Originally written on The Show Speak  |  Last updated 5/6/12
Generation "X" just got a little older this week.
Two days,  two deaths.    
One story is a mystery without a satisfying solution. 
The other, a brilliant novel that ended to soon. 
The death of Junior Seau, former NFL All Pro linebacker, is a mystery that is without a satisfying solution.  Seau was found dead on Wednesday due to a self inflicted gun shot wound to the chest.  Seau was 43 years old. 
While many will speculate on why someone of Seau's status would commit suicide, we will never know.  There is no definitive answer to this complex question regarding Seau or any other victim of suicide.  No one knows the emotional darkness, the tenacious chronic emotional pain, nor the screaming inside his head that made it impervious to rationale thought at the moment of final crisis.  
It was a premature end to the life of a pro football hall of famer.  (to be) 
  The death of the Beastie Boy co founder Adam Yauch (MCA) is a sharp reminder that the ending of a great novel prematurely doesn't make it any less of a great novel.  Yauch was a brilliant, funny, gentle soul that redefined a genre of music and a generation of people.  Each reader can reach back in their personal memory bag of Beastie Boy masterpieces and reflect with a warm, self gratifying smile that you have to Fight For Your Right To Party.  As MCA said it best, he was "too sweet to be sour, too nice to be mean."
It was a premature end to the life of a rock and roll hall of famer.  (2012)

What is not premature is the ability to celebrate two icons of Generation "X" - my generation. 

"Time for Livin'", a Sly & the Family Stone cover by the Beastie Boys:
Yeah, that's right It's time to set the record straight
Ain't nobody got to spell it for me Ain't nobody got to yell I can see Ain't nobody got the pain I can hear But if I have to I'll yell in your ear
Time for living Time for giving [x4]

For me, it is Time for Livin', while for Junior and Adam, there is no more pain. 
With sadness and celebration - thank you #55 and MCA.  Thank you.
Until Next Time,
ct
Coldplay tribute to Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys on Friday night:



A look back at #55's career from chargersdotcom:  


GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL should keep its hands off wide receivers’ gloves

Report: Redskins owner not blocking RG3 trade

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release two-time Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings

Indians president Mark Shapiro jumps to same role in Toronto

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz not expected to practice this week

D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

Jerry Jones is enthralled with ‘vintage’ Darren McFadden

Report: Three NFL head coaches were interested in Michigan job

Luck for Luck? QBs who won Super Bowl in fourth season

Harmon treats media to beers, whiskey after two holes-in-one

Five big storylines for the 2015-16 NBA season

Most crucial player for each remaining playoff contender

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

U.S. Open women's preview: Can anyone stop Serena?

Buffalo Bills need to start Tyrod Taylor at quarterback

WATCH: Broncos defender drops Reggie Bush, skirmish ensues

U.S. Open men's preview: Will there be a surprise champion?

Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Virginia Tech honoring slain journalists with helmet stickers

AJ Green on contract: 'All the receivers are getting bank'

Clippers owner rejects $60 million annual TV rights deal

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker