Reggie Bush--Last Man Standing

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Approximately 20% of symptomatic hamstring injuries are free of positive MRI findings. Once there are positive MRI findings (as was the case for Bush), even more minor ones, prognosis changes. In professional sports these hamstring injuries have a high incidence of recurrence which makes it one of the most frustrating for players, coaches, treating doctors and physiotherapists. A recurrence rate of approximately 30% can be expected over a 2 year period for athletes such as football, soccer and rugby players, as well as sprinters. Most occur within the 1st two weeks back to full activity, and most of the remainder within the next few months. I would dare say that even though Mario is said to have toe problems, for a juging running back/speedster like Bush to have such an injury which was sustained during simple stretching “warm-up” exercises (this was confirmed by a report given to me through a source with the Saints), his long term future “superstar” status can be seriously questioned. This can easily account for his turnabout from “whatever it takes” [get the deal done prior to training camp] to “We have to have a fair offer.” In fact, it is believed that “Bush will seek a deal that approximates, and perhaps in some ways surpasses, the six-year, $54 million contract that the Houston Texans awarded defensive end Mario Williams, the draft's top pick.” I.E., INJURY = Take the money and “RUN.”
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2453476

    The Saints may soon find themselves to have been doubly “Bush-whacked.” It is still to be determined, but our choice of Mario is looking better and better.
     
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    What a joke. He obviously thinks he's better than Mario. Hopefully Mario's stats this year will speak for themselves.

    That's a good one, and hopefully you're right. I don't think we need that to happen for the Mario pick to look good.
     
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    OFF TOPIC! Not sure my old ticker can take such a shock!! BUT, I do believe our old pal CNNND FINALLY got back from his honeymoon!!:love: (lasted over a year too!!!):rolleyes:

    Nice to see ya back Doc!! You have been missed by some of us oldtimers!!
     
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    Missed by an enemy lurker too!

    By the way, now you have me thinking about LenDale White's hammy.
     
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    Poor Bush, he won't be able to give away his 25% take on his #5 Jersey.........Don't you hate when you lose a source of good tax deduction......especially in a state with 8% income tax. To think of it, even if Bush pushes the greed factor in his contract negotiations, he is likely to take home significantly less than Mario (0% income tax)........and family attornies are very expensive these days.:rolleyes:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/05/23/bc.fbn.bush.number.ap/
     
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    Thanks,

    It's good to be back with all my old friends.
     
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    Bush has said he will still donate 25% of his proceeds to hurrican victims, not sure why he can't donate all of it since he'll likely be getting a $50 million+ contract and all kinds of other endorsements, either way I doubt him having #25 instead of #5 will impact his jersey sales. I also don't think Mario's toe problem is anything to worry about, it didn't sound serious when I asked an acquaintance of mine with the Texans about it.
     
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    An excerpt from today's SI article:

    In mid-May, Bush virtually ruled out a holdout. "I told my agent I want to be here in camp on time, whatever it takes," Bush told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. . "I don't want to get caught up in holdouts or things like that."

    Then this week, Bush came out with a verbal shift as nifty as one of his football moves. While reiterating his desire to attend camp on time, Bush told ESPN's Len Pasquarelli: "[Agent Joel Segal] knows we have to have a fair offer, one that meets our expectations."

    I'm willing to bet that the Saints' definition of fair won't mesh with Bush's expectations. After coming tantalizingly close to being the top pick, Bush probably wants at least the same amount as No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams, who signed a six-year, $54 million deal, which included about $26 million in guarantees, with the Texans.

    I can't fault Bush for wanting top dollar. He has drawn comparisons to Gale Sayers and been trumpeted as New Orleans' ostensible savior. Franchise Saints don't come cheaply. But if New Orleans' proposal is only slightly less than what Williams got, Bush should sign ASAP.

    Hurricane Katrina has caused the population of the city of New Orleans to plummet, reportedly by more than half, to about 200,000. And Bush squabbling over money in a city where many residents live in poverty will threaten the lovefest between him and his fans. Bush's image, besmirched in some eyes by his parents' housing brouhaha, would risk taking another blow. (One thing that could work in Bush's favor, though, is owner Tom Benson's reputation for being frugal. Benson has been reviled in New Orleans since reports came out last year that he wanted to move the franchise to San Antonio. If Bush holds out, fans might just blame Benson first.)
     


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    The FBI has gotten involved. Even though the investigation is said to be directed towards the marketing agent company, facts of who knew what are bound to come out. I dare say that Bush's skeletons will be running rampant before it's all over. Between the criminal and the civil issues, Bush is bound to be tied up and distracted for a very long period of time. The Saints better tighten their seat belts, because the ride is gonna be pretty rough, and the end may not prove to be very pleasant. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/14709474.htm
     
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    Saints | Paperwork for lawsuit against R. Bush could be filed by late July
    Wed, 28 Jun 2006 19:24:24 -0700

    Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports Brian Watkins, who represents two investors of New Era Sports and Entertainment, intends to proceed with his lawsuit against New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush and his parents. Watkins claims Bush and his parents defrauded his clients of $300,000 in cash, start-up costs and back rent. Watkins contends that they backed out of an oral agreement in which Bush would have been the primary client of New Era Sports and Entertainment, the fledgling marketing agency whose investors included Michael Michaels and Lloyd Lake. Watkins said he hopes to file the paperwork for a lawsuit by the end of July. Bush's attorney, David Cornwell, told NFL Security in April that Bush was the target of an extortion attempt. Cornwell later said the FBI had opened an investigation into an alleged extortion attempt, but Watkins has said neither he nor his clients have been contacted by the FBI or NFL Security.
     
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    I posted the link to this story yesterday.
     
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    Sorry for not searching for anything about Reggie Bush in a post titled "Last man standing"...
     
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    He is better than Mario and he does deserve more money. He won the Heisman, he was the best player in College Football last year. Mario is just really athletic and has a lot of potential.

    So I don't blame him. Mario doesn't have any credentials other than #1 pick. Bush has been called by some as the best college football player of the past 20 years.
     
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    Bush was just drafted by the wrong organization if he's looking for #1 money.

    I think someone else said it thier signature. Bush reminds me of Dante Hall, he'll be a good KR. LOL
     
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    Thanks AT. The Wonderlic can't measure character nor heart. Give the Heisman to VY already. :homer:
     
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    Considering the fact that he won't even be the full time starter at RB, why in the world should he get that much money? Mario is atleast going to play every down so he can earn his contract.
     
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    That statements reminds me of MONARCH...and that's not a good thing...
     
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    I can see how that could happen.....thanks for adding the I.D. :ok:
     

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