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Old 05-22-2008, 01:03 PM   #16
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I'm in my 20's and I like to drink. I have no issue with the act itself. But it seems like in every post he makes he's talking about getting hammered. I think he needs to be a careful about that. I don't see any other NFL stars blogging about drinking their future father in law "under the table." Cooley is probably my favorite Redskin now that Sean has passed. I just don't want to see him take any heat for it.
I'm in my 20's too (only a few months older than Chris Cooley actually), but I agree with you here. It isn't worth talking about drinking all time and, quite frankly, for people whose bodies are their livelihood it does not make a whole lot of sense to drink period. Obviously a lot of sports players do, but as a matter of economic rationality it doesn't make a whole lot of sense (like riding motorcycles or playing pick-up basketball). Not illegal (as long as you aren't driving) but not really the smartest thing to do and does have an effect on your body (even if you can compete at a high level, if you are using alcohol on a consistent basis you are not maximizing your physical potential University Health Center | AOD | Alcohol and Athletic Performance). I don't know how much Chris Cooley drinks, and so far there has not been any problem so obviously he can do as he wants, but there is more negative that can come from drinking than positive. If nothing else talking about getting hammered opens you to criticism so it is probably in his own interest to keep it out of the blogging.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:31 PM   #17
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She's Hot, and one other thing does Chris Cooley remind you of a great redskin from the past that drank after practice i.e. John Riggins the 5:00 club "EL PRESIDENTE". Come guys give him a break as long as he doesn't start beating his wife then I'm cool w/ Cooly's Drinking.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:32 PM   #18
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She's Hot, and one other thing does Chris Cooley remind you of a great redskin from the past that drank after practice i.e. John Riggins the 5:00 club "EL PRESIDENTE". Come guys give him a break as long as he doesn't start beating his wife then I'm cool w/ Cooly's Drinking.
Good point. I am sure you think Riggo was bad for the skins, GMscud?
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I don't see many other NFL players blogging period. So we really don't know what other players do off the field. I would guess a good number of them drink. As long as he plays at a Pro Bowl level I don't think he's going to see much heat, and if he does I'm sure he can handle it.
It's not the act of drinking that's the problem. Cooley has clearly been partying it up the last few years, and he made the Pro Bowl, so obviously there's not a concern from a performance standpoint. The drinking itself isn't the issue, like you say, tons of guys around the league are doing the same thing for sure.

But they're not talking about it publicly like this. Cooley's opening himself up for some criticism the second he has one bad game.

In the end performance reigns supreme, so this is a small issue, and come the season it'll be nothing to worry about. It's just not the smartest decision to write about it.
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I'm in my 20's too (only a few months older than Chris Cooley actually), but I agree with you here. It isn't worth talking about drinking all time and, quite frankly, for people whose bodies are their livelihood it does not make a whole lot of sense to drink period. Obviously a lot of sports players do, but as a matter of economic rationality it doesn't make a whole lot of sense (like riding motorcycles or playing pick-up basketball). Not illegal (as long as you aren't driving) but not really the smartest thing to do and does have an effect on your body (even if you can compete at a high level, if you are using alcohol on a consistent basis you are not maximizing your physical potential University Health Center | AOD | Alcohol and Athletic Performance). I don't know how much Chris Cooley drinks, and so far there has not been any problem so obviously he can do as he wants, but there is more negative that can come from drinking than positive. If nothing else talking about getting hammered opens you to criticism so it is probably in his own interest to keep it out of the blogging.
Fair enough, but another thing with Cooley is he is much more than a football player. he has other things in life he cares about(friends, family, fun) and he isn't one of those guys who is gonna let football change who he is. I like that in a person, who stays true to who he is. Maybe booze does slow him down a bit, but does he care? Probably not, and neither do I. Because we all have one life to live, enjoy it.
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Much to do about nothing here if you ask me. If anything Cooley is guilty of being too honest. He's not doing anything illegal.

He frequently blogs about good times he's had with friends and family and like most of us stories like that frequently involve drinking. I think because of that it might seem like he drinks more than he probably really does.

If anyone has paid attention he's also posted videos of him working out at Redskins Park. Maybe he needs to do more of that to prove he's not drinking 24/7.
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Much to do about nothing here if you ask me. If anything Cooley is guilty of being too honest. He's not doing anything illegal.

He frequently blogs about good times he's had with friends and family and like most of us stories like that frequently involve drinking. I think because of that it might seem like he drinks more than he probably really does.

