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(Yahoo)   Strolling through the Redskins' player parking lot, one sees a lot of luxury cars. Lexus, BMW, Porsche, Cadillac, and... hey, which one of you jokers is driving the '91 Mazda 626?   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 60
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2012-09-21 09:14:24 AM
Strolling through Fark, one sees a lot of witty headlines. Dog wants steak, no cure for cancer, smoking hot girl, C), and ....hey, which one of you jokers posted a bad link?
 
2012-09-21 09:15:09 AM
link

larrybrownsports.com

One at a time, ladies.
 
2012-09-21 09:15:18 AM
Link working now.
 
2012-09-21 09:16:17 AM

Moderator: Link working now.


You're the best, Moderator.
 
2012-09-21 09:18:14 AM
I would love to see this become a trend.
 
2012-09-21 09:20:43 AM

Lee's_Austin: I would love to see this become a trend.


Mazda shill?
 
2012-09-21 09:21:56 AM
He's awesome. At least in this way - he is awesome. I wonder if he wears the geek chic Urckle getup as well.

Are we witnessing the eventual decline of the gangsta?
 
2012-09-21 09:22:59 AM
ok, this guy is freaking awesome.
 
2012-09-21 09:23:12 AM
An athlete?

Living within his means?

...

Friggin' Mayans...
 
2012-09-21 09:23:19 AM

Lee's_Austin: I would love to see this become a trend.


Didn't Joe Flacco drive his grandma's 1980 Volvo for the first year? I remember hearing that the team finally did something to the car so he had to buy a new one.
 
2012-09-21 09:23:54 AM

Lee's_Austin: I would love to see this become a trend.


There's probably at least one guy on every team who drives a "beater" or what you and I would call a regular car. I've been to the Steelers practice facilities several times over the years and there's always at least one old ass car in the players parking.

Despite what you hear on Fark, not all NFL players are bad with their money or obsessed with rims and bling.
 
2012-09-21 09:24:05 AM

ShamWowofDamocles: Mazda shill?


Not a very good one, if he's trying to sell '91s.
 
2012-09-21 09:24:09 AM
Good for him. Eventually he can get a mid class luxury sedan, and maybe a fun convertible and that's it for cars. Buy a nice 3,000 square foot home and you're set. Invest the rest wisely.

Buying multiple 6-figure cars within a year is how the spiraling down to financial ruins.
 
2012-09-21 09:24:42 AM

FlashHarry: ok, this guy is freaking awesome.


Sad, isn't it? Living this way used to be common sense, but since our nation's economy runs off of debt, he is the exception to the rule.
 
2012-09-21 09:26:29 AM

hugram: Good for him. Eventually he can get a mid class luxury sedan, and maybe a fun convertible and that's it for cars. Buy a nice 3,000 square foot home and you're set. Invest the rest wisely.

Buying multiple 6-figure cars within a year is how the spiraling down to financial ruins.


And don't forget 13 million dollar "custom" homes that are only worth half that once they are built.
 
2012-09-21 09:26:35 AM

xtragrind: Lee's_Austin: I would love to see this become a trend.

Didn't Joe Flacco drive his grandma's 1980 Volvo for the first year? I remember hearing that the team finally did something to the car so he had to buy a new one.


Never heard of that but i'd believe it.
 
2012-09-21 09:28:09 AM
Now I'm even angrier that I didn't pick him up off waivers.
 
2012-09-21 09:28:18 AM

js34603: Lee's_Austin: I would love to see this become a trend.

There's probably at least one guy on every team who drives a "beater" or what you and I would call a regular car. I've been to the Steelers practice facilities several times over the years and there's always at least one old ass car in the players parking.

Despite what you hear on Fark, not all NFL players are bad with their money or obsessed with rims and bling.


No, but you'd think he'd be able to upgrade to a 1998 Accord or a 2001 Camry.

I wonder how much oil that thing burns?
 
2012-09-21 09:42:38 AM

thecpt: Now I'm even angrier that I didn't pick him up off waivers.


