Originally Posted by Broadway
It appears that most of us believe what Bo said was the truth, not just sour grapes. And rightly so.
Bo has always been up front about the reason he entered this competition... it was a bet with his mother. He's always said he didn't expect to win. As a matter of fact there was quite a stir about his 'couch' statement on one of the elimination shows. The statement he made (I turned away and missed it so I paraphrase) regarding not caring if he was sent home. That he'd have been happy just to have made it that far. Since he made these, and other statements like them, long before the competition was over his comments in Rolling Stone Magazine can’t, by definition, be sour grapes. They are just an affirmation of his stated position.
Bo has always comported himself in a gentlemanly and honest manner. He’s never lied about his past. (Although I believe it has come out that others have misled us about their true amateur status) And I believe that he is telling us the truth now.
I still admire and respect the man, and look forward to the release of his single and full CD.