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Old 01-09-2013, 02:54 AM   #111
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huh.........didnt realize slaves made millions of dollars
Or only "worked" for 3-4 months a year.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:06 AM   #112
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Default Re: Mendenhall backs Peterson's 'slave' comment

Difference between the two is that Adrian would have escaped, Rashard would have been caught 2 yards after he ran and been branded with a small 'R' on his right cheek.

Thankfully, Rashard Unchained will be playing in Pittsburgh soon.
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Crap like is one of the many reasons I would be surprised to see Mendenhall stay in Pittsburgh.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #114
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holy threadbump, batman!

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Difference between the two is that Adrian would have escaped, Rashard would have been caught 2 yards after he ran and been branded with a small 'R' on his right cheek.

Thankfully, Rashard Unchained will be playing in Pittsburgh soon.
thats great!
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #115
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Default Re: Mendenhall backs Peterson's 'slave' comment

I don't think salary alone is enough to denunk someone's claims that they are being treated badly by an employer. It is possible to be getting paid millions of dollars, but still be treated poorly or be given the "short end of the stick".

Lets face it-- we all make more money than SOMEBODY out there. Keep that in mind the next time you complain about your boss or complain abour your working conditions-- a less fortunate person will see you in the same light as you are now seeing Mendenhall in.

"Slavery!?!?!?!-- But he makes $50k a year! What is he complaining about?!?!?"

Again, lets be honest. Professional football players basically are the equivalent of yesterday's gladiators/slave warriors. They go into the arena to get maimed, injured, and broken, purely for the entertainment of the screaming masses, for lack of better opportunities in life. They are issued a "stall" where they keep their battlearmor (locker). They are bought and sold by the owners, as if they are thoroughbreds. They are celebrated as long as they keep the bloodthirsty masses screaming in howls of lust and fury-- the moment they show a drop-off in performance or lack of ability to get the frothing masses worked up, they get shown the door.

NFL players have very little control over their own destiny. They are slaves-- albeit well-compensated ones.
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holy threadbump, batman!



thats great!
I guess when they sell the action figure, it'll say "Own your own Rashard!" and "Broomhilda Sold Separately"
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Difference between the two is that Adrian would have escaped, Rashard would have been caught 2 yards after he ran and been branded with a small 'R' on his right cheek.

Thankfully, Rashard Unchained will be playing in Pittsburgh soon.
Now, THAT was awesome!!!

FYI: I heard that Gilbert was reprising the role of the dog, and his teammates' knees were playing the role of D'Artagnan.
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Or only "worked" for 3-4 months a year.

The slave comment is idiotic but this isn't much better. Players get paid for their abilities. Retaining the abilities and the bodies to maximize them is real work.
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I don't think salary alone is enough to denunk someone's claims that they are being treated badly by an employer. It is possible to be getting paid millions of dollars, but still be treated poorly or be given the "short end of the stick".

Lets face it-- we all make more money than SOMEBODY out there. Keep that in mind the next time you complain about your boss or complain abour your working conditions-- a less fortunate person will see you in the same light as you are now seeing Mendenhall in.

"Slavery!?!?!?!-- But he makes $50k a year! What is he complaining about?!?!?"

Again, lets be honest. Professional football players basically are the equivalent of yesterday's gladiators/slave warriors. They go into the arena to get maimed, injured, and broken, purely for the entertainment of the screaming masses, for lack of better opportunities in life. They are issued a "stall" where they keep their battlearmor (locker). They are bought and sold by the owners, as if they are thoroughbreds. They are celebrated as long as they keep the bloodthirsty masses screaming in howls of lust and fury-- the moment they show a drop-off in performance or lack of ability to get the frothing masses worked up, they get shown the door.

NFL players have very little control over their own destiny. They are slaves-- albeit well-compensated ones.
You're forgetting one important fact, real slaves had no choice in the matter, NFL players can simply quit the game any time they want. If Mendenhall would be more happy stacking shelves at Wal-Mart, then he can quit football and go do that. No one is making him play football, it is his choice of profession and he can leave it any time he likes.
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The slave comment is idiotic but this isn't much better. Players get paid for their abilities. Retaining the abilities and the bodies to maximize them is real work.
Of course, some retain their bodies better than others.

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