Why Brian Wilson’s Jokes Last Night Were Really, Really Not Funny. And Why Diamond Girl is Sickened.

Brian Wilson used to be my favorite Giant.  Life of Brian is still my favorite show to watch clips of online (Joey makes way too many appearances for me not to like it!).  Brian has always been weird, no question.  But he used to be endearing and his jokes were off-the-wall but funny. 

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His jokes last night on George Lopez were not just in poor taste, they were in really, really poor taste.  The whole Thailand thing?  Nobody laughed.  I’m okay with jokes that are a little offensive or controversial, but that was just not at all funny.  Joking about prostitution in Thailand is just not at all funny.  And the way he did it was very obnoxious.

His teammate, Jeremy Affeldt, as some of you may know, is very involved with the Not for Sale campaign which is an organization of modern-day abolitionists.  You can read what they have to say about Thailand here: http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/projects/thailand/.

I’ve tried to give Wilson a break this offseason, as I’m sure being thrust into this spotlight is difficult, but watching George Lopez and Wilson last night I came to the realization that I am just not a fan of him anymore and the way he is conducting himself honestly sickens me.  He is, of course, first and foremost a baseball player but his off-field antics have made it hard for me to even remember his on-field performance.  He is one of the greatest closers in baseball today, but right now I am having a hard time appreciating that.

I’m very curious how other Giants fans (and all baseball fans, for the matter) feel about Wilson right now and who enjoyed the show last night.

And I would just like to add the hideous fashion faux-pas (grey before his time?  Mimicking Tavi here?)  made him all the less endearing to me.

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Hashtag: #epicfail

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5 responses to “Why Brian Wilson’s Jokes Last Night Were Really, Really Not Funny. And Why Diamond Girl is Sickened.

  1. raysrenegade

    Seems to be an epidemic of foot in mouth aliments cropping up ever since Ricky Gervase’s tongue-in-cheek comments.
    Maybe it is a fad, and bit of celebrity being celebrity, but I also agree sometimes the lines get blurry, even before the first drink.
    Combine Wilson’s little sideshow with Tracey Morgan’s antics and wemight have a epidemic on our hands unless someone ( like your post) warns them they are becomming unfunny and bordering on utterly obnoxious.
    Hopefully with Spring Training just on the horizon, such antics will be thrust back into a steamtrunk and sent to the bottom of the brimy deep.

    Rays Renegade
    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  2. blithescribe

    I think most pitchers are a little bit crazy and closers even more so. Brian Wilson definitely fits this description, but I also think he just enjoys messing with reporters and anyone else he thinks is asking a stupid question and, well, he cracks me up. After reading this, I had to go find the George Lopez Show clip. I still think he was pretty funny, Thailand jokes and all, but I think a lot of this was just messing with people and I love twisted, I can’t believe he just said that humor. Of course, as an Angels fan, I am not living with his antics all season and if Giants fans are sick of it, well, he should probably take that into consideration.
    - Kristen
    http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/

  3. westcoastgirl

    There’s such a chance to do good with all the publicity following the World Series, and I felt like Brian just took it in the wrong direction. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he just tried to make his usual off-color jokes (which then spiraled out of control), but it’s tough after hearing his remarks on Thailand.

  4. westcoastgirl

    There’s such a chance to do good with all the publicity following the World Series, and I felt like Brian just took it in the wrong direction. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he just tried to make his usual off-color jokes (which then spiraled out of control), but it’s tough after hearing his remarks on Thailand.

  5. sfdiamondgirl

    Well put, West Coast Girl. There are indeed so many opportunities to use influence and fame for good. I do hope Brian figures it out.

    Thanks for reading!
    Diamond Girl

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