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(Jalopnik)   Washington R******s running back Alfred Morris finally gets his "Bentley" back. The 1991 Mazda 626 that he had restored to near-showroom condition   (jalopnik.com) divider line 80
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2013-10-15 04:27:38 PM
Morris, a Pensacola native, said he bought the 626 from his pastor for $2 back when he was playing for Florida Atlantic University.

FAU get ready to feel the hammer of the NCAA.
 
2013-10-15 04:31:01 PM
classy.  No that's actually pretty farking classy right there.
 
2013-10-15 04:33:55 PM
He was a sixth round pick.  Hardly in the "probably drive whatever he wants" category.  That will come in about 3 years.

Still cool though.  He could easily be rolling around in a nice luxury car.

Good example to set.
 
2013-10-15 04:35:47 PM

stappawho: He was a sixth round pick.  Hardly in the "probably drive whatever he wants" category.  That will come in about 3 years.

Still cool though.  He could easily be rolling around in a nice luxury car.

Good example to set.


The total cost of the restoration, even though he didn't pay for it, probably cost as much as a nice luxury car.
 
IP
2013-10-15 04:38:51 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: classy.  No that's actually pretty farking classy right there.

 
2013-10-15 04:43:11 PM
Retards?
 
2013-10-15 04:48:59 PM
That's hilarious.

Though, after all that work, I could see it being just a little bit off - just enough for him to stall it driving off the lot.
 
2013-10-15 04:49:29 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Retards?


Came to say just that.

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2013-10-15 04:51:38 PM

ongbok: Morris, a Pensacola native, said he bought the 626 from his pastor for $2 back when he was playing for Florida Atlantic University.

FAU get ready to feel the hammer of the NCAA.


My first thought as well.
 
2013-10-15 04:58:21 PM
Some of us have cars, some of us have books. Everybody should have something they love so much that they want to restore or keep in pristine condition. For me it is the 3rd Edition of Gamma World. That and some friends got me through a pretty farked up period of Junior High and High School.

A few years ago I found a mint, still in the shrink copy and it sits on place of pride on my shelf.
 
2013-10-15 05:02:09 PM

This Looks Fun: ongbok: Morris, a Pensacola native, said he bought the 626 from his pastor for $2 back when he was playing for Florida Atlantic University.

FAU get ready to feel the hammer of the NCAA.

My first thought as well.


Yuuup.
 
2013-10-15 05:04:58 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Some of us have cars, some of us have books. Everybody should have something they love so much that they want to restore or keep in pristine condition. For me it is the 3rd Edition of Gamma World. That and some friends got me through a pretty farked up period of Junior High and High School.

A few years ago I found a mint, still in the shrink copy and it sits on place of pride on my shelf.


My wife. But I'm not sure how to restore her.
 
2013-10-15 05:13:21 PM
Now this is how you troll
 
2013-10-15 05:14:37 PM
This just in: Redskins plan to drop 'Washington' from their name due to embarrassment
 
2013-10-15 05:15:04 PM

stappawho: He was a sixth round pick.  Hardly in the "probably drive whatever he wants" category.  That will come in about 3 years.


Hopefully his body won't be all used up by then so he can get the big contract.
 
2013-10-15 05:16:43 PM
"I didn't grow up with a lot. This helps me remember where I come from"

Dawwwww
 
2013-10-15 05:18:42 PM
I would love to have my '93 restored like that.
 
2013-10-15 05:22:48 PM

Ponzholio: This Looks Fun: ongbok: Morris, a Pensacola native, said he bought the 626 from his pastor for $2 back when he was playing for Florida Atlantic University.

FAU get ready to feel the hammer of the NCAA.

My first thought as well.

Yuuup.


The car was already 20 years old when he bought it. Its fair market value was probably less than the cost of having it hauled away and junked.
 
2013-10-15 05:25:07 PM
Thanks subby. That was a pretty cool story, bro.

I gotta say, everyone I've ever dealt with at Mazda has been great to work with. Dealerships, race teams, factory reps... Haven't found an asshole yet. This reinforces my belief that they're a pretty good company to work for/with.
 
2013-10-15 05:26:22 PM
275 man-hours, plus materials - probably cost around $20k.  Cheaper than any new cars most rookies buy, so not bad.  Still he could have just bought a new Toyota.
 
2013-10-15 05:27:11 PM
How dumb are most of the story's comment posters?

This is obviously a pretty clever paid endorsement.  Sure, the thread of truth may be he really likes the car, someone heard about it who does PR for Mazda, and the whole restoration of a humble star's car story took off.

Their whining about the 275 hours of restoration work being given to some poor people really grinds my gears.
 
