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2017-08-05 09:33:28 AM  
I feel bad for him. Too bad he couldn't be helped now like the players today when it comes to injuries, safety, etc.
 
2017-08-05 10:03:04 AM  
img.fark.net

Had this cover hanging on my wall as a kid. I've thought Jim Plunkett
was a God for most of my life. This is tough to hear.
 
2017-08-05 10:10:38 AM  
Shameful he's not in the HOF.
 
2017-08-05 10:22:01 AM  
I think it's from wearing a helmet that was way too small. myself

/must have pinched the hell out of that enormous head
 
2017-08-05 10:58:44 AM  
Went from the Patsies to SB Raiders.

Even Faust would have winced at those terms.
 
2017-08-05 11:00:14 AM  
Sucks too that he didn't play at a time when a few seasons would set him up for life...

/he was certainly well paid for the time but nothing like today's QBs
//loved watching him drop back in the pocket & rifle a pass right were it needed to be
///not as much as I liked the same with The Snake though
V/old school Raiders fan
VDave Dalby lived up the street from me while growing up - BIG man to my 10 year old eyes
V/lots of slashies this morning...
 
2017-08-05 12:02:51 PM  
I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!
 
2017-08-05 12:04:40 PM  

kanesays: [img.fark.net image 415x554]

Had this cover hanging on my wall as a kid. I've thought Jim Plunkett
was a God for most of my life. This is tough to hear.


It's tough to hear? Like it's a surprise or something?
 
2017-08-05 12:14:46 PM  

Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!


Because football is a hell of a lot of fun. Be careful getting off that high horse.
 
2017-08-05 12:33:03 PM  
yeah, that sucks, but I can think of a lot of people that age taking just as many pills and have just as many joint replacements.  only difference is they never played in the NFL.
 
2017-08-05 12:41:33 PM  
Being in health care, i can tell you of many people younger that take more pills a day, and have worn out bodies.

/construction, oil fields, manual labor will do that
//with less money and fame
 
2017-08-05 12:45:58 PM  

Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!


I like your analogy of Big Football to Big Tobacco. It's always all about the money. And fleecing the rubes is just a bonus.

I grew up with football in South Florida in the 70s.
Back then football was all we had, professional sports-wise. And of course college football, which is a religion in the South.
But like you said, now I can't be a fan. The sport may eventually die out if young boys grow up not wanting to play football. We'll see.
 
2017-08-05 12:46:54 PM  
What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you
 
2017-08-05 12:53:33 PM  

catzies: Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

I like your analogy of Big Football to Big Tobacco. It's always all about the money. And fleecing the rubes is just a bonus.

I grew up with football in South Florida in the 70s.
Back then football was all we had, professional sports-wise. And of course college football, which is a religion in the South.
But like you said, now I can't be a fan. The sport may eventually die out if young boys grow up not wanting to play football. We'll see.


That Frontline doc about Mike Webster and the Nigerian doctor who first isolated the CTE issue is heartbreaking. Even if Webster didn't have CTE he was crippled and in biblical levels of pain. Just like Earl Campbell, Walter Payton and Junior Seau and on and on and on.

Of course the NFL's reaction to the issue is to try to destroy the doctor's career and credibility.
 
2017-08-05 01:01:26 PM  

Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you


And you know what?

Now that people know about CTE, they're still going to play football.

The chance of fame and fortune vs. a lifetime of poverty? People will still take the chance. It's the American way.

So, piss and moan about it all you want. It's fun. But it's not going to stop people from wanting to play football for large sums of money, or the chance of large sums of money.
 
2017-08-05 01:10:14 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you

And you know what?

Now that people know about CTE, they're still going to play football.

The chance of fame and fortune vs. a lifetime of poverty? People will still take the chance. It's the American way.

So, piss and moan about it all you want. It's fun. But it's not going to stop people from wanting to play football for large sums of money, or the chance of large sums of money.


See, what I just bolded there. THAT is the problem with Murrica. It's farking feudalism, Sonny Jim. Why should sacrificing your health and ultimately your life for creepy shiats in suits be the best or ONLY option of the American dream?

