I am probably one of the most gullible people you will ever meet. My mom says that I am too trusting. Your van's got candy? Well then, the party must be in the van! Woo! I have read up a lot about 9/11 conspiracy theories and watched Zeitgeist on Netflix, and I'm constantly saying something along the lines of:
"Holy shit! That does make sense!"
And then the person that refutes that point comes on and explains why the opposite true and I say something along the lines of:
"Oh yeah. You got him there. Case. Closed."
And then the first guy comes back and says something and I'm right back to where I started. Basically, the defense would want me on their jury because I'm hung in at least (and only) one way. I can't make up my mind! Neither can Pete Carroll, apparently, just another trait that me and my dad share in common.
Deadspin "broke" the "news" today that Carroll might question whether or not 9/11 even really happen. A "truther" as they say and is skeptical about whether or not the government is telling us everything. Is that what our beloved head coach is?
Here's the most important bits of info:
Late last spring, retired general Peter Chiarelli, who had just finished his term as the Army's vice chief of staff, visited Carroll at the Seattle Seahawks headquarters.
Carroll wanted to know whether the attack on the Pentagon had really happened. Chiarelli—who was the top-ranking Army official inside the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into its western side—explained that it had.
"Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about," said Riki Ellison, the former NFL linebacker who now runs the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and introduced Carroll to Chiarelli.
Carroll isn't crazy, Ellison said. He's just skeptical. "Pete grew up in California during Vietnam, and during Watergate. That's just the perspective he brings to the table."
And there is the actual important information in a Deadspin article that is much longer than that. Carroll was in a room with a very interesting military man that was in the Pentagon when it was hit. He asked questions about it. Does anyone here honestly think that Carroll would insult someone of Chiarelli's stature? The one time I met Carroll, he was speaking with and around other men of notable stature, and it seemed very important for him to be respectful not only of those he had admired, but everyone.
If I was in a room with someone that was in the Pentagon when it was hit on 9/11, I'd ask questions too. They might even go along the lines of "Here's what I saw on Zeitgeist, does any of that hold a shred of truth?"
And then I would proceed to believe everything that he told me.
(Editors Note: Here's the issue. I'm not allowing comments on this article until I think it over or talk it over with Danny. We are a no politics site, and you know that. Would you cross a line? Maybe.)