Originally Posted by MojoMan
I don't really understand the hatred and animosity towards Vince Young here. If he was ripped off by this guy, that is a tragedy and not something that anyone should want to celebrate.
Where does this kind of an attitude come from I wonder? Maybe envy, if we get right to the heart of the matter? Maybe just a perverse group thrill that some people seem to get from kicking a guy when he is down?
I understand that Vince Young did not live up to the hype that surrounded him and that the money he was paid appeared to exceed his productivity on the field. But truth be told, his contract was a function of where he was picked in the draft. The Titans picked him #3 in the 2006 draft by choice. Nobody made them do it. In fact, nobody was forced to have Vince Young on their team at all. The contract that Vince Young was paid under had two signatures on it, not just one.
This is a sad story that I hope is not yet over. To the extent that Vince squandered his wealth, that is a cautionary tale that seems to be told far too often regarding former athletes. To the extent that Vince was ripped off, I hope he gets his money back and the criminals who robbed him are put in prison for a long time.
I don't know that Vince Young himself (the person) is hated so much. It's everything else.
1.) Bud Adams forced his staff to draft Vince Young as a bird flip to the city of Houston for starters. The first thing he did after he drafted Vince was to bring him back to Houston and parade him around town as an "in your face" I have your hometown hero.
2.) Hordes of "fans" start hating the Texans for not drafting Vince. Hundreds maybe more start showing up to Reliant wearing Titans jerseys demonstrating their hate for the Texans and their love for Vince. Disregarding that he is playing for that evil guy that took our team away from us in the first place.
3.) Vince wins an OT game against the Texans and starts running around Reliant mouthing "this is my house!" to the glee of his retarded fanboys.
4.) In Austin, they start showing Titans games instead of Texans games as a result of all of this. In Austin for a couple of seasons one was seriously hated on for being a Texans fan because of Vince. I can't recall how many times I was called an "NFL Aggy" for being a Texans fan.
5.) Vince starts his downward spiral and his fanboys come up with the most absurd excuses blaming everyone and their mom but not Vince himself. Most can be found here http://www.shaggybevo.com/board/show...se-Vince-Young
Do you really have to ask why there is so much animosity against Vince Young on a Texans board?