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2020-06-26 12:46:39 PM  
12 votes:

abhorrent1: The part about it being non-essential. It may be non-essential for him but he has $50M in the bank but like I said above, it IS essential for some people. It's how they make their living.


The problem with that argument is that it can be used to define every business as essential.
 
2020-06-26 1:44:52 PM  
6 votes:

abhorrent1: Yeah, I'm sure all 2000 NFL players 100% agree with his opinion.


Oh, is that a new requirement of executive committees? 100% or no deal? I'm sure they guys who voted against the last CBA will be surprised to hear that.

Like I've said multiple times. If players don't want to play, then don't play. It's pretty simple. But the people want or need to work should have the option.

Stop worrying about it. You are getting your wish because we're a nation of idiots.They are going to start the football season. But then, after all the outbreaks, which are inevitable, they will shut it down again. Because the virus still does not give a fark about your job. It just wants hosts. If we continue to provide it with hosts I assure it will be happy to keep using them.
 
2020-06-26 11:54:05 AM  
6 votes:

iron_city_ap: His guaranteed career earnings is around $50 million. I think he will be just fine if he doesn't play.


Also, he's right.
 
2020-06-26 1:18:36 PM  
5 votes:

abhorrent1: But like I said, if he doesn't want to play, don't play. He has that option, but don't speak for everyone.

Jenkins, a 12-year veteran and member of the NFL Players Association's executive committee


I do believe the man was appointed to do just that when it comes to football players. It's his responsibility to speak for his constituency - football players. And that's what he did. You don't have to like it but you'll have to hit the weight room if you want your opinion to have equal value.
 
2020-06-26 1:10:55 PM  
5 votes:

abhorrent1: Slow To Return: abhorrent1: DRTFA: iron_city_ap: His guaranteed career earnings is around $50 million. I think he will be just fine if he doesn't play.

Also, he's right.

No, he's not.

What part is he right / not right about?  The part about football being non-essential?  The part about football being a higher risk of Covid spread than basketball?  The part where he's not comfortable putting his family at risk?

The part about it being non-essential. It may be non-essential for him but he has $50M in the bank but like I said above, it IS essential for some people. It's how they make their living.

It's a business and bigger than just the players on the field. How many thousands and thousands of people have lost their jobs because no professional sports have been played?

If players don't want to play because they worry about the risk, then don't play.
I just don't think multi-millionaire players should make the argument that no one should have the option to go back to work if they want to.


Sounds good. This is the beginning of an argument that will let all those people skip two years of football instead of just one. The virus doesn't give a fark about the $15 an hour jobs or the $10,000,000 ones.If we want a return to normalcy we have to do  whatever it takes to beat the virus. Want to save the economy - beat the virus. It has no idea what we are doing - it just kind of sits there and farks you up until you give it the chance to  grab another body to infest.
 
2020-06-26 11:16:09 AM  
4 votes:
His guaranteed career earnings is around $50 million. I think he will be just fine if he doesn't play.
 
2020-06-26 2:40:55 PM  
3 votes:

Klivian: JohnBigBootay: abhorrent1: Yeah, I'm sure all 2000 NFL players 100% agree with his opinion.

Oh, is that a new requirement of executive committees? 100% or no deal? I'm sure they guys who voted against the last CBA will be surprised to hear that.

Like I've said multiple times. If players don't want to play, then don't play. It's pretty simple. But the people want or need to work should have the option.

Stop worrying about it. You are getting your wish because we're a nation of idiots.They are going to start the football season. But then, after all the outbreaks, which are inevitable, they will shut it down again. Because the virus still does not give a fark about your job. It just wants hosts. If we continue to provide it with hosts I assure it will be happy to keep using them.

Texas and Florida are heading screaming into another lockdown., 5 teams won't be able to start their season on time. There is no way football starts on time this year, and I highly doubt we get more than a couple games before it shuts down if it even gets off the ground.


Yeah but what about the people who work at the concession stand or sell t-shirts and shiat?

Just kidding. The truth is that this sucks. The virus sucks. The disruption sucks. the unemployment sucks. The inability to earn money sucks. But the fastest way to get to the best outcome is to deny the virus hosts. Yes, there will be lots of pain and uneven economic suffering amongst our populace along the way. I don't know how to fix that.
 
2020-06-26 12:15:37 PM  
3 votes:

abhorrent1: DRTFA: iron_city_ap: His guaranteed career earnings is around $50 million. I think he will be just fine if he doesn't play.

Also, he's right.

No, he's not.


What part is he right / not right about?  The part about football being non-essential?  The part about football being a higher risk of Covid spread than basketball?  The part where he's not comfortable putting his family at risk?
 