2013-10-15 05:41:24 PM

kronicfeld: Ponzholio: This Looks Fun: ongbok: Morris, a Pensacola native, said he bought the 626 from his pastor for $2 back when he was playing for Florida Atlantic University.

FAU get ready to feel the hammer of the NCAA.

My first thought as well.

Yuuup.

The car was already 20 years old when he bought it. Its fair market value was probably less than the cost of having it hauled away and junked.


I can't speak for each of us, but I don't think anything was wrong with buying it from his priest, but the random idiotic NCAA sanctions have jaded us so much that it's the first thing I thought of. kbb.com wouldn't let me do a 1991 626, so I did a 1993 626 in shiatty condition with no options and it came up with $363...
 
2013-10-15 05:49:13 PM
snarkerati.com
 
2013-10-15 05:57:28 PM
That's awesome! I've always thought if I had time and money it would be fun to restore a perfectly ordinary, mediocre car. Someday I want to do a like-factory new Chevy Citation.
 
2013-10-15 05:58:06 PM
Wiki says his brother is at Birmingham Southern majoring in mathematics. What all this tells me is he has a solid family that supports their kids. I predict in Alfred Morris we are seeing one of the few, the proud, the NFL players who do not go broke within five years of retiring.
 
2013-10-15 05:59:57 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: That's awesome! I've always thought if I had time and money it would be fun to restore a perfectly ordinary, mediocre car. Someday I want to do a like-factory new Chevy Citation.


Agreed. I'd like a showroom new early 70's dodge dart. That's old enough now that some people actually think that would be cool but I've wanted an early 70's Dart since the early 80's and let me assure you it was a decidedly uncool car back then.
 
2013-10-15 06:03:23 PM

fickenchucker: How dumb are most of the story's comment posters?

This is obviously a pretty clever paid endorsement.  Sure, the thread of truth may be he really likes the car, someone heard about it who does PR for Mazda, and the whole restoration of a humble star's car story took off.

Their whining about the 275 hours of restoration work being given to some poor people really grinds my gears.


I've heard interviews with him on local south florida radio. Guy seems genuine and he talked about where he came from and talked about his love of this car before. I think it was his first car. This was before he blew up.

Yeah I'm sure Mazda gets some PR out of it but I don't doubt that Morris loves the car as he kept it even after he got signed by the NFL.

Yeah Ma
 
2013-10-15 06:06:39 PM

JohnBigBootay: Contrabulous Flabtraption: That's awesome! I've always thought if I had time and money it would be fun to restore a perfectly ordinary, mediocre car. Someday I want to do a like-factory new Chevy Citation.

Agreed. I'd like a showroom new early 70's dodge dart. That's old enough now that some people actually think that would be cool but I've wanted an early 70's Dart since the early 80's and let me assure you it was a decidedly uncool car back then.


I had my dad's '72 Dart when I was in high school. It was an awesome car, and I didn't care whether it was cool or not.
 
2013-10-15 06:14:15 PM

fickenchucker: How dumb are most of the story's comment posters?

This is obviously a pretty clever paid endorsement.  Sure, the thread of truth may be he really likes the car, someone heard about it who does PR for Mazda, and the whole restoration of a humble star's car story took off.

Their whining about the 275 hours of restoration work being given to some poor people really grinds my gears.


I know, don't those posters know that there are starving people in Africa who could really use the Internet postings in their cause?
 
2013-10-15 06:20:22 PM
I think I have a new favorite RB personality.
 
2013-10-15 06:47:08 PM
Censoring the name Redskins is as much a thing as ESPN's QBR.
 
2013-10-15 06:49:43 PM

stappawho: He was a sixth round pick.  Hardly in the "probably drive whatever he wants" category.  That will come in about 3 years.

Still cool though.  He could easily be rolling around in a nice luxury car.

Good example to set.


I don't know. RBs have kind of been getting the shaft recently, and Shanahanigans has never been too shy about jettisoning RBs when they got some wear on the treads or too expensive. Given his blocking scheme and track record with late round picks and undrafted free agent RBs, I wouldn't be too surprised if Morris didn't make too much more money after this contract in the NFL. RBs have a very short shelf life compared to other positions.
 
2013-10-15 06:56:39 PM

YoOjo: Big Beef Burrito: Retards?

Came to say just that.

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Can't. Stop. Laughing. At. That. Image.
 
2013-10-15 07:08:51 PM

Treygreen13: Censoring the name Redskins is as much a thing as ESPN's QBR.


What, you don't think censoring the name in Fark headlines totally makes up for the whole genocide thing?

Because I'm pretty sure once we change the name we're totally square with the Natives.

/but QBR measures the QB's performance on impact plays!
 
2013-10-15 07:11:01 PM

YoOjo: Big Beef Burrito: Retards?

