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He is a classic case of someone who doesn't get it.
It's easy for some one so detached, someone so aloof, to sit back and speculate that looking out for the big "Payday" is what inspires these kids to play ball.
That's an insult in itself.
He likely believes that the world is as acute and simple as he is and maximizes the investment in one's self-interest. The world is how it is because so many people place "self" above their enviroment. If Marcus Lattimore had this type of attitude, Marcus wouldn't be Marcus.
Marcus Lattimore is bigger than football. Marcus Lattimore is bigger than the NFL. Whether Marcus Lattimore becomes a multi-millionaire running the football or not, his impact is greater than most people would hope to make in a lifetime.
So, go right ahead and preach the policy of self-preservation. But only the truly selfless will have a nation of people lined up ready to make sure that they succeed.
And there-in lies the true victory...
That kid has changed peoples lives!
This post was edited by cdthompson 18 months ago
The State should replace MoRon with this clown.
I emailed him saying he was a joke and basically no way he's ever played a sport.
His response: How much will your check be to Lattimore to make up for the millions he just lost, not to mention possibly losing his NFL dream? Fiu, CFN
Using this logic, I guess a high school coach should sit his promising D-1 caliber players as well.
Its a violent sport. Everyone knows that. I don't agree with the NFL rule that a guy has to be 3 yrs out of HS to come out for the draft.
But this article is pretty bad. The logic just isn't there.
God help me, but all of you say the article is asinine, dumb, stupid, moronic, etc...but not one of you said why.
I think the article makes a hell of a lot of sense. These players are playing in the NCAA plantation system. Amortize the value of their scholarship over the time they spend training, practicing and playing and then factor in the risk of serious injury and they're practically playing for minimum wage. The colleges and coaches make plenty of money but the players have all the risk.
I can't make a good argument as to why any player would elect to play for a college program if there were a viable semiprofessional league, but especially a kid who is specially gifted like Marcus Lattimore. I like him too much to ask him to take such a risk for us again when there is virtually no reward to him, especially if he has a viable shot at being a first round draft pick. Even if he's told he's not projected as a high draft pick, I would discourage him from playing again.
This about sums it up by reading that article...
Clip from Billy Madison. If you're seeing this you may deserve it.
There is no need for an explanation of why it is ignorant for anyone with an ounce of sense. The timing of it is also highly inappropriate, heartless, and cruel.
This post was edited by cockygal04 18 months ago
Posted on my Facebook and challenged all my friends that are fans of college football to blow his account up.
-Air Traffic Controller for the greatest Air Force in the world-
Uh, might want to double check your logic there. Judging by the reactions he's getting, he was exceptionally successful.
Just to give you guys some perspective, Scout is so bad that one of their main writers (Barrett Sallee) left to go to the Bleacher Report. That's as much as you need to know. Now, stop feeding the troll.
There could be some argument made for top prospects challenging the rules in an attempt to be allowed to go to the NFL before they're three years removed from high school. Also, it's a reasonable point to say that once someone has locked up high round NFL selection, it doesn't benefit any professional aspirations to continue playing at the college level (the example here being a bowl game). However, this guy is looking to sensationalize it all just to get these very reactions.
I think the real place this is all heading is a landscape where the big programs withdraw from the NCAA and form their own association. Players would be paid some of these huge dollars, and it would become semi-professional football. There's just too much coming in and too much at stake for these players not to see any share of all the money they're earning (but not receiving).
This post was edited by 09Gamecock 18 months ago
@DuckHunter......I guess you've never seen 30 for 30 "Broke"....Education above anything, he can't play football his entire life! 18 year old kid signing multi million contract is an avenue 99% of all NFL teams will never do! Considering as many proven college players go onto becoming 1st round bust!? Your a mf'n idiot dude!
This post was edited by Ramsey22 18 months ago
That's your opinion. I think it is written to protect people like Lattimore. Why should a guy who is good enough to be drafted be forced to play for minimum wage when he could enter the draft and be paid what the market will bear for his services? I don't think that is the least bit unreasonable. If Marcus had gone into the draft after his first season, he would be a millionaire today. Now who knows whether he'll ever be able to realize that dream?
Thank you. Well said!
My exchange with Pete
I read part of your article, all I could stomach ...
12:03 PM (1 hour ago)
Its in very poor taste to post this article so soon after Marcus's injury, its also an asinine concept that would destroy amateur football if put into practice. Both Lattimore and Clowney exhibited pro football talent as early as the 11th grade, should they have quit playing then and waited to be eligible for the NFL? Maybe they should quit riding in cars, could be dangerous.
What about the fact that Lattimore had to prove to the NFL that his knee had healed, your thought process leaves much to be desired.
12:08 PM (1 hour ago)
First of all, why is it in poor taste to be mad that Lattimore just lost millions? And no, my idea wouldn't ruin amateur athletics - which is a myth of a concept, anyway. Thanks for reading it ... Fiu, CFN
He I forgetting the coach's responsibility to win. They new these players to take them to te next level and win a championship. If I'm not mistaken, captain dipthit is saying to eat up a scholly with someone who will never play? What about increasing your draft status or displaying your versatility? The NFL I also looking for durability against top flight competition. How many 5 star Johnny's have proven to be a complete bust at the next level? I just don't see the benefit of this for the coach or the NFL.
I only read the first couple paragraphs, but it seemed like he was saying that anyone with a chance to play in the NFL shouldn't play in college....is that accurate? The guy is an idiot just looking to get a rise out of people.
This post was edited by swpsax529 18 months ago
Isn't one of the main criticisms (and cause for draft position drops) of players coming out that they take too many plays off? What would happen when a player takes half a season or a whole season off just to avoid risk? You think an NFL team is going to spend a lot of money on someone that decides to basically quit on his team to preserve himself? You think NFL owners want to risk millions of dollars on someone who's going to come out of a game because they got an ouchie and don't want to risk further injury?
The risk of this type of injury is so low. I feel horrible for Marcus, but this was a freak injury. And isn't that why they now offer insurance for college players? To use AP and MacGahee as examples in the article is actually pretty ridiculous since those guys are doing pretty damn good for themselves these days. Could they have made more? Possibly, but it's not like they're having to eat at soup kitchens.
This post was edited by CockyTailgater 18 months ago
I am infinitely dumber for having read that. Unbelievable.
Somebody call Miami Metro, ask for Dexter... he will put this worthless POS in his place.
Seriously though, this moron deserves every terrible thing that comes his miserable way.
Life is short.... go no huddle
youre a fucking idiot
Pete Fiutak responded
Because I want players to be able to realize their NFL dreams and not lose millions of dollars? Why don't you?
1:34 PM (6 minutes ago)
No, bc u wasted ur time putting an article out that is unrealistic and put the blame of a freak football accident on Spurrier and lattimore... These kids are competitors, they're not gonna sit. Its assinine. what u should be writing and what should come from this is they should be getting a share of the billions made off of their blood sweat and tears, literally. Get a clue dude. I'm sick of ur kind writing outrageous articles to get twitter mