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#31 party_animal

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

Yes these athletes know nothing about sacrifice, they didnt work hard to get where they are at. Me punching the clock at Home Depot every day is more American/patriotic than Team USA winning gold medals in front of hostile crowds in China with millions booing and cheering against them. Winning gold medals is easy and not important. Any American can do what they do. I betcha D Wade and LeBron couldnt punch a clock like me. Plus they get paid for the Olympics, so they owe us! Derp!


I don't punch a clock at Home Depot, KT. No, I go all over the world to protect your freedom to sit here and spew racist idealogy and bigotry over the internet. That's kind of a catch 22 with my job. I don't like what you say but, between the two of us I'm the only one that's man enough to defend your right to be this way. These basketball players worked hard to play a game. They don't have to sacrifice missing the first six months of their daughter's life because, they're trying to earn a paycheck. They're not heroic, they play games for a living. Whether it be football, basketball, hockey, soccer, or golf. It doesn't matter. A player that complains about money for any purpose is a player that doesn't understand what it's like to truly sacrifice anything. I don't agree with what Dwayne Wade has said. If he's asked to represent his country in a game of basketball he should be honored to do so. At least he doens't have to worry about IEDs on the basketball court.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Disagree. They're playing a game. They don't know anything about sacrifice or representing your country. KT before you come out and say something about how they're more patriotic than me you need to take into consideration that I represent this country every day. I have sacrificed more than they ever will for this country and get paid peanuts compared to them. They're not folk heros, they're athletes. They are paid to play a game and they are paid very well.


Exactly.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

Disagree. They're playing a game. They don't know anything about sacrifice or representing your country. KT before you come out and say something about how they're more patriotic than me you need to take into consideration that I represent this country every day. I have sacrificed more than they ever will for this country and get paid peanuts compared to them. They're not folk heros, they're athletes. They are paid to play a game and they are paid very well.


Exactly.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

So many people look to slam most NBA players any chance they get.... I wonder why those who fit into that category even watch or follow the game?

I wonder the same thing, also.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

Hey KT, why don't you come back and question my patriotism again? B) I want to hear you talk about how these people have done more of a service to this country than me, when I punch in my time card at Home Depot Kabul.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

So many people look to slam most NBA players any chance they get.... I wonder why those who fit into that category even watch or follow the game?


Doesn't everyone bash players on the opposing teams? That's part of being a sports fan.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

I don't punch a clock at Home Depot, KT. No, I go all over the world to protect your freedom to sit here and spew racist idealogy and bigotry over the internet. That's kind of a catch 22 with my job. I don't like what you say but, between the two of us I'm the only one that's man enough to defend your right to be this way. These basketball players worked hard to play a game. They don't have to sacrifice missing the first six months of their daughter's life because, they're trying to earn a paycheck. They're not heroic, they play games for a living. Whether it be football, basketball, hockey, soccer, or golf. It doesn't matter. A player that complains about money for any purpose is a player that doesn't understand what it's like to truly sacrifice anything. I don't agree with what Dwayne Wade has said. If he's asked to represent his country in a game of basketball he should be honored to do so. At least he doens't have to worry about IEDs on the basketball court.


115% agree.
And thank you party_animal for your sacrifice.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Party Animal you chose to be in the military no one forced you. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and stop hating on and resenting on fellow Americans that are more patriotic, more successful, and more celebrated than you'll ever be. Has the President ever paid to watch you do your job? I hate people who think the service they chose to do makes them morally superior to other Americans. Sounds pretty un-american to me.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

Party Animal you chose to be in the military no one forced you. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and stop hating on and resenting on fellow Americans that are more patriotic, more successful, and more celebrated than you'll ever be. Has the President ever paid to watch you do your job? I hate people who think the service they chose to do makes them morally superior to other Americans. Sounds pretty un-american to me.


So you think Olympic athletes are more patriotic than members of the military?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

Not necessarily. But people who choose to join the military are doing so on their own accord. This notion they are owed something is laughable. I know people who served in the military that became criminals and fugups later in life. But since they served, PartyAnimal will tell you they are morally superior to TeamUSA and us ungrateful civilians. They put their pants legs on one at atime just like I do. If PartyAnimal really loved his country he wouldnt get off on hating on our athletes who rep us in London this summer. Wonder if he wants us to lose.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

If they got paid to play, who cares other than stupid people?

Find something better to worry about.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

If they got paid to play, who cares other than stupid people?

Find something better to worry about.


Then why even have a sports forum? If we should only debate the most important topics perhaps we should delete the Charlotte Bobcats section and replace it with the 'world famine' section.

Also as a tax payer it'd be important to know who was paying them - if they're being paid with tax dollars only a stupid person wouldn't care.

