On Monday night, caught without candy to give away to local children as they trick or treated on Halloween, Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen instead handed out packages of beef and chicken Ramen Noodles to whoever dared show up at his door. We've no doubt that the kids were angry, especially when a millionaire athlete is well within means to load up their candy bags is instead giving away processed noodle packets that cost anywhere between a dime or a quarter a bag.
Allen, though, was not swayed. In his own inimitable manner, on Twitter, and via Yardbarker:
We're fans, and we proudly wear our Tony Allen t-shirt, courtesy the Chris Vernon Show. And Tony Allen, in BDL's opinion, should be able to get away with this.
When Food Network presenter Paula Deen was caught by cameras handing out bags of Ramen Noodles to underprivileged kids last month, the reaction was obvious and correct. Someone who knows (and, apparently, ignores) as much about nutrition as Deen does should know ...