It matters what YOU tell your kid. Some of the people here bashing people for giving the trophies are the same ones that let their kids bring the trophies home. If you took that trophy and smashed it in the parking lot before you get in the car to go home, then my friend I respect your opinion on the matter. In my house, I allow participation trophies. However, only trophies with a place (1-3rd) or mvp or something like that gets a place on the mantle. The others get displayed in your room. I explain that the trophy they got is no different than a certificate. However the place trophies means something. My son is obsessed that his sister has a 2 first place trophies and he only has 1. It has drove him competitively and it also drives her to stay ahead of him. That being said I always congratulate them for competing and participating, but I also get on them about not giving 100%. Thats my main concern as a parent.. 100% effort and no quitting ever. People need to quit deferring parenting with all this blame the <insert >. If you have a problem with a "generation" or "everyone else" .. fix your kids first. Kids are their own people with different emotions, reactions etc. However if your child grows up soft, it wasn't because of a trophy. You as a parent, uncle, aunt, cousin etc.. let that poo happen.
Says he want to "finish how he knows he can finish" , I don't see that level of passing here without stunting the development of our young receivers. Unfortunately , don't think he would be a good fit here.
Man that's a tough decision. Gonna cut off one of your hands you choose. Hopefully some Gettlemagic and some timely negotiations will come into play. Pass rushing DT's are more valuable on the open market, but a NT that commands double teams to keep bodies off Kuechly and the LB's is imperative as well. Hopefully we can work something out to keep both.
The TRD Teeray/Panther 55 back and forth comments were awesome imo. He would put just enough sanity in his insane post to make people feel obligated to respond. People like that spice up this board. I actually miss him in some kind of strange way.... Unfortunately the Cam Newton not being the worst bust ever thing didn't work out for him. He kind of bet the farm on that one. Well at least we still have PantherUnited threads for everyone to rally against.
If you are one of those people who are like "they need to make their own " etc.. etc.. it doesn't matter. Me coming from a poorer family I understand the difference that money would do for the next generation.
To each his own. But to me there is a huge difference.
My wife does financial planning and she has a few other clients that have similar situations. The huge problem is that when he dies the money stops. Even discounting the huge amounts of interest he could have made, if he would have god forbid been in a car accident then the money stops and the Falcons are off the hook. If he continues to live they still don't lose because of the cash on hand they saved and most likely invested into something else that made money. Now the fact that he is no longer playing football and he didn't have huge amounts to blow on hookers and blow probably make him less likely to die so all in all probably works out well for him. .... The more I think about it and see all the stories about athletes being robbed by their money people this is probably how everyone's contract should be ... .