Went to the moon, now you are just trying to beat used car salesman.
 
2017-08-05 01:11:39 PM  

rightClick: yeah, that sucks, but I can think of a lot of people that age taking just as many pills and have just as many joint replacements.  only difference is they never played in the NFL.


I've had both knees replaced, have rods and screws holding my back and neck together, 14 surgeries in the last 20 years. Loaded trucks and operated machines in a steel manufacturing company for 27 years. Working hard can fark you up just as bad as football.
 
2017-08-05 01:30:03 PM  

Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you


But Goodell said this just a few days ago: "The average NFL player lives five years longer than you. So their lifespan is actually longer and healthier. And I think because of all the advancements, including the medical care, that number is going to even increase for them."
 
2017-08-05 01:37:19 PM  

Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you


img.fark.net
 
2017-08-05 01:39:20 PM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you

But Goodell said this just a few days ago: "The average NFL player lives five years longer than you. So their lifespan is actually longer and healthier. And I think because of all the advancements, including the medical care, that number is going to even increase for them."


Goodell wouldn't lie, wouldn't rub it in your face and ask to be thanked.

As my momma always said, judge a man by his cuff links.
 
2017-08-05 01:40:25 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

Because football is a hell of a lot of fun. Be careful getting off that high horse.


This and municipalities are starting to push back against funding private stadiums. Note there's no team in San Diego now. To San Diegans, sorry your team moved north but mad respect for sticking to your guns.
 
2017-08-05 01:48:38 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you

And you know what?

Now that people know about CTE, they're still going to play football.

The chance of fame and fortune vs. a lifetime of poverty? People will still take the chance. It's the American way.

So, piss and moan about it all you want. It's fun. But it's not going to stop people from wanting to play football for large sums of money, or the chance of large sums of money.


Think of all the trim he scored because he played football.
 
2017-08-05 01:57:53 PM  

Wadded Beef: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

Because football is a hell of a lot of fun. Be careful getting off that high horse.

This and municipalities are starting to push back against funding private stadiums. Note there's no team in San Diego now. To San Diegans, sorry your team moved north but mad respect for sticking to your guns.


indeed

The NFL has what, 8  home games a year. Yeah those 8 days must add so so so so much to the economy of a city that already has perfect weather. Unless of course the fatasses can be herded to the Soylent Green factory.
 
2017-08-05 02:00:33 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: ElectricPeterTork: Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you

And you know what?

Now that people know about CTE, they're still going to play football.

The chance of fame and fortune vs. a lifetime of poverty? People will still take the chance. It's the American way.

So, piss and moan about it all you want. It's fun. But it's not going to stop people from wanting to play football for large sums of money, or the chance of large sums of money.

Think of all the trim he scored because he played football.


Maybe you can remember, he can't
 
2017-08-05 02:04:15 PM  

psychobilly59: rightClick: yeah, that sucks, but I can think of a lot of people that age taking just as many pills and have just as many joint replacements.  only difference is they never played in the NFL.

I've had both knees replaced, have rods and screws holding my back and neck together, 14 surgeries in the last 20 years. Loaded trucks and operated machines in a steel manufacturing company for 27 years. Working hard can fark you up just as bad as football.


Did you send your kids into steel manufacturing when they were in middle school?
 
2017-08-05 02:10:29 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Travis_Bickle: What's fun about watching people die in slow motion for farksticks like Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell?

The thing about fun is that it becomes childish and cruel when the the glaringly obvious harm is there.

High horse? fark you

[img.fark.net image 425x328]


The kryptonite of the American Broski is honesty
 
2017-08-05 02:35:30 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Sucks too that he didn't play at a time when a few seasons would set him up for life...

/he was certainly well paid for the time but nothing like today's QBs
//loved watching him drop back in the pocket & rifle a pass right were it needed to be
///not as much as I liked the same with The Snake though
V/old school Raiders fan
VDave Dalby lived up the street from me while growing up - BIG man to my 10 year old eyes
V/lots of slashies this morning...


I loved the Mad Bomber myself, and my Dad loved it the last few times Blanda came off the bench since they were close to the same age.
 
2017-08-05 02:38:43 PM  
Both his parents were blind and he doesn't even wear glasses. How's that for lucky?
 
2017-08-05 02:39:07 PM  

UseUrHeadFred: psychobilly59: rightClick: yeah, that sucks, but I can think of a lot of people that age taking just as many pills and have just as many joint replacements.  only difference is they never played in the NFL.

I've had both knees replaced, have rods and screws holding my back and neck together, 14 surgeries in the last 20 years. Loaded trucks and operated machines in a steel manufacturing company for 27 years. Working hard can fark you up just as bad as football.

Did you send your kids into steel manufacturing when they were in middle school?


Nope, and they were smart enough to look at me and decide a good education and finding a job you love was the better option. Football was not an option, and they were done with sports when they got to the age where fun was secondary to winning at all costs.
 
2017-08-05 02:39:29 PM  

basemetal: Being in health care, i can tell you of many people younger that take more pills a day, and have worn out bodies.

/construction, oil fields, manual labor will do that
//with less money and fame


I take 9 a day and I am only a little younger.
 
2017-08-05 02:58:56 PM  

interstellar_tedium: Recoil Therapy: Sucks too that he didn't play at a time when a few seasons would set him up for life...

/he was certainly well paid for the time but nothing like today's QBs
//loved watching him drop back in the pocket & rifle a pass right were it needed to be
///not as much as I liked the same with The Snake though
V/old school Raiders fan
VDave Dalby lived up the street from me while growing up - BIG man to my 10 year old eyes
V/lots of slashies this morning...

I loved the Mad Bomber myself, and my Dad loved it the last few times Blanda came off the bench since they were close to the same age.


Lamonica was a bit before my time, I'm barely old enough to remember a couple of Blanda's last appearances.  I do remember though fairly clearly going outside right after the '76 SB win & listening to car horns going off all over town.

Also remember a couple of times where a good chunk of the team came to the local HS (CVHS) for a charity donkey basketball game.  Seeing 6'150" Hendricks sitting on/standing over a donkey had us rolling in the aisles.  'Tooz just sat on the bench signing autographs/farking with the kids/having a great time.  He said that he didn't want to hurt the donkey by sitting on it. Biletnikoff, Sistrunk, sheesh the names are fading into the mist but it was a great evening every year or so for a while.

Fun times, fun times...

/ 9 pills/day in case anyone cares
 
2017-08-05 03:07:57 PM  

Recoil Therapy: interstellar_tedium: Recoil Therapy: Sucks too that he didn't play at a time when a few seasons would set him up for life...

/he was certainly well paid for the time but nothing like today's QBs
//loved watching him drop back in the pocket & rifle a pass right were it needed to be
///not as much as I liked the same with The Snake though
V/old school Raiders fan
VDave Dalby lived up the street from me while growing up - BIG man to my 10 year old eyes
V/lots of slashies this morning...

I loved the Mad Bomber myself, and my Dad loved it the last few times Blanda came off the bench since they were close to the same age.

Lamonica was a bit before my time, I'm barely old enough to remember a couple of Blanda's last appearances.  I do remember though fairly clearly going outside right after the '76 SB win & listening to car horns going off all over town.

Also remember a couple of times where a good chunk of the team came to the local HS (CVHS) for a charity donkey basketball game.  Seeing 6'150" Hendricks sitting on/standing over a donkey had us rolling in the aisles.  'Tooz just sat on the bench signing autographs/farking with the kids/having a great time.  He said that he didn't want to hurt the donkey by sitting on it. Biletnikoff, Sistrunk, sheesh the names are fading into the mist but it was a great evening every year or so for a while.

Fun times, fun times...

/ 9 pills/day in case anyone cares


Clayton ? I thought you were Mount!
 
2017-08-05 04:01:18 PM  

Recoil Therapy: interstellar_tedium: Recoil Therapy: Sucks too that he didn't play at a time when a few seasons would set him up for life...

