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Hookem Horns
03-29-2011, 04:10 PM
Its modern-day slavery, you know? Peterson said.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/15/adrian-peterson-lashes-out-at-nfl-owners/

:toropalm:

Texecutioner
03-29-2011, 04:14 PM
And it's stuff like this that makes me think the players are more deserving of a drastic pay cut. They've got no idea how great they've had it, and comparing themselves to slaves is just disrespectful to real slaves before them and to current slaves that don't make a dime while NFL players are all rich.

Dread-Head
03-29-2011, 04:17 PM
If that's slavery...then ENSLAVE my BLAGG-AZZ!

cuppacoffee
03-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Does Adrian know that he can just walk away, real slaves can't.

Just walk away and find a job where you don't feel like a slave.

What a douche.

:coffee:

El Tejano
03-29-2011, 04:24 PM
If that's slavery...then ENSLAVE my BLAGG-AZZ!

Ha Ha Ha!!! And my brown nalgas too!!!

This is why I don't get mad at dudes when they say it so demanding because demanding job and slavery are two very opposite things.

Dutchrudder
03-29-2011, 04:24 PM
And it's stuff like this that makes me think the players are more deserving of a drastic pay cut. They've got no idea how great they've had it, and comparing themselves to slaves is just disrespectful to real slaves before them and to current slaves that don't make a dime while NFL players are all rich.

He alone certainly doesn't represent the other couple thousand football players. Not all of them are like that, so there's no reason to generalize their entire side of the labor argument based on AP's comments.

Ole Miss Texan
03-29-2011, 04:28 PM
I don't want this to sound or come off the wrong way but I've often thought about this. At the end of the day the NFL (each franchise) is a business. You have your Owner/CEO and he's paying others to provide the service or make the product. I do think NFL players can be treated or viewed as a commodity at times when thinking the ability to trade one asset for another. That's really the difference between the NFL and any other business out there. A typical employee can say "I quit" but depending on the industry they may be restricted to non-compete clauses... NFL players have a harder time doing that. If they say "I quit" they're free to work in any other industry they can find a job.

chicagotexan2
03-29-2011, 04:44 PM
If that's slavery...then ENSLAVE my BLAGG-AZZ!

I know whites had black slaves, but will also take Mexican landscapers. If so, I'm in.

Hagar
03-29-2011, 08:27 PM
I do think NFL players can be treated or viewed as a commodity at times when thinking the ability to trade one asset for another. That's really the difference between the NFL and any other business out there.
That's true to an extent. I have several friends who work in the construction for Bechtel. Like the NFL, Bechtel pays really, really well. And, like the NFL, when the project is over, you move on to the next one, no matter where it may be. Some jobs are here in the states, some are international but almost all of them are somewhere else other than home.

The players knew what they were getting into when they put themselves up for the draft and this is nowhere near slavery.

TimeKiller
03-29-2011, 08:31 PM
I'm waiting for a white player to say this...

Hervoyel
03-31-2011, 11:38 PM
I had no idea Adrian Peterson was this stupid. I mean, it's not like I had some mental picture of him cranking out calculus in the off-season or working on his comprehensive 22 volume "History of Human Achievement" study but I thought he was of average intelligence.

Reading this I am surprised to learn that he's a complete imbecile.

Comments like this make me think the NFL owners should pay out all remaining contracts and institute a standardized wage scale for all players topping out at $250,000 per year or something. Just put it out there and pay whoever will play that money to play for their teams. Completely eviscerate the players and make labor costs a non-factor forever. At this point the NFL is THE NFL. If all their best players bolted to another league I'm still not convinced that the NFL wouldn't still hold their ground putting whoever would sign for that kind of money on the field.

gtexan02
04-01-2011, 12:21 AM
I had no idea Adrian Peterson was this stupid. I mean, it's not like I had some mental picture of him cranking out calculus in the off-season or working on his comprehensive 22 volume "History of Human Achievement" study but I thought he was of average intelligence.

Reading this I am surprised to learn that he's a complete imbecile.

Comments like this make me think the NFL owners should pay out all remaining contracts and institute a standardized wage scale for all players topping out at $250,000 per year or something. Just put it out there and pay whoever will play that money to play for their teams. Completely eviscerate the players and make labor costs a non-factor forever. At this point the NFL is THE NFL. If all their best players bolted to another league I'm still not convinced that the NFL wouldn't still hold their ground putting whoever would sign for that kind of money on the field.



I have to agree with you. Other than the top 10% of players, I think that the difference between the majority of NFL players and the guys sitting at home who got cut from the practice squad and are now earning minimum wage is coaching, motivation, opportunity.


THE Nfl is marketing first and foremost. If coke changed flavors and the "real" coke flavor went into RC cola you know what most consumers would buy? Coke. Because its coke.

Cowboys fans aren't going to start cheering for the dallas tornados or something just because Tony Romo is the QB.

Wolf6151
04-01-2011, 06:31 AM
At the bottom of the article it says that this was originally a Yahoo story. Does anyone have the link to the original Yahoo article?

Nevermind I found it. Here's the Yahoo article, it's #2 on their list.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Am0h0pL_pa1Yeb0vCfWY6qBDubYF?slug=jc-cole_dumbest_things_said_during_the_lockout_033011

CloakNNNdagger
04-01-2011, 08:32 AM
From Rotoworld (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=NFL&id=4053&line=202349&spln=1).

Free agent RB Patrick Cobbs is latest player to support Adrian Peterson's comments comparing the NFL to "modern-day slavery."
"I wouldn't say slave. But we are at the mercy of [owners]," Cobbs said. "Obviously, we all love to play the game. But I think at times we are slaves. They tell us to jump and we jump. ... I can see where [Peterson] is coming from. So that's like slaves. But we're not slaves because we get paid pretty well to do it." This preposterous message has been so consistent that it suggests NFLPA leaders have indoctrinated all members with the propaganda.

gtexan02
04-01-2011, 08:45 AM
My boss tells me to do something, and then I do it. Ipso facto I am a slave?

Dread-Head
04-01-2011, 09:31 AM
My boss tells me to do something, and then I do it. Ipso facto I am a slave?


You damn right boy! Now you best get in your Ferarri and go back to your mansion! And because you don't know your place...you only get the Chateau la fite Rothschild 72! And you're gonna drink that off year...until you learn some respect!

IDEXAN
04-01-2011, 09:45 AM
"I wouldn't say slave. But we are at the mercy of [owners]," Cobbs said.
-----from the C'D post above
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All I can say is welcome to the real world dumb-azz. That's what just about
everybody has to do, say "how high" when their boss tells them to jump. Go tryout for the Canadian football league if you don't like the NFL.

Doppelganger
04-01-2011, 08:57 PM
"I wouldn't say slave. But we are at the mercy of [owners]," Cobbs said.
-----from the C'D post above
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All I can say is welcome to the real world dumb-azz. That's what just about
everybody has to do, say "how high" when their boss tells them to jump. Go tryout for the Canadian football league if you don't like the NFL.

Or better yet, be grateful your talent allows you to make far more money than the average person. For most of the NFL players, if they didn't have football, they would be flipping burgers at McDonalds. They have no other marketable skills outside of football.

JPPT1974
04-01-2011, 09:33 PM
Players overlook those of us that are striving to put food on the table while making ends meet. Those that don't have jobs and those that have jobs cut back. It is really hard to find also a job, that you love to go to and come home from.

Also, those that throw their money away, really it is because of bad management on their money. Or their agents/managers have run off with the money.

Adrian needs to see people that aren't as fortunate as he is. He and other players need to be in our shoes. :foottap:

DBCooper
04-06-2011, 09:42 AM
If that's slavery...then ENSLAVE my BLAGG-AZZ!

Throw this pasty-white ass in too!

gwallaia
04-06-2011, 09:50 AM
Hervoyel's suggestion of a $250,000 cap for all players is a good idea.

Most NFL players are not smart enough or responsible enough to be rich.

The1ApplePie
04-06-2011, 11:49 AM
My boss tells me to do something, and then I do it. Ipso facto I am a slave?

No, your like me.

We are just damn dirty serfs:toropalm:

Blake
04-06-2011, 12:11 PM
I think this wins the award for most ignorant statement of the year. And its only April.

GlassHalfFull
04-06-2011, 02:05 PM
Hervoyel's suggestion of a $250,000 cap for all players is a good idea.

Most NFL players are not smart enough or responsible enough to be rich.

That wouldn't even come close to covering Dez's bling bill. :wadepalm:

gary
04-06-2011, 02:48 PM
Knock off of this back and fourth business and sit down like real men and this goes for the NFL too. I don't want to hear cheap shots from either side untill a deal is agreed upon. It is sad and useless that a bunch of guys in one room whom neither side is really hurting for money are having hard time hammering out a deal.

HJam72
04-06-2011, 04:56 PM
I don't really care as long as Andre hits somebody. :worldpeace:

rmartin65
04-06-2011, 05:21 PM
Idiyot. If I got paid millions of dollars (hell, hundreds of thousands even) to play a game, the last thing I would be doing is be bitching about my job.

gary
04-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Just shutup and get back with me when something major happens.