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Lmao the players have their wives crying for them now.


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#91 carolinarolls

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:26 PM

no diatribe necessary....apples and oranges Sir

sincere thanks for your service and I do mean that because it does not sound like you whined and bitched about giving it freely. Comparing the commitment and service you provided to these primmadonnas is the very definition of "a stretch". They are celebrities. 300lbs or not there is a lack of heart and a lack of discipline amongst the NFL and it is ruining the sport slowly but surely.


Nobody here has ever said care should not be given to vets. Nobody here truly believes that is what this labor dispute is about either.

#92 panfan32

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:53 PM

no diatribe necessary....apples and oranges Sir

sincere thanks for your service and I do mean that because it does not sound like you whined and bitched about giving it freely. Comparing the commitment and service you provided to these primmadonnas is the very definition of "a stretch". They are celebrities. 300lbs or not there is a lack of heart and a lack of discipline amongst the NFL and it is ruining the sport slowly but surely.


Nobody here has ever said care should not be given to vets. Nobody here truly believes that is what this labor dispute is about either.




Just to let you know, this was not a hit on anyone in this community about being negative to vets. But I think the comparison between the ways we are treated after the Army is done with us is similar to how these players are feeling after the sport is done with them.

As far as the primma donnas, I agree with you. There are too many players out there like Ochocinco that to me are slowly ruining the game.

I use to coach Pee wee and Midget football before my injuries became too severe. The first rule my players learned is this is a "TEAM SPORT" and the no one likes the show boat players.

I had one great kid who someday "If he keeps his head on straight" could very well make it to the NFL. In one game he did some crazy ass dance in the end zone after a score and then ran up and taunted the other team.

I benched his butt for two games of a 8 game season. Made him do a formal apology to his teammates, as well as the other team when we played them again. I think the NFL should crack down on "some" of these players. But I still feel that the main issue here is the owners being greedy as hell. $9 billion a year not including playoffs, that’s a lot of money. It also boils down to the parents of these players. Coaching Pee and Midget football let me see firsthand the parents of players and how they affect these kids at such a young age. They try to contradict what the coach is teaching the kids they talk crap to the other players right in front of the players. And I’m talking about players on their own kids teams. The last season I coached I had to ban 4 parents from game and practices because of their behavior. Parents of start player at a young age have one thing on their minds and that “my kids going to the NFL and will make me rich” It all starts with the parent s and how you raise the player and young men to act.

My youngest son is 10 and he’s the start LB and WR in this city (Not bragging). He leads the league is sacks, tackles and forced fumbles every season. Plus on the offensive side of the ball he make about 20 catches each season and well we don’t really track yardage at this age much. Anyways he is one of the most respected and wanted players out there. He has all 6 coaches in the midgets this year fighting over draft position to make sure they get him. He asked me one day why all these coaches keep asking me to return to coaching and help out on the other coach’s teams. I told him “son it because those coaches really want you to play on their team because they feel that you’re that good”. All he said to me in return is oh that nice and ran off to the back yard. He never cares about being the best. He just goes out and plays the game with his heart. That’s the way I raised him and the way I coached him and all of my players.

This game we all love is about heart. Sam Mills was told all his life he was not big enough to play this game. But he played it with heart and became one of my favorite players. Both my boys look up to him and my youngest wants to be like him someday. I think he was a perfect role model for our youth today, in regards to an NFL player.

#93 ThPantherFan

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

[quote name='panfan32']Speaking for myself here, I’m a disabled vet and a combat veteran. I spent my life doing what many people would never do. I was part of the 82nd Airborne and I spent my days training and jumping from high altitudes for little pay and little reward. The Army treated me very well throughout my career until I was received a severe spinal injury. I’m now no longer in the Army, I deal with the VA Hospital and it’s the worst thing you can imagine.

I would like to reply to this post, but I cut most of it out so it wouldn't take up space. I may not agree 100 percent with what you stated about the players but I do understand the comparison. I applaud you for making the statements. The only disagreement I have is the players continue to sign up knowing what they are getting. Yes, you re-enlisted also knowing the job. What the NFL needs to do is make sure the players understand that there is a life after the NFL and they need to plan for that.

I too am a veteran and relate very much to your concerns about the VA. I left their care and have given orders to my wife that she does not have me taken to the VA if I can't make the choice myself. Isn't that shameful that our Government treats us that way. Thank you for giving all you can to all of your endeavors after your service.

#94 BBQ&Beer

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:41 PM

not pro sports that is for sure.

Why not? Please be specific.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:00 PM

Dear Mrs. Fujiata,
The NFL is a business, not a charity organization for people who like sunshine, rainbows, ponies, and ice cream. Your husband has made more money in his career than most Americans will make in their lifetime. Please stfu. Thank you.