/he was certainly well paid for the time but nothing like today's QBs
//loved watching him drop back in the pocket & rifle a pass right were it needed to be
///not as much as I liked the same with The Snake though
V/old school Raiders fan
VDave Dalby lived up the street from me while growing up - BIG man to my 10 year old eyes
V/lots of slashies this morning...

I loved the Mad Bomber myself, and my Dad loved it the last few times Blanda came off the bench since they were close to the same age.

Lamonica was a bit before my time, I'm barely old enough to remember a couple of Blanda's last appearances.  I do remember though fairly clearly going outside right after the '76 SB win & listening to car horns going off all over town.

Also remember a couple of times where a good chunk of the team came to the local HS (CVHS) for a charity donkey basketball game.  Seeing 6'150" Hendricks sitting on/standing over a donkey had us rolling in the aisles.  'Tooz just sat on the bench signing autographs/farking with the kids/having a great time.  He said that he didn't want to hurt the donkey by sitting on it. Biletnikoff, Sistrunk, sheesh the names are fading into the mist but it was a great evening every year or so for a while.

Fun times, fun times...

/ 9 pills/day in case anyone cares


I still hate that little Heidi girl.
 
2017-08-05 04:07:35 PM  

Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!


Masterful.  I applaud you, sir.
 
2017-08-05 04:32:16 PM  

psychobilly59: UseUrHeadFred: psychobilly59: rightClick: yeah, that sucks, but I can think of a lot of people that age taking just as many pills and have just as many joint replacements.  only difference is they never played in the NFL.

I've had both knees replaced, have rods and screws holding my back and neck together, 14 surgeries in the last 20 years. Loaded trucks and operated machines in a steel manufacturing company for 27 years. Working hard can fark you up just as bad as football.

Did you send your kids into steel manufacturing when they were in middle school?

Nope, and they were smart enough to look at me and decide a good education and finding a job you love was the better option. Football was not an option, and they were done with sports when they got to the age where fun was secondary to winning at all costs.


Your post was kind of reasonable until the last four words.

Winning doesn't happen AT ALL COSTS. That's the shiathead opposiite of winning, Cracker
 
2017-08-05 04:39:22 PM  

interstellar_tedium: basemetal: Being in health care, i can tell you of many people younger that take more pills a day, and have worn out bodies.

/construction, oil fields, manual labor will do that
//with less money and fame

I take 9 a day and I am only a little younger.


This will not end well, you know that. So other than more decreasingly effective opiates what can you do?

I'm not a pothead at all but there is definitely something to cannabis pain management.
 
2017-08-05 05:19:35 PM  
If life sucks for Jim Plunkett, imagine what Steve Grogan's life must feel like. He didn't escape Sullivan Stadium like Jim did for half his career.
 
2017-08-05 07:14:19 PM  

Travis_Bickle: kanesays: [img.fark.net image 415x554]

Had this cover hanging on my wall as a kid. I've thought Jim Plunkett
was a God for most of my life. This is tough to hear.

It's tough to hear? Like it's a surprise or something?


let's interview some coal miners, truck drivers, lumberjacks and see how they are doing at the same age and without the NFL income.
 
2017-08-05 07:49:20 PM  
that's what he gets for going to Stanford and having blid parents
 
2017-08-05 07:49:40 PM  

FriarReb98: If life sucks for Jim Plunkett, imagine what Steve Grogan's life must feel like. He didn't escape Sullivan Stadium like Jim did for half his career.


When I hear the phrase 'tough as nails' in regard to a football player Steve Grogan instantly comes to mind.
 
2017-08-05 08:10:15 PM  

Travis_Bickle: catzies: Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

I like your analogy of Big Football to Big Tobacco. It's always all about the money. And fleecing the rubes is just a bonus.

I grew up with football in South Florida in the 70s.
Back then football was all we had, professional sports-wise. And of course college football, which is a religion in the South.
But like you said, now I can't be a fan. The sport may eventually die out if young boys grow up not wanting to play football. We'll see.

That Frontline doc about Mike Webster and the Nigerian doctor who first isolated the CTE issue is heartbreaking. Even if Webster didn't have CTE he was crippled and in biblical levels of pain. Just like Earl Campbell, Walter Payton and Junior Seau and on and on and on.

