In the event of a lockout even the notion that someone would compare a bunch of crybaby athletes making millions of dollars a year to play a game, to soldiers and servicemen making a wage just barely above poverty line is ridiculous. If these guys are so retarded that they cant figure out how to make a few million dollars stretch through a year or two of being out of work, then i have no sympathy or respect for them.
Do you all feel sorry for them? I do not. Maybe they can file resume after resume to find a job, which believe me most are qualified to pump gas. I personally know some players and now they are check to mouth as they spent all the gravy partying.
Bring on the replacements!! They want to play.
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Personally I can't wait for the replacements to show up. My Cowboys suck this year. At least the replacements have a chance of going .500
And to think I got turned off of baseball after their last strike. And the poor NFL guys might have to play 18 games a year.
Now if we were to have a lockout and some miracle would happen and we'd get rid of the stupid BCS and move to a playoff system, then college football could really be up there and even move to the Sunday schedule.
Wouldn't you all like to see the players have a little bit better protection against being coerced into playing when hurt? How about those old football players that are losing their brains because they played too many games with a pre existing head injury? Personally, I'd like to see better protection for the player after they retire from the game. Not every player has a multi million dollar contract, but all of them play as hard as they can. Yes, it's hard to feel sorry for a guy that makes a living playing a game, but it's also more about the health of these guys than the pay. It isn't all about the money. And anyway, if they do have a lockout, we'll ave the NHL to fall back on.
PS- I thought I would be over NASCAR if Johnson won a fith straight title... I wish someone else would win. But the way Edwards ran in the last two weeks of the season gave me hope.
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Having many players who are coddled through high school because they can play a game (test scores fudged, etc.) and given a pass in college for a championship try, it is not too difficult to understand how someone with MAYBE a 6th grade education could noy understand how to negotiate the finances of hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also leads to the question of ethics---are the coaches/schools/organizations/agents/families & friends(?) taking advantage of not-necessarily-so-bright athletes?
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