2020-06-26 12:03:50 PM  
3 votes:

iron_city_ap: His guaranteed career earnings is around $50 million. I think he will be just fine if he doesn't play.


I do love how the football and baseball players that have made generational money like to tell everyone what they should and shouldn't be doing.

Not everyone makes $200,000 per week. There are people that aren't players and coaches that work for teams and at stadiums for who the job IS essential.
 
2020-06-26 5:25:39 PM  
2 votes:

Slow To Return: You should be dropping knowledge like someplace where it'll be more likely to be seen than a dead thread with 19 posts.


Like all my posts, I write them just for me. Your helpful attitude is inspiring and I appreciate the attention.
 
2020-06-26 5:01:32 PM  
2 votes:

abhorrent1: I don't disagree entirely. I just don't think the generational wealth guys are the right spokes-people. It's easy for them to say "don't play". Most players make league minimum or less.


Not stopping the virus will hit the little people the worst. Coming back now will help the little guy so he can get a couple checks for a month or two. But that means we don't stop the virus. So little guy can get crushed all over again this winter and next year. Rich guy will be fine either way. The best thing to get everyone to the finish line sooner  is to buckle down and do one hard year. We started that but then we completely farked it up.

Look at FLA and TEXAS. Open up! open the bars!  open the restaurants!!! They did. Now covid is kicking their ass WORSE than it was two months ago and growing stronger. So today they announced they have to shut them down again.

Don't you think it would have ultimately been better at the end of the day if they had just stayed closed? Because if they had stay closed we would not be seeing the numbers we are now seeing. But now all those little guys get to do it  all over again. One hard  year is better than this thing never farking ending. Which it won't if we are too farking stupid to live without football and bars for a year.
 
2020-06-26 7:45:49 PM  
1 vote:

JohnBigBootay: abhorrent1: But like I said, if he doesn't want to play, don't play. He has that option, but don't speak for everyone.

Jenkins, a 12-year veteran and member of the NFL Players Association's executive committee

I do believe the man was appointed to do just that when it comes to football players. It's his responsibility to speak for his constituency - football players. And that's what he did. You don't have to like it but you'll have to hit the weight room if you want your opinion to have equal value.


You don't have to hit the weight room to be employed directly or indirectly by the NFL. Scouts, coaches, trainers, travel agents, lawyers, concessionaires, ticket takers, workers who build and maintain their facilities, the list can go on and on. Most of the people employed due to the NFL's existence are not necessarily stronger physically than the average Farker, to my knowledge. So I believe that this is what 'abhorrent' refers to --- the fact that it is easiest for a player or owner to step back and take a year's vacation. Most of the people that business employs can't. Can they find other jobs? Maybe. Might be hard if everyone else is scrambling for those jobs. Is it worth it to stop the economy to save some lives? I think it's a difficult question, but definitely it's not answered only by whether or not a professional athlete late in his career is willing to risk a year of unemployment.
 
2020-06-26 2:18:11 PM  
1 vote:

JohnBigBootay: abhorrent1: Yeah, I'm sure all 2000 NFL players 100% agree with his opinion.

Oh, is that a new requirement of executive committees? 100% or no deal? I'm sure they guys who voted against the last CBA will be surprised to hear that.

Like I've said multiple times. If players don't want to play, then don't play. It's pretty simple. But the people want or need to work should have the option.

Stop worrying about it. You are getting your wish because we're a nation of idiots.They are going to start the football season. But then, after all the outbreaks, which are inevitable, they will shut it down again. Because the virus still does not give a fark about your job. It just wants hosts. If we continue to provide it with hosts I assure it will be happy to keep using them.


Texas and Florida are heading screaming into another lockdown., 5 teams won't be able to start their season on time. There is no way football starts on time this year, and I highly doubt we get more than a couple games before it shuts down if it even gets off the ground.
 
2020-06-26 12:38:24 PM  
1 vote:

Slow To Return: abhorrent1: DRTFA: iron_city_ap: His guaranteed career earnings is around $50 million. I think he will be just fine if he doesn't play.

Also, he's right.

No, he's not.

What part is he right / not right about?  The part about football being non-essential?  The part about football being a higher risk of Covid spread than basketball?  The part where he's not comfortable putting his family at risk?


The part about it being non-essential. It may be non-essential for him but he has $50M in the bank but like I said above, it IS essential for some people. It's how they make their living.

It's a business and bigger than just the players on the field. How many thousands and thousands of people have lost their jobs because no professional sports have been played?

If players don't want to play because they worry about the risk, then don't play.
I just don't think multi-millionaire players should make the argument that no one should have the option to go back to work if they want to.
 
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