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Old 11-08-2013   #254
Double Barrel
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Default Re: For Cam Cleeland, hazing incident altered his NFL career and life

Damn, with "friends" like that, who needs enemies, 'eh?

I'm so tired of hearing these athlete entertainers talk about "going to war" (constantly mentioned on the radio and NFLN/ESPN).

Tell that to one of the many wounded warriors (real warriors) at the VA. Go up to them and tell them how a game you get paid millions to play is WAR. Yeah, tell them about your little war as they rehab lost limbs and broken psyches from real war in some god-forsaken hellhole like Afghanistan or Iraq.

Some of these pampered athletes need perspective. Many get it, but the whole war metaphor is tired and overused. You play a freakin' game, dudes, and are well paid to be our entertainers. You are not warriors. You are players, and nothing you do on the field and locker-room can justify treating another player with such contempt and abuse.

Hell, our nation's real warriors treat actual enemies with more respect than some of this player-on-player stuff.
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