"You look irritated. What? Bitter. What? Upset. What? Peeved. What? Annoyed. What? What's the matter? What? Is this bothering you? What? You gonna write an article. What? I said you're gonna write an article. What? You're gonna write an article about the Panthers. What? You're gonna be negative. What? Pessimistic. What? Critical. What? EH EH!!!"
This thread needs to be circulated to everybody, everywhere.
Think about it. These guys make millions. They work REALLY hard. They put in a LOT of hours to be masters at their craft. And sure, their craft is a game, but it's a game that absolutely drains them physically, mentally, and emotionally.
It's a job. It's a career. Something all contributing members of society have. Something we can all relate to, in that basic way. So many of us get caught up in our careers. Some of us don't have families of our own, some do. These are guys that make family time, even after working. Before they take off the uniform. Before they get home and shower. They're engaged with children. Their own as well as other parents' kids. I know a lot of parents who act like it's some requirement to get home, shower, eat, and unwind before they can have family time.
Don't let the important moments in a child's life be thrown aside because of your own life.
I think what most people mean by it being more burdensome for the Seahawks is they have more guys that would demand big time pay than we do. They, seemingly, won't be able to maintain their star power as well as their role players as well as we can. Of course, I have NO clue on their cap situation and what they're working with currently either (and I'm at work, so I'm not going to look it up).
Depends on how it is structured. Cam's contract is structured to avoid the big cap hit down the line that so many big contracts have. He's going to make roughly the same every year. If Wilson's is backloaded (most likely, as that is the norm and Cam's contract isn't exactly standard), then they'll see a spike in his cap hit in a couple of years, then again at the end of the contract. That is what the difference is between Cam and Wilson's contracts, from my understanding of how they break down.
Plus, consider when resigning WIlson in 5 years. He'll want more, assuming he stays healthy and in the same game manager role he has played thus far. And he'll want a similar structure, because this contract has set the precedent. At that point, it's either pay him what he wants and lose the other large pieces on the team, or not pay him and keep the rest of the team intact.
As much as I love to laugh at candidates, I wish the republican party had just ONE serious candidate. Just one. Not a "I'm against everything liberals are for" type. Not a hard right-wing extreme type. Just a republican candidate that actually made me have to think who I'm voting for. One where I actually have something to consider.
Largely because, with superhero stories (comics or movies), the villain has to be connected to the hero in some way. If the hero uses a serum to make them powerful, the villain also has a serum. If the hero is a god, the villain is also a god. If the hero utilizes a technology to fight, the villain will also.
I don't think while they were making it, they were even subconsciously thinking "we'll follow the Iron Man model". I think it's just how the hero/villain dichotomy has to work.
This is why, as much as I love Marvel, DC does a better job with villains and mixing things up.
I swear to god, if you people don't stop with the "Ant-Man is a ripoff of Iron Man" crap, I'm going to lose it.
Hank Pym (aka Ant-Man, Giant Man, Goliath, etc) was introduced over a year before Iron Man.
Sure, the movie release makes it seem like a knockoff....but if anything is a knock off, Iron Man is technically a ripoff of Ant-Man. But he's not even really. Hank Pym and the Starks don't have a great relationship...hence Ant-Man's role/side in Civil War.
Jesus people. If you're gonna nerd, nerd correctly.
I genuinely think if I started a thread about bunny rabbits and butterflies, somebody in the TB would make it a racial discussion at some point. Racism is a very real problem in this country that needs to be discussed for sure, but jesus.
Graham v Connor. Some officers are well aware, some are not. In all use of force decisions, it's important to remember. I think that will be my stock post from now on in all police threads in the TB. Just a link to that case law. It's appropriate no matter what.