Ray Rice's anti-bullying events, some idiot e-mailed me, criticizing me for doing so. Somehow in this fool's twisted logic, my notice was only going to encourage the autograph seekers and celebrity gawkers, rather than people who cared about the anti-bullying message. I thought that was crap then, crap now, and as the turnout at the previous event at The Other Barn demonstrated, crap for all time. Because that didn't happen!
So, to you, dear correspondent-- consider my middle finger squarely in your face for all eternity. And THIS is why people should leave people who write blogs alone, and save their dandy opinions for the suggestion box.
I will now continue with what is probably the worst blog post written about such a worthwhile event ever.
Ravens running back Ray Rice is hosting his second anti-bullying event in Howard County Friday evening, 6-9pm at Merriwether Post Pavilion. The event is anti-bullying and teen suicide, and pro-kindness. Given what I wrote above, I probably need to attend.
So, let me remind everyone of the context of this. Ray Rice doesn't need to do this. Training camp for the Ravens is two weeks away, and he hasn't even been signed to a new contract yet. I'm sure he's kind of busy.
But Ray was moved by the Grace McComas story and decided to make anti-bullying his cause. And given that he's a 5'9" man who makes his living running at full-speed into men who are six inches and sixty pounds of muscle heavier, and since he often comes out the winner of such confrontations, he's a good person to deliver this message.
The event is geared for teens, but I am guessing the organizers won't turn away anyone who has to deal with bullying in their lives; please sign up here to attend.