Monday, April 04, 2005

Maurice Clarett

Is it vindictive of me to be laughing at this little brat? Even if it is I don't care. I am so very very pleased.

9 comments:

daniel said...

i don't understand this NFL thing..... The wusses wear pads.
Try this on for size: AFL!

Yesss!

Web Swinger said...

Well lets see if you are old enough at 18 to go to another country and kill the people who live there or be killed by the people who live there then I think there should be no age requirement for the NFL. So yes I think it is.

But considering the NFL has a free farm league then why mess with a good thing.

amberance said...

As the NFL is not a government institution, Timmy, I really don't see how military service draft eligability relates to professional football league draft eligability. It doesn't even matter since he is eligable now anyway. I'm just gleeful on principle. He's a whiny crybaby who fucked up and doesn't have the integrity to own up to it. I hope he can't hack it and sucks.

Cryptic, honey-pie: Yes the AFL is indeed full of tough guys, but from a girly perspective I'd like to point out that none of them have any teeth. I like my boys with teeth. Just sayin'.

tony93637 said...

both good and valid arguements that WON'T be heard. i'm just a little curious to see how bad a team will want this litigious little whiner who was more interested in a NFL career than a degree after one year playing college ball. what ever happened to paying youjr dies? we'll see on draft day.

daniel said...

[quote] I like my boys with teeth.[/quote]

They are wearing dark mouth guards. AFL players are generally intelligent too. Which goes against the grain associated with professional ball players of any code. (Esp. Rugby).

Web Swinger said...

Paying your dues is for suckers, just ask Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Lebron James. And you would have to be a fool to be more interested in a college degree then a NFL career. Lets see a college degree and maybe 35k a year or the NFL and millions.

Yes a NFL career is on average 4.5 years but you can always go to college later.

The NFL's argument is that the body is not mature enough at 19 or 20 years of age to play in the NFL, then why does the government think some one at 18 or 19 has the physical capabilities to handle the rigors of war. I'd take year in the NFL before a day in Iraq.

amberance said...

Get off your horse Timmy, really.
1. You can't compare the NBA to the NFL. I'm not even going to get into the toll that is taken on a football player's body versus that of a basketball player. They are two different leagues in two different sports with two different sets of rules. If Maurice Clarett wanted to play professional sports right out of high school, he should have been practicing at the free throw line.
2. Football careers can be remarkably short. A career ending injury suffered in training camp your rookie year would have you rethinking that whole "college degrees are for suckers" crap real quick. Athletic talent does not make a person invincible - everyone should have a fall back plan.
3. Maurice Clarett is a shining example of the "mememe" generation, nearly all of whom have a well developed sense of entitlement and the belief that the world owes them something - especially a living. None of this would ever have been an issue if he hadn't broken team rules, not to mention a number of laws, and then gotten caught. Trying to litigate his way around facing the consequences of his actions is pure cowardice. To borrow an argument from you, if he's old enough to go kill Iraqis, then he's old enough to take responsibility for his own mistakes.
4. Having said that, let me again point out that despite being known by its three letter acronym, the NFL is NOT an agency of the U.S. Government.

Web Swinger said...

Ok enough said, but about a career ending injury, NFL contracts are not guaranteed but signing bonuses are.

tony93637 said...

well i guess since the supreme court won't hear the arguements, america will just have to read your blog to see what the ruling is/wouldabeen.