Of course the NFL's reaction to the issue is to try to destroy the doctor's career and credibility.


A lot of us are in biblical levels of pain. Everyone has a choice to make, and not all of us win the lottery along the way. They won the genetic lottery, and today's stars make more money in a year than some of the low-middle class people who watch them play will make in 10 lifetimes. They can choose to flip burgers and suffer all the pains of hell from 12-hour wage slave jobs like the rest of us if they want.

For my part, I'd take the risk of CTE or hobbling injury over 45 years of struggling to make a living without hesitation.
 
2017-08-05 08:40:25 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: that's what he gets for going to Stanford and having blid parents


Two wrongs make a right, gotcha
 
2017-08-05 08:52:28 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Travis_Bickle: catzies: Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

I like your analogy of Big Football to Big Tobacco. It's always all about the money. And fleecing the rubes is just a bonus.

I grew up with football in South Florida in the 70s.
Back then football was all we had, professional sports-wise. And of course college football, which is a religion in the South.
But like you said, now I can't be a fan. The sport may eventually die out if young boys grow up not wanting to play football. We'll see.

That Frontline doc about Mike Webster and the Nigerian doctor who first isolated the CTE issue is heartbreaking. Even if Webster didn't have CTE he was crippled and in biblical levels of pain. Just like Earl Campbell, Walter Payton and Junior Seau and on and on and on.

Of course the NFL's reaction to the issue is to try to destroy the doctor's career and credibility.

A lot of us are in biblical levels of pain. Everyone has a choice to make, and not all of us win the lottery along the way. They won the genetic lottery, and today's stars make more money in a year than some of the low-middle class people who watch them play will make in 10 lifetimes. They can choose to flip burgers and suffer all the pains of hell from 12-hour wage slave jobs like the rest of us if they want.

For my part, I'd take the risk of CTE or hobbling injury over 45 years of struggling to make a living without hesitation.


You just don't get it do you? He made money but everyone is screwed?

Well God Bless America!

Maybe instead of voting OBVIOUS con artists into the White House you should take a long hard look at how your bootstrappy mythology is complete bullshiat. If your country had an ounce of sense they would see that instead of worshiping wealth they should make their government do what it is supposed to do.

By the people, for the people

Remember that from the side of some poptart box? Maybe not, you live in a country that doesn't even guarantee two weeks vacation so the endless toil for your master has fogged your brain up.

But hey, guns for the muslim, negro, zombie apocalypse is all that matters
 
2017-08-05 11:34:29 PM  

Travis_Bickle: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Travis_Bickle: catzies: Travis_Bickle: I just can't understand how people can still be fans of the farking NFL.

The CTE issue that they deny like cigarette companies denied cancer, the scuzzy stadium deals, the endless lobbying for tax evasion, the pill pushing that has gone on for FIFTY YEARS!!!

But that's okay with Bob McTrumpvote....watching men cripple themselves for rich assholes is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

I like your analogy of Big Football to Big Tobacco. It's always all about the money. And fleecing the rubes is just a bonus.

I grew up with football in South Florida in the 70s.
Back then football was all we had, professional sports-wise. And of course college football, which is a religion in the South.
But like you said, now I can't be a fan. The sport may eventually die out if young boys grow up not wanting to play football. We'll see.

That Frontline doc about Mike Webster and the Nigerian doctor who first isolated the CTE issue is heartbreaking. Even if Webster didn't have CTE he was crippled and in biblical levels of pain. Just like Earl Campbell, Walter Payton and Junior Seau and on and on and on.

Of course the NFL's reaction to the issue is to try to destroy the doctor's career and credibility.

A lot of us are in biblical levels of pain. Everyone has a choice to make, and not all of us win the lottery along the way. They won the genetic lottery, and today's stars make more money in a year than some of the low-middle class people who watch them play will make in 10 lifetimes. They can choose to flip burgers and suffer all the pains of hell from 12-hour wage slave jobs like the rest of us if they want.

For my part, I'd take the risk of CTE or hobbling injury over 45 years of struggling to make a living without hesitation.

You just don't get it do you? He made money but everyone is screwed?

