Am I the only one that has grown tired of seeing Mark Wahlberg in the spotlight every time a Boston sports team wins a championship? He suddenly appears like he was a member of the team, or some sort of super fan? If you grew up in the New England area that is a birthright among all fans, yet somehow, in this age of social media certain celebrities and twenty something year old social media wannabes, have tried to hijack the spotlight.
In their defense most of these social media hotshots were in diapers at the start of Brady’s career. But please save the super fan bullshit for someone that suffered through the worst of times and that their worst memory was an 11-5 season where the Patriots barely missed the playoffs. Most of these youngsters don’t have any idea what it means to be a Boston sports fan. All the previous suffering by those that followed every step of the way is what makes this all so great. It isn’t very hard to cheer for a team from birth that is destined for the playoffs every season.
None of this excuses Wahlberg who rose to fame in the early 90’s. Why is he getting all the accolades as a Boston sports fan when he wasn’t seen promoting the team back when Victor Kiam ran the show?
If it wasn’t for Wahlberg’s, cavalier chew and screw attitude when things go south it wouldn’t be an issue. Wahlberg and his family were caught on camera walking out at the end of the 3rd quarter during Super Bowl 51 with the Patriots down 28-3 . To top it off, he scapegoated his son for his reason for leaving. He said the kid was sick, and later changed his story that his son was dropping f-bombs and making a scene. Two different stories, which one is true? Probably neither, but Wahlberg lost a lot of street cred.
If that wasn’t bad enough, then he goes and pulls this stunt. This is the equivalent of high treason at best.
Mark Wahlberg attended the Dallas Cowboys practice this weekend to promote his new Wahlburgers restaurant and had some questionable words coming from a so called Patriots super fan.
“I might have to start wearing another shade of blue. The Cowboys are showing me so much love. I don’t have a Wahlburgers at Gillette Stadium yet.
I am sure he was joking and all but this isn’t the first time his loyalty has been questioned. You don’t see Matt Damon or Ben Affleck pulling this kind of shit. Ben Affleck shut down production of “Gone Girl” for a full week when they tried to make him wear a Yankees hat.
During a scene set at a New York airport, Affleck’s character, tries to evade recognition by wearing a baseball hat. According to Affleck, the director wanted the character to wear a Yankees hat.
But Ben Affleck is a diehard Red Sox fan, and there was no chance he would put it on.
“I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,’” Mr. Affleck recalled. “‘But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head.” “It was an uprising; it was a coup, I rioted,” Affleck said, “It was a one-man riot against the Yankees.”
That is what true loyalty looks like. You don’t bend over every time you get the chance in the name of promoting yourself if you have true loyalty to a team. I have no issue with Wahlberg claiming to be a fan, just save some room for someone else to be in the spotlight next time a Boston sports team wins a championship.
Mark Wahlberg attended Saturday’s practice. Wahlburgers is opening a restaurant at The Star.
“I might have to start wearing another shade of blue. The Cowboys are showing me so much love. I don’t have a Wahlburgers at Gillette Stadium yet. I gotta re-evaluate my loyalty here.” pic.twitter.com/QOAXLLLZDf
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 5, 2019
Hey #Patriots fans, actor Mark Wahlberg is a fan of the Cowboys too and is opening up a burger joint at the Star in Frisco.
He stopped by Cowboys practice today…
Guess who he's predicting in the Super Bowl?
— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) August 4, 2019