The Phillies $125 million man made a cameo during Sunday night's episode. Jerry Ferrera’s Turtle character called Howard -- who was sitting poolside -- to ask the slugger to drop some of that $125M on a tequila venture.
- See the Big Piece’s big cameo courtesy of TheFightins.com.
Howard wasn’t buying it in the fictional situation. And how he addressed Turtle might have offended a few fans.
“You were the dude that was screaming out calling me a p*ssy,” Howard mused about how Turtle addressed him during last year’s World Series.
Did dropping the P-word offend the average audience member of the testosterone-fueled HBO series? Don’t bet on it. But, it could have raised a few eyebrows of casual observers.
Other athletes like the NBA's Kevin Love and NFL's Drew Brees didn't use any foul speech -- even of the tamer type like Howard did. So it is worth asking why he would say it.