Well God Bless America!

Maybe instead of voting OBVIOUS con artists into the White House you should take a long hard look at how your bootstrappy mythology is complete bullshiat. If your country had an ounce of sense they would see that instead of worshiping wealth they should make their government do what it is supposed to do.

By the people, for the people

Remember that from the side of some poptart box? Maybe not, you live in a country that doesn't even guarantee two weeks vacation so the endless toil for your master has fogged your brain up.

But hey, guns for the muslim, negro, zombie apocalypse is all that matters


I bet your whole world is focused on cramming all of life's little minutiae into a political prism.  You have literally run squawking into a sports thread from the politics tab just to shiate your breathless diatribe all over it.  One trick pony is your horse, not everyone else's.
 
2017-08-06 12:45:50 AM  

Recoil Therapy: interstellar_tedium: Recoil Therapy: Sucks too that he didn't play at a time when a few seasons would set him up for life...

/he was certainly well paid for the time but nothing like today's QBs
//loved watching him drop back in the pocket & rifle a pass right were it needed to be
///not as much as I liked the same with The Snake though
V/old school Raiders fan
VDave Dalby lived up the street from me while growing up - BIG man to my 10 year old eyes
V/lots of slashies this morning...

I loved the Mad Bomber myself, and my Dad loved it the last few times Blanda came off the bench since they were close to the same age.

Lamonica was a bit before my time, I'm barely old enough to remember a couple of Blanda's last appearances.  I do remember though fairly clearly going outside right after the '76 SB win & listening to car horns going off all over town.

Also remember a couple of times where a good chunk of the team came to the local HS (CVHS) for a charity donkey basketball game.  Seeing 6'150" Hendricks sitting on/standing over a donkey had us rolling in the aisles.  'Tooz just sat on the bench signing autographs/farking with the kids/having a great time.  He said that he didn't want to hurt the donkey by sitting on it. Biletnikoff, Sistrunk, sheesh the names are fading into the mist but it was a great evening every year or so for a while.

Fun times, fun times...

/ 9 pills/day in case anyone cares


I didn't know they came out to Concord.  I went to CVHS and was a Raider fan until Al moved to LA. Sounds like you're about 5 years older than me. Jim Plunkett was the last Raider QB I gave a shiat about.  Luckily we had the team of the 80'shiatting their peak about the time Al moved his team to LA.  When the Raiders came back they had lost their mystique, and destroyed the Coliseum in Oakland, unforgivable. Eff Mt. Davis.
 
2017-08-06 01:05:57 AM  
Who is DeBerg playing for these days?
 
2017-08-06 01:26:41 AM  

PluckYew: I didn't know they came out to Concord. I went to CVHS and was a Raider fan until Al moved to LA. Sounds like you're about 5 years older than me. Jim Plunkett was the last Raider QB I gave a shiat about. Luckily we had the team of the 80'shiatting their peak about the time Al moved his team to LA. When the Raiders came back they had lost their mystique, and destroyed the Coliseum in Oakland, unforgivable. Eff Mt. Davis.


Castro Valley - graduated in '84
 
2017-08-06 03:52:32 AM  
Magnus:

Beardo


Culture and politics intersect in interesting times like now. Scummy organizations like the NFL and NCAA are definite indicators that ethical flexibility and greed have gotten a little out of control.

I also noticed you ad hom attacked rather than defend the indefensible, the NFL.
 
2017-08-06 10:18:07 AM  

John Buck 41: Shameful he's not in the HOF.


No it isn't. He had two, maybe three decent years out of 15. Without the Super Bowl victories (the second of which was more about Marcus Allen than anything Plunkett did), he'd have gone down as a near Ryan Leaf-level draft bust.
 
2017-08-06 10:55:17 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: John Buck 41: Shameful he's not in the HOF.

No it isn't. He had two, maybe three decent years out of 15. Without the Super Bowl victories (the second of which was more about Marcus Allen than anything Plunkett did), he'd have gone down as a near Ryan Leaf-level draft bust.


Jerry Jones is in the fu*king HOF. Gimme a break.
 
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