After both Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade publicly supported the perfectly-reasonable idea that NBA players should get a cut of the massive revenues that they help generate at the Olympics and other international competitions, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo was forced to deal with the issue, and explained why the folks holding the purse strings aren’t so excited about sharing the dough with the players. From USA Today: “At the heart of the matter, Colangelo said there is no extra money. ‘All of the money that is generated from our participation and the competitions the senior teams participate in in effect subsidizes and pays for the entire U.S. Olympic (basketball) programs and that includes all of the junior programs where most of these players came from,’ Colangelo said. ‘Most of them all started there, men and women. When I took over the program in 2005, they were in a terrible losing situation financially,’ Colangelo said. ‘During the next four years, I quadrupled the revenue, but that only brought us to break even. That covers all of the expenses for the men, women, boys and girls, all the way down. We sell sponsorship, sell tickets to exhibition games. Another reality is, most of the players, and in fact until this comment today, I would have said 100% of them, understand that there’s some great value to them individually for participating if they so choose to,’ Colangelo said. He rattled off those advantages which possibly include financial gains through endorsements. ‘The opportunity to represent your country is a privilege without anything further said, that’s No. 1,’ Colangelo said. ‘No. 2, the experience broadens individuals in every regard and every respect because you experience things you would not have under any other circumstance — the travel, the people you meet. Thirdly, the brand. We will live in a global economy. All of our players have shoe contracts and apparel contracts and they’re little mini-business onto themselves and in some cases, they’re not mini-businesses, they’re quite substantial. Participation is a privilege that gives their brands a great impetus and most of them really, truly understand that.’”


How else would they be paid? Should they end the junior programs? If some third party wants to pay them, I couldn't care less, but if it's going to be destructive to the Olympic program as a whole or if it becomes a tax burden, I certainly care.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Party Animal you chose to be in the military no one forced you. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and stop hating on and resenting on fellow Americans that are more patriotic, more successful, and more celebrated than you'll ever be. Has the President ever paid to watch you do your job? I hate people who think the service they chose to do makes them morally superior to other Americans. Sounds pretty un-american to me.


Hope you go to hell for saying some stupid ****

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

Not necessarily. But people who choose to join the military are doing so on their own accord. This notion they are owed something is laughable. I know people who served in the military that became criminals and fugups later in life. But since they served, PartyAnimal will tell you they are morally superior to TeamUSA and us ungrateful civilians. They put their pants legs on one at atime just like I do. If PartyAnimal really loved his country he wouldnt get off on hating on our athletes who rep us in London this summer. Wonder if he wants us to lose.


I have sacrificed more for my country than you ever will. Fact.

You are a disrespectful piece of poo that has his priorities all fuged up. I don't think that I'm better than anyone else. I merely offered you perspective that someone who complains about not getting played to play few basketball games for the country, doesn't know anything about sacrifice. Fact.

I don't care who you know who served in the military. That's not a representation of everyone in the military by any stretch of the imagination. But then again, you're the type of person that will call everyone else a racist while you spout bigotry of your own all over the place. Then, whenever you get called out for it you will try to take things to a lower level. Then, when you get called out for that you'll end up locking the thread and saying someone else was trolling.

Hey KT, I believe in my country and it's values. I believe so much that I defend my rights and yours. I have been in war zones and in situations that you can never comprehend. When was the last time you felt so strongly about something that you actually sacrificed in that way? Oh that's right, never. Your fat ass sits behind a computer and trolls people for no reason whatsoever. You don't know about true dedication to a cause, belief, or idea.

Criticize me again for what I do. It just shows exactly what kind of character you have.

That's YOU KT. That's not everyone on this forum. Just you along with your disrespect, hypocrisy, and lies. So, I want to make that completely clear.

Party Animal you chose to be in the military no one forced you. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, and stop hating on and resenting on fellow Americans that are more patriotic, more successful, and more celebrated than you'll ever be. Has the President ever paid to watch you do your job? I hate people who think the service they chose to do makes them morally superior to other Americans. Sounds pretty un-american to me.


Nobody forced them to play for Team USA. They chose to accept the invitations and if they choose to accept them again, they're doing so on their own accord. A basketball player is not more patriotic than anyone in the service. You're completely stupid for even remotely suggesting that. If you want to make that arguement, I can bring it up to Dwayne Wade himself on twitter. We'll see what he has to say about it because, I'm sure he'll disagree with the bullshit you just spewed all over this forum.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

I thought they were technically considered "amateurs" so that's a reason why they weren't paid. I might be off but I feel like I remember that from somewhere.


I learned this in my SMGT class and you are right...

The games were invented to only be played by amateurs however it obviously didn't stay that way. No pay is a result of these players technically speaking being amateurs while they are Olympians.


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