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Old 03-21-2011, 11:23 AM   #36
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Default Re: Mendenhall backs Peterson's 'slave' comment

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Originally Posted by harts View Post
nfl combine is really a modern day auction block if you look at it.
the players get up there they are measured, weighed, pulled, and prodded like animals and then they are "drafted" based on those numbers

looks like a parallel to me

players are also bought/sold/discarded at the wishes of the teams.

yes they make millions (Some of them) - cheered and loved (until they switch teams or make mistakes that cost games)

parallels?
absolutely

understanding and sympathy towards those parallels by the general public?
probably not gonna happen
Ridiculous. There are no parallels to be made between the two. Playing in the NFL = completely voluntary, and remunerated quite handsomely. Slavery = completely involuntary and unpaid. Get it?
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