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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh, the boys are back and it ain't gonna be pretty my friends. I got to watch the Steelers give the Eagles a schooling and I loved every fucking moment of it. I love that I got to see my boy, Bettis on the field and in an interview. I love that my boys won. I love that my boys won without exerting too much effort. However, I must comment on something and then leave it alone. There is a way to do things. I know that football is a business. I know that this is a job for these men. I know that they have to "make a living." I get that. I know that their viability as a player is limited and they have to make what they can when they can make and hopefully make sound financial investment decisions so that they can live after their body can no longer stand the beating. That being said, let's talk about class, shall we? Let's start at one extreme. Hines Ward. Now I was a little bummed that my boy did not show up to camp. The Rooneys (the owners of the team) are very clear that they will not negotiate with a player that does not show up to camp. I think that's fair. I was getting a tad worried when it was week 2 and still no Hines. Several Steelers (including the all time fave of my life, Terry Bradshaw) were interviewed about their thoughts on the Hines no-show. Most of them said they had to support the player in this instance because he was doing what he had to do. I can follow that logic. But what did Hines NOT do? Well, fuck, I will tell ya. He did not blast his fellow team mates. He did not blast Coach Cowher. He did not blast the Rooneys or the Steelers organization in any way. In fact, he called Cowher a few times over these last two weeks and kept that dialogue open. He acted the way he felt he needed to but he did it with some class. He showed up yesterday to camp and will begin practice on Wednesday. He stayed last night for the game and supported his team. He admitted that the last two weeks were rough on him because he loves the game and was bummed to not be with his team practicing and getting better. Now the negotiations can start. I hope he does get more money. I think he is worth it and I think the Rooneys know that and will ante up. However, if they had buckled and given in to Ward's wishes without him showing up to camp, that sets a bad precedent. I think that both sides will end up winning on this situation. Which is always a good thing.

Let's go to the other extreme. T fucking O. I am sick to fucking death of hearing his shit. I don't want to see one more interview with him, his asswipe manager or any of them. Dude, you are one year into your contract. Yes, you are a good player. Great even. But you know what fuckwad? So are a lot of others. You had a good year and I bet you would like a bit more money. However, one year does not a great player make. So shut the fuck up about Donovan, shut the fuck up about what you deserve and how you don't want to be a distraction (yeah right) and show up like a man to training camp and talk to the owners of the team. If this dickhead was a couple years into a contract, I could see him wanting to renegotiate provided he had performed well all of those years. It's fair, ya know? To sit there on national fucking tv and CRY (THERE IS NO CRYING IN FOOTBALL) like you are this close to collecting a welfare check is just un-fucking-believeable. You are a disgrace. You are what makes professional sports a nightmare and not fun to watch sometimes. You are what drags down the rest of your team. You, T fucking O, should be cut from the team. And you know what? You have had very little interest in you from other teams. You wanna know why? Because no one wants to put up with your shit. Sometimes skills on a field are not good enough. You need skills as a human and as a man. Be a man and shut up and show up for your job, dude.

Elizabeth at 9:50 AM

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at 10:18 AM Blogger Danielle said...

DON'T GET ME STARTED IN T.O. THE PHILLY FANS ARE ABOUT TO RIP HIS COUNTRY ASS A NEW ASSHOLE. HELL, ONE OF OUR EAGLES GOT SHOT, THE OTHER ONE RIPPED HIS ACHILLES, THEY ALL GOT CRAZY SHIT GONE ON WITH THEM AND THIS ASSHOLE HAS TO ACT UP? HE NEEEDS A FRIGGEN CLASS IN MANNERS, IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT T.O. AND HE NEEDS TO STICK WITH HIS CONTRACT. HE ISN'T GOD, HE SHOULDN'T GET MORE MONEY, I AM SURE HIS FAMILY IS DOING SUCH FINE THE MAN ACTS LIKE HE IS ON WELFARE. HE KILLS ME. YES HE IS NICE TO LOOK AT BUT I WILL TELL YOU THIS, PHILADELPHIA IS ABOUT TO NAIL HIS ASS TO A CROSS. HE HAS BEEN BOOOOED AT TRAINING CAMP, ERRYTHING. WE DONT WANT HIM OR NEED HIM. JUST MAKE SURE WE GOT OUR DONOVAN MCNABB AND WE COOL.

 
at 10:58 AM Blogger Lushy said...

I couldn't have said any of that better myself. I heart Hines Ward. He's always smiling.

 

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