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    N.F.L. Rant

    I am sitting here right now watching the Saints get spanked by Denver,Now the Saints offense has been descimated(sp) by injuries,several having occured in training camp and before.NOW,the way I see it a Pro ball player is basically a "self employed" sub-contractor,he has a service to offer ,sets a price,negotiates,signs a contract,and goes to work.Just like say,a painting contractor.

    Now,following along these lines (stick with me here),if I hire a painter to come paint my house,and he shows up,without paint,without,brushes,rollers etc.I am NOT going to pay him to sit in my lawn chair and watch traffic drive by.

    A pro atheletes tools are his BODY,if he shows up out of shape,injured ,etc.WHY is he still being paid gazillions of dollars to sit on the sidelines and watch a football game???

    Good work if you can get it I guess.

    Rant Over.

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    I have never understood why any athlete should get paid so much for playing a game for our enjoyment. Its a screwed up society in my book when athletes, actors, etc get paid wayyyyyy to much money and teachers, LEO, Firefighters, EMT's etc, get paid so little. Same goes that tax money should never be used to build or maintain any stadium and/or team.
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    Yea I agree. they should be a "10-99" contractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    I have never understood why any athlete should get paid so much for playing a game for our enjoyment. Its a screwed up society in my book when athletes, actors, etc get paid wayyyyyy to much money and teachers, LEO, Firefighters, EMT's etc, get paid so little. Same goes that tax money should never be used to build or maintain any stadium and/or team.
    If its any consolation, I don't understand it either.

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    Oh, no! Those actors and athletes are our Gods! We need to make sure that they and their environment are in tip top shape so that if something happens to them that they will be taken care of for the rest of their lives. Teachers, LEO, Firefighters, EMT's and our nations Military etc, are only here for our survival. They'll understand. We only need them when something bad happens. They are expendable.

    End of Sarcasm

    I absolutely hate it when members of society (the sheep) spew this crap above. Society as a whole needs to park this attitude and start supporting those in professions (the sheepdogs) that are enabling us to exist against whatever evil that the selfish dregs (wolves) wish to kill us off with. Or at least distribute the monies evenly. I realize that this will probably never happen, that I am probably beating a dead horse into the ground, but this is a pet peeve of mine.

    Contrary to public belief there are sheepdogs struggling to make ends meet due to this nonsense.

    So where do I fall into this group? Am I a sheep that has had his eyes opened, or am I the offspring of a sheepdog? (My dad was former LE) I, for damned sure, am not a wolf.

    I thank my lucky stars that my dad had the fortitude to get his family out of Los Angeles when he did and I sympathize with those that are still there fighting against this crap. Maybe thats one of the reasons why the cost of living is higher in the bigger cities because they are supporting these athletes and actors for entertainment purposes.


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