Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Wolf, Aug 28, 2011.
I hope it is tongue-in-cheek, cause fantasy directly and indirectly = money in his pocket.
Nothing wrong with the man speaking about people who see him only as a piece of meat.
I don't see it as knocking FF in general. Just those fans who are only concerned about his injury because of FF. One of the drawbacks of Twitter is nuance. As a reader, you're left to determine intent and tone. One of the reasons that I don't go to Twitter much.
I don't even have a twitter account
You can kinda see where Foster's coming from, but everyone is "sick" in that business... It's not about how you are, it's how you effect the team, whether it be a fantasy team or actual football team...
I've never tweeted. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Arian showing a bit of immaturity or lack of discernment there.
He wastes Internet ink to call certain people "sick."
I like to watch movies because the acting and the plot make me interested in the movie itself. I don't like Matt Damon's politics, nor Sean Penn's either, for example, but I like to watch movies they are in (Mystic River, Bourne Identity, etc.) If I see Matt Damon get a pie in the face by a random hater, I chuckle. Does that make me "sick" to see Matt Damon get one to the kisser? Nope.
Arian needs to realize that he can't be the Thought Police and project his own morals onto random fans out there. He exists as entertainment, for those watching (us, for example) and those who draft him in FFLs. It's only natural that FFL players are going to wring their hands and deliberate over his status.
This is where Twitter, to me, is a bit dangerous. Like Lucky said, this era of social media is tricky. It's like being able to say whatever you want but people get to interpret it how they want. In the end, what you say on social media can be disastrous of you handled wrongly...even on accident.
This is why I firmly believe that NFL teams are going to have to come out with some sort of policy that is written into a player's contract and enforced through payroll deductions and/or suspensions without pay, etc. If teams are not already planning to hire Social Media Coaches, and implementing the plan by holding mini-seminars within team facilities for all players to attend on a mandatory basis, they should be. It's a new element, a new dimension, added on top of everybody's shoulders...and it could have negative fallout if a player botches it in the heat of the moment.
I don't tweet either, and probably never will. I totally agree with his opinion of the fantasy football crowd, irrespective of "nuance and tone".
As for his hamstring . . .
Well, considering your age...I'd say your attitude/opinion about Twitter and FFL is rooted in your generation's ideals.
There'll come a day in 20 years when I find the newest "thing" to be absurd or shallow, too, I'm sure.
It goes without saying, right?
Arian can be something special if he doesn't let his mental image of himself get in the way. That's what I sometimes think about: Could Arian Foster someday lose touch with the sense of reality that's around him...to the point that he throws his hands up and tells "the system" to eff off?
Too much attention given to introspection can make a person lose touch with the world around him. At the end of the day, we're all breathing the same oxygen, taking the same Advil, eating the same foods, etc. He's coming off a bit preachy and a bit "above the crowd" for my taste. Which is fine, until he takes it to an extreme and tries to find the limits of it.
Yada, yada, yada....
I really think the guy was kidding. He constantly is saying stuff tongue-in-cheek, and I think this is another one of those instances.
Colin Cowherd on his twitter:
'We really do care about you as a human too. Um,now about that hammy?
Arian's reply on twitter:
Did you want to be a critic as a child? Or did your dreams die with your humility? RT @ESPN_Colin
Nice response Arian
He wasn't being tongue and cheek. The injury is really upsetting him, and he's finding the fantasy football impact to be irritating.
If you've read interviews with Foster, you can see signs that he is an emotional guy who consciously tries to remain cool and zen about everything. He's also young and idealistic, so he'll have a tendency to see things in black and white.
That is why I don't play fantasy football as much anymore, it is too hard to balance that with actually caring about the players you root for! Nice response by Foster though.
Wow. You have quite an opinion on this. I didn't see anything wrong with what he twatted. It certainly isn't scandalous and I doubt he gets a visit with Goodell over it.
It's an immature response. Cowherd, media, and everyone else is justified in asking a professional athlete about his injury. Real football and fantasy are a business. Welcome to the big leagues, kid.
We all see him as a piece of meat.
some of us are concerned for our fantasy team.
some of us are concerned about our favorite franchise.
some of us are concerned about marketing opportunities.
Very few of us are worried about him as a person.
I think what he said went right over your head. Just throwing that out there. He was defending himself as a professional athlete, and not downing Cowherd.
Very good posting here. We care about players/entertainers/public figure based on what they can do for us. Nothing more, nothing less.
Which is why I don't understand why fans get mad at players for holding out or when they make other unpopular monetary decisions.
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