I got him the Saturday before his first game as a back-up to my back-up running back. This week with Forte being questionable, he is getting the start!
 
2012-09-21 09:53:38 AM
Guess which Redskin is in zero danger of being carjacked.
 
2012-09-21 09:57:58 AM
Some guys get it. I remember during spring training of his rookie year, Chris Sabo was still working at
McDonalds during camp. He drove his '76 Pinto the entire season, and won Rookie Of The Year.

AliceBToklasLives: Guess which Redskin is in zero danger of being carjacked.




There's a lot to be said for having nothing worth stealing
 
2012-09-21 09:59:11 AM
Hey Punters and Long snappers have to get to the game somehow
 
2012-09-21 09:59:56 AM

Moderator: Link working now.


I got over it.
 
2012-09-21 10:00:20 AM

ThaGravy: thecpt: Now I'm even angrier that I didn't pick him up off waivers.

I got him the Saturday before his first game as a back-up to my back-up running back. This week with Forte being questionable, he is getting the start!


I missed my draft, ended up with him. Makes perfect sense if you think about it - a random rookie back suddenly going nuts in the Shanahnninanigans system?

\of course, autodraft also gave me Donald Brown and Titus Young, neither of whom are on my team anymore, so it's not a perfect system
 
2012-09-21 10:04:50 AM
If I was one of the players, I'd have something like that as my everyday car. That way I could blend in better and might get some peace and quiet. Hey.. is that ____? Nah, he wouldn't be driving that...
 
2012-09-21 10:09:19 AM
Zoltan Mesko interned at an accounting firm during last year's lockout because he understands that punters will never be highly paid, and that his football career would end some day. Hot Punter

\Go Blue!
 
2012-09-21 10:14:03 AM

Kaiser Chieftess: Zoltan Mesko interned at an accounting firm during last year's lockout because he understands that punters will never be highly paid, and that his football career would end some day. Hot Punter

\Go Blue!


That was an awesome two paragraph article.
 
2012-09-21 10:16:15 AM

TheGreatGazoo: If I was one of the players, I'd have something like that as my everyday car. That way I could blend in better and might get some peace and quiet. Hey.. is that ____? Nah, he wouldn't be driving that...


And if some guy is a dick to you, you can amuse yourself by dinging the door of his super car, because hey another dent in a 1991 Mazda? No big deal.
 
2012-09-21 10:19:43 AM

ha-ha-guy: TheGreatGazoo: If I was one of the players, I'd have something like that as my everyday car. That way I could blend in better and might get some peace and quiet. Hey.. is that ____? Nah, he wouldn't be driving that...

And if some guy is a dick to you, you can amuse yourself by dinging the door of his super car, because hey another dent in a 1991 Mazda? No big deal.


I think the effect of making said dick piss his pants when said player gets out of the car would be worth it too. Especially if it was a D-lineman that got out of a '92 Corolla or something. (Not that D-linemen can fit in early 90s economy cars, but still.)
 
2012-09-21 10:22:33 AM

calm like a bomb: Kaiser Chieftess: Zoltan Mesko interned at an accounting firm during last year's lockout because he understands that punters will never be highly paid, and that his football career would end some day. Hot Punter

\Go Blue!

That was an awesome two paragraph article.


Sorry--it is an old story. Here's a better one without having to click "archived article" Link
 
2012-09-21 10:24:52 AM
Maybe he's smart enough to know that the majority of pro players are in bankruptcy within 5 years of leaving, and doesn't want to be one of them.
 
2012-09-21 10:26:22 AM
Yeah, But when Shane Falco drove a Ford to the Player lot it got turned over. Not once, but twice. And he still made it back to the boathouse to remove barnacles for his clients.
 
2012-09-21 10:40:09 AM
Well, considering he's playing on an undrafted rookie contract and, even if he plays out of his mind, will have nothing even remotely resembling a "set for life" contract for a few more years, this seems like the smart thing to do.
 
2012-09-21 10:51:24 AM

Super Chronic: Well, considering he's playing on an undrafted rookie contract and, even if he plays out of his mind, will have nothing even remotely resembling a "set for life" contract for a few more years, this seems like the smart thing to do.


He has a "four-year deal worth $2,223,100", so while true it isn't really "set for life" it is a decent chunk of change.

/Also, he was drafted in the 6th round
//Both of these tidbits are FTFA
 
2012-09-21 10:53:39 AM

Kaiser Chieftess: calm like a bomb: Kaiser Chieftess: Zoltan Mesko interned at an accounting firm during last year's lockout because he understands that punters will never be highly paid, and that his football career would end some day. Hot Punter

\Go Blue!

That was an awesome two paragraph article.

Sorry--it is an old story. Here's a better one without having to click "archived article" Link


Thanks. The "archived article" link is a 404. I wouldn't have brought the snark otherwise; I'm not quite that lazy.
 
2012-09-21 10:58:57 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Super Chronic: Well, considering he's playing on an undrafted rookie contract and, even if he plays out of his mind, will have nothing even remotely resembling a "set for life" contract for a few more years, this seems like the smart thing to do.

He has a "four-year deal worth $2,223,100", so while true it isn't really "set for life" it is a decent chunk of change.

/Also, he was drafted in the 6th round
//Both of these tidbits are FTFA


OK, my bad. I could have sworn had I read he was undrafted. As usual, I only RTFTPOTFA (read the first three paragraphs of the farking article).

Still, he's doing well to hold onto his money.
 
2012-09-21 11:16:34 AM
It has some sentimental value to it now.

Call me a sap, but when I got my truck, I traded in the family's old 1993 Caprice Classic. It was a sad moment because I looked at that car and thought about every trip I'd ever taken in it. A number of proms, a trip out west to Wyoming and South Dakota, trips to West Point, a drive to Hershey, PA for training, etc. A car that was in the family for 15 years, so it was like family.

I wonder if he drove it to the DC area or had it delivered. From his sentimentality I would wager the former. That would be a memorable trip right there: Ink your first NFL deal and drive your old beater to the new employer, the whole time spent in reflection. Destination, journey, all that jazz.

On my end, I am fortunate enough that I still see the old Caprice driving around town from time to time. She found a good home.

Hope they cleaned the back seat.
 
2012-09-21 11:17:00 AM
Smart kid, I appreciate that. Not a huge fan of the car, but mad respect for keeping his head screwed on straight.
 
2012-09-21 11:17:31 AM

Super Chronic: Well, considering he's playing on an undrafted rookie contract and, even if he plays out of his mind, will have nothing even remotely resembling a "set for life" contract for a few more years, this seems like the smart thing to do.


If he plays out of his mind, I'm sure that Eastern Motors will give him a new car for their next ad.
 
2012-09-21 11:19:01 AM

js34603: There's probably at least one guy on every team who drives a "beater" or what you and I would call a regular car. I've been to the Steelers practice facilities several times over the years and there's always at least one old ass car in the players parking.


There's a spot in Busch Stadium when you walk up the ramps behind home plate to get to the upper deck where you can see the players' parking lot. I always check it out, and have been amused by a few cars on several occasions:

White Rolls Phantom (team exec? Even dudes with big contracts generally don't wanna spend $400k on a car) parked next to a rusted out (to the point where I could tell it was rusted out from 1500 ft away) El Camino

A mid-90s NIssan Sentra parked between a Vette ZR1 and a Ferarri F430

One of those as-big-as-texas 70s Cadillacs (white) in a row of black Escalades (all black).

Also CSB: While it wasn't in the car lot, I was at a beer league kickball game with my wife and some of her friends, and a tinted out, obviously modified C6 Vette parks in the street next to the field. I notice it before it parks 'cuz it's noisy, so I'm looking at it when the driver gets out- and it's David Freese, At which point I realize he's driving his WS MVP car. He sits down, by himself, on a bench near the field. I walked
over, and asked "Uh, I'm sorry to bother you, but...what are you doing here? Do you know someone on the team?" (Again, this is beer league kickball in a public park.) He looked up and said "No, but I was out cruising around and it looked like you guys were having a good time, so I figured I'd check it out." I asked if that 'Vette was in fact his MVP car; he said "Yeah, and it's the nicest car I've ever owned. Sure as hell beats that old ass Honda I was driving. The other guys don't give me crap about it, either." I laughed and said that anyone who gives the WS MVP "crap" doesn't have their head on right, and he said "Sure, but all I have to do now is point at the car."

/end CSB
//probably one of the most down-to-earth athletes I've ever met
///I've met a goodly number, worked in a TV station sports dept in a previous life
 
2012-09-21 11:24:12 AM

TheGreatGazoo: If I was one of the players, I'd have something like that as my everyday car. That way I could blend in better and might get some peace and quiet. Hey.. is that ____? Nah, he wouldn't be driving that...


That's what Manny Ramirez did in Boston. I think it was an old brown Toyota, but yeah, if you saw that car go by with him in it, you wouldn't think twice about it.
 
2012-09-21 11:26:06 AM
Reminds me of the Mark Madsen's rookie year with the Lakers when Shaq would give him a bunch of crap for driving his mom's Isuzu minivan to practice.
 
2012-09-21 11:29:30 AM

grinding_journalist: js34603: There's probably at least one guy on every team who drives a "beater" or what you and I would call a regular car. I've been to the Steelers practice facilities several times over the years and there's always at least one old ass car in the players parking.

There's a spot in Busch Stadium when you walk up the ramps behind home plate to get to the upper deck where you can see the players' parking lot. I always check it out, and have been amused by a few cars on several occasions:

White Rolls Phantom (team exec? Even dudes with big contracts generally don't wanna spend $400k on a car)


That was Joe Buck's car.

(Seriously wouldn't doubt it)
 
2012-09-21 11:31:33 AM
I used to own a black one just like it. Total shiatbox. Max non drafting speed of 95 kph and died when you turned left too hard. Still loved her.

Every remembers their first.
 
2012-09-21 11:49:01 AM

Sergeant Crash: (Seriously wouldn't doubt it)


I bet you're right, AND I bet he just "drives it" and doesn't pay a dime to use it. Did the same thing with a $130k 760Li a few years ago after doing those BMW dealer ads out in west county.
 
2012-09-21 11:56:32 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: He has a "four-year deal worth $2,223,100", so while true it isn't really "set for life" it is a decent chunk of change.

/Also, he was drafted in the 6th round
//Both of these tidbits are FTFA


"Of that amount, only Morris' $123,100 signing bonus was guaranteed."

So he's got a little in the bank, but if he gets cut next week the checks stop rolling in.
 
2012-09-21 12:31:17 PM

calm like a bomb: Kaiser Chieftess: calm like a bomb: Kaiser Chieftess: Zoltan Mesko interned at an accounting firm during last year's lockout because he understands that punters will never be highly paid, and that his football career would end some day. Hot Punter

\Go Blue!

That was an awesome two paragraph article.

Sorry--it is an old story. Here's a better one without having to click "archived article" Link

Thanks. The "archived article" link is a 404. I wouldn't have brought the snark otherwise; I'm not quite that lazy.


Oops, and I didn't click it since I just remembered it from last year. I'm a little obsessed with Mr. Mesko.
 
2012-09-21 01:16:49 PM
He drives a foreign car - communist liberal scumbag.
 
2012-09-21 01:22:08 PM
Reminds me of the time I brought my son to his very first baseball game at Fenway Park in 2000 I think.

We went to watch the players drive out after the game and everyone had great cars. Even the immortal Jose Offerman was driving a Bentley.

One of the last players out was Nomar Garciaparra driving a late model Mercury Topaz. I still have the photo somewhere.
 
2012-09-21 01:22:19 PM
Maybe Dan Snyder should consult with him on spending money on flashy new things that are supposed to go fast?
 
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