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Old 05-31-2012, 08:59 AM   #226
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NC...hilarious!

SBXVII...it's a bit more complicated than that
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:06 AM   #227
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NC...hilarious!

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:20 AM   #228
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brunell was a dick to me at the ravens scrimmage in 2005
Maybe you resembled a collection agent he had a run-in with.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:26 AM   #229
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I think the problem is people take a blanket statement and will run with it for years. They fail to look at the circumstances at the time the player played and the why's and what for's.

Remember folks back in the 80's and some of the 90's the players did not get very much money and did not get very much for their jersey sales. The way they made extra money was to do show up at events, commercials, and signing autographs. When DG was first brought on board I think he was decent and was signing everything and shortly after something happened. I've heard a rumor that he found out people were asking him to sign items then they would sell them to the public for $$$ which he was not reaping any benifits from. Because of this he stopped signing autographs and would only do it for kids.

The other thing is why sign a ton of autographs and at your next signing session no one shows up? Thats when he was supposed to be making money.

Then there is his foundation. All he asked was when doing interviews if he could announce his foundation on the air to make people aware. I think it got to a point some news feeds said no and he wouldn't do interviews with them. I think he felt if he was doing them a favor with the interview they could do him a favor and allow him to announce his foundation. Seems fair to me.

The thing to keep in mind with him is he's passionate about his foundation, he was a loyal Redskin, he didn't cause any problems in the locker room, he did his job, he didn't hold out, he didn't commit any crimes, he didn't change teams mulitple times, he didn't do pushups in his driveway and he didn't cry on tv taling about his QB.

Good post.


He was a leader on the field for longer than most NFL players could dream of playing. That's all we can ask of a football player. Off the field, they are no different than the general public and there's going to be some we can get along with and some we won't. We shouldn't hold any of them up as better than us or have great expectations of them personally. We should only be fans of football players for what they do on the field, or we'll be disappointed.

It's great to commend and appreciate those who use their talents, name recognition and money for good charitable causes, but it should nor be automatically expected or be used as a measuring stick of how good of a person they are or aren't.

Football was their job. We should understand that. They're not idols or better/different than any of us outside of their career choice. There's going to be good ones and bad ones just like the people at our own workplaces.

I thank Green for the memories he provided in the Redskins uniform and beyond that, I don't expect anything else from him. I'm a big fan of #28 the player. I don't watch football to make friends or find men to admire.

Sure, some like Art Monk, London Fletcher and I'm going to say it, Tim Tebow, I am a fan of who they are personally and how they live their lives, but that's just an added bonus on top of the football entertainment.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:28 PM   #230
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I'm sure no one here really cares...but knowing what I've heard about TO "from the inside" and some of this is kind of public knowledge as well, TO is a fragile, fragile dude and I'm not sure he can really handle life without football. I'm not trying to make the Junior Seau leap...but it's kind of what I fear could happen
I can believe that, but I have to say that I probably wouldn't be sympathetic in the least as far as he was concerned. Granted, I would feel compassion for the people who did care for him and for his children, but it seems like to me he doesn't interact with his kids or support them. I know this makes me seem like a asshole or some heartless bastard, but it's hard to feel sympathy for a man who's had it all and has blown it with choice after choice after choice. On more than one occasion, he's had the opportunity to do the right thing he always chooses to do the wrong thing.


On that note. According to this, his severance package was a mere $50 check...lol Took his ride away too..lol

Terrell Owens gets $50 severance from Allen Wranglers, threatens lawsuit | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #231
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Just a thought:

Stop idolizing athletes above their contribution to the sport. If they contribute to charities, great, enjoy the tax write-off. Then get back on the field. Fans will cheer you when you rock the B&G then forget you when you start to fade or demand you be cut (ex: Clinton Portis, Doug Williams, etc.)

I'm a grown man. No need for heroes....or autographs.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #232
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Why? Because he does a charity and gives and raises money for said charity? Dan Snyder gives money to charity and we know what kind of douche bag he is. I have heard nothing but bad things about DG from the people that have met him in public. Not a single story that didn't end up with him being a douche in some form or fashion.


Also, apparently you missed the Smootsmack DG stories, but I enjoy when he gives stories about how some Redskins acted during their careers. I especially liked his gem about Albert Connell...lol

http://www.thewarpath.net/redskins-l...tml#post877293 (The Keenan McCardell Curse)
I've known people who worked for his foundation that basically said if he's around... don't look at him or say anything to him... he's apparently a douche to the people that work for him too.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #233
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Just a thought:

Stop idolizing athletes above their contribution to the sport. If they contribute to charities, great, enjoy the tax write-off. Then get back on the field. Fans will cheer you when you rock the B&G then forget you when you start to fade or demand you be cut (ex: Clinton Portis, Doug Williams, etc.)

I'm a grown man. No need for heroes....or autographs.

Well said and good post.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #234
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Back to the NFL.

Darrelle Revis won't guarantee he'll be at New York Jets' camp - ESPN New York


Why is this assclown still griping about his contract? He got a huge front loaded contract, and now doesn't want to honor the back portion of it. Eff this guy. So glad we don't have clowns like this on our squad anymore.

They should let him rot and fine him each day he misses mandatory practice and refuse to do anything until his contract is over. THEN, I would franchise tag him just to piss him off even more.

I'm normally in favor of players holding out when they've outplayed their contracts, but guys like this I have no sympathy for.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #235
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The jets, jets, jets are....deep sh.. as an organization.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #236
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Just a thought:

Stop idolizing athletes above their contribution to the sport. If they contribute to charities, great, enjoy the tax write-off. Then get back on the field. Fans will cheer you when you rock the B&G then forget you when you start to fade or demand you be cut (ex: Clinton Portis, Doug Williams, etc.)

I'm a grown man. No need for heroes....or autographs.
Yup I agree with you but what hurts for me about DG was he was a boy hood hero of mine and to find out he is a dick was kind of disheartening.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:15 AM   #237
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It sounds great in theory to not idolize these guys, but it's part of the deal. While it doesn't change my appreciation for what he did on the field, I agree it's disheartening to hear stories of how he treats people off the field.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #238
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Yup I agree with you but what hurts for me about DG was he was a boy hood hero of mine and to find out he is a dick was kind of disheartening.
He's still one of my favorite players of all time.

I still remember watching those "NFL's Fastest Man" races and cheering for him to dust Tim Brown and James Jett. It was like watching MJ vs. Dominique Wilkins in a slam dunk contest, with Darrell being Jordan and winning every year.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:55 AM   #239
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Another reason why I root for burgundy and gold and not Tom, Dick or Harry.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #240
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my mom is the longest tenured and most loyal redskins fan i know. darrell green is probably her favorite redskin of all time, i mentioned some of this and she basically told me to stfu. she couldn't believe it
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