If anyone has paid attention he's also posted videos of him working out at Redskins Park. Maybe he needs to do more of that to prove he's not drinking 24/7.
I think that is a fair point. Personally, I've never seen anything good come from alcohol consumption, so I do come at this issue with a certain set of life experiences.
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I'm in my 20's too (only a few months older than Chris Cooley actually), but I agree with you here. It isn't worth talking about drinking all time and, quite frankly, for people whose bodies are their livelihood it does not make a whole lot of sense to drink period. Obviously a lot of sports players do, but as a matter of economic rationality it doesn't make a whole lot of sense (like riding motorcycles or playing pick-up basketball). Not illegal (as long as you aren't driving) but not really the smartest thing to do and does have an effect on your body (even if you can compete at a high level, if you are using alcohol on a consistent basis you are not maximizing your physical potential University Health Center | AOD | Alcohol and Athletic Performance). I don't know how much Chris Cooley drinks, and so far there has not been any problem so obviously he can do as he wants, but there is more negative that can come from drinking than positive. If nothing else talking about getting hammered opens you to criticism so it is probably in his own interest to keep it out of the blogging.
Hallelujah!! Someone sees what I'm saying. I guess I wasn't being clear enough, although I thought I was.

I never said he shouldn't drink, I said he shouldn't brag about it so much. Period. He's not in college anymore. It obviously doesn't affect his on field performance, but there's no need to mention drinking your future father in law "under the table." I'm glad he's an honest dude, but he's going a tad overboard.
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Much to do about nothing here if you ask me. If anything Cooley is guilty of being too honest. He's not doing anything illegal.

He frequently blogs about good times he's had with friends and family and like most of us stories like that frequently involve drinking. I think because of that it might seem like he drinks more than he probably really does.

If anyone has paid attention he's also posted videos of him working out at Redskins Park. Maybe he needs to do more of that to prove he's not drinking 24/7.
Is anyone insinuating he's drinking 24/7? I don't know how many different ways I have to say it. I have NO ISSUE with him drinking. I have an issue with him bragging about it in nearly every blog he posts. This isn't a college kid's myspace page. It's a nationally read blog on Yahoo. He's a probowl NFL TE. He shouldn't quit drinking, but he should quit glorifying it so openly.
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Chill out bro. I understand what you're saying but Cooley isn't James Thrash. He likes to party and have a good time like I'm sure a lot of guys do. I'm sure once the season starts he takes care of business.
ARGGGGHHHH!!! Read my posts BRO! I never said he shouldn't party!!!!
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Only issue I'd have with him blogging about drinking would be glorifying the drinking to younger, under aged folks who might happen to read his blog. Other than that, I see good points on both sides of the fence.

Well, to be honest, I just really have issue with Chris not providing more pictures of his hottie girl! :-D
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I don't care about his drinking as long as it doesn't become a problem and he keeps it seperate from his football life. As for talking about it on his blog, well I'm sure he knows by being open like he is that he is opening himself up to criticism as well, so if it comes he will handle it.

Besides, how many people have read an athlete's blog and thought, man this guy's blog is so boring, he doesn't really go into detail and he always keeps everything PG in it. I wish he'd open up more so we could truly get a better idea of what he's like, instead of getting the impression that he's a stiff necked a-hole who's constantly concerned about his image.

Well, I'd rather have a Chris Cooley, who so far has been pretty much open about everything and isn't concerned what people think of him, than a guy like that.
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ARGGGGHHHH!!! Read my posts BRO! I never said he shouldn't party!!!!
I did. I hear what you're sayin. I just like that the dude is being honest.
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I don't care about his drinking as long as it doesn't become a problem and he keeps it seperate from his football life. As for talking about it on his blog, well I'm sure he knows by being open like he is that he is opening himself up to criticism as well, so if it comes he will handle it.

Besides, how many people have read a athlete's blog and thought, man this guy's blog is so boring, he doesn't really go into detail and he always keeps everything PG in it. I wish he'd open up more so we could truly get a better idea of what he's like, instead of getting the impression that he's a stiff necked a-hole who's constantly concerned about his image.
Well, I'd rather have a Chris Cooley, who so far has been pretty much open about everything so far and isn't concerned what people think of him, than a guy like that.
Best post so far in this thread. Very well said. Especially the part about other athletes' blogs being so boring. I guess it's kind of a two-way street for me. I really like the guy and love hearing his funny, REAL stories, I just don't want to see the media rip him.
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Best post so far in this thread. Very well said. Especially the part about other athletes' blogs being so boring. I guess it's kind of a two-way street for me. I really like the guy and love hearing his funny, REAL stories, I just don't want to see the media rip him.
Well the media "rips" everyone. See Portis, Arenas, etc. but it only matters if the athlete lets it get to them. Cooley doesn't seem like the type to be phased by crap like that, so to me it's a complete non-issue.
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