Came to say just that.

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D'awwwww. Adorable little potato.
 
2013-10-15 07:20:19 PM

Treygreen13: Censoring the name Redskins is as much a thing as ESPN's QBR.


What are you trying to say?
 
2013-10-15 07:32:17 PM
This is the kind of unbelievable story you just don't read every day.   It's amazing. Someone still drives a stick shift around DC...
 
2013-10-15 07:34:11 PM

fatalvenom: Treygreen13: Censoring the name Redskins is as much a thing as ESPN's QBR.

What are you trying to say?


That censoring letters in a word doesn't change the word, what it means, or make any change for anyone. It is irrelevant to everyone but the person who does it, just like ESPN's QBR.
 
2013-10-15 07:37:24 PM
I seriously hope Snyder digs his heels in even more and commission giant middle fingers to place around FedEx field.

Especially after Lawrence O'Donnel's sketch last night.

Seriously Snyder, dig in, bunker up. Goodell can't make you do shiat, the Federal Government can't make you do shiat.

Just go full retard and start just saying "FARK YOU" everytime someone asks about when you'll change the name.

Random person 1: "Mr. Snyder, when will you change this racist name?"
Snyder: "Fark you"
RP1: "I'm sorry?"
Snyder: "Fark you, that's when"
RP1: "what?"
Snyder: "Fark you."

/And I say this as a FARKING EAGLES fan
 
2013-10-15 07:46:54 PM

Dougie AXP: I seriously hope Snyder digs his heels in even more and commission giant middle fingers to place around FedEx field.

Especially after Lawrence O'Donnel's sketch last night.

Seriously Snyder, dig in, bunker up. Goodell can't make you do shiat, the Federal Government can't make you do shiat.

Just go full retard and start just saying "FARK YOU" everytime someone asks about when you'll change the name.

Random person 1: "Mr. Snyder, when will you change this racist name?"
Snyder: "Fark you"
RP1: "I'm sorry?"
Snyder: "Fark you, that's when"
RP1: "what?"
Snyder: "Fark you."

/And I say this as a FARKING EAGLES fan


The correct answer for Snyder is... It's-ah best-ah for business-ah
 
2013-10-15 08:07:05 PM
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2013-10-15 08:10:46 PM
Much better than the Mulsanne.
 
2013-10-15 08:13:07 PM

Ponzholio: kronicfeld: Ponzholio: This Looks Fun: ongbok: Morris, a Pensacola native, said he bought the 626 from his pastor for $2 back when he was playing for Florida Atlantic University.

FAU get ready to feel the hammer of the NCAA.

My first thought as well.

Yuuup.

The car was already 20 years old when he bought it. Its fair market value was probably less than the cost of having it hauled away and junked.

I can't speak for each of us, but I don't think anything was wrong with buying it from his priest, but the random idiotic NCAA sanctions have jaded us so much that it's the first thing I thought of. kbb.com wouldn't let me do a 1991 626, so I did a 1993 626 in shiatty condition with no options and it came up with $363...


Neither do I, but if the NCAA has a hair up in its ass, like they usually do when it comes to this type of stuff and football programs at small schools, they will claim that he received an improper benefit because he bought something for $2 that was worth a lot more from a non family member. I had a friend that had the NCAA up his and his parents ass because he bought a new used truck with money his parents had saved for him to go to school, and he was a baseball player.
 
2013-10-15 08:13:57 PM

Treygreen13: fatalvenom: Treygreen13: Censoring the name Redskins is as much a thing as ESPN's QBR.

What are you trying to say?

That censoring letters in a word doesn't change the word, what it means, or make any change for anyone. It is irrelevant to everyone but the person who does it, just like ESPN's QBR.


Is it possibly you bit the hook?
 
2013-10-15 08:27:29 PM

fatalvenom: Treygreen13: fatalvenom: Treygreen13: Censoring the name Redskins is as much a thing as ESPN's QBR.

What are you trying to say?

That censoring letters in a word doesn't change the word, what it means, or make any change for anyone. It is irrelevant to everyone but the person who does it, just like ESPN's QBR.

Is it possibly you bit the hook?


Is it possibly what?
 
2013-10-15 08:31:38 PM
It's the car I always wanted, and now I have it. I rule.
 
2013-10-15 08:32:04 PM
Redskins - if you are Indian I don't feel bad, you got casinos.
 
2013-10-15 08:35:39 PM
Good on the Dealership for going through with it, even though it was free publicity.
 
2013-10-15 08:38:30 PM
Attractive and Successful Native Americans
 
2013-10-15 08:39:30 PM
We've had Mazda cars for years and never a problem, my wife misses her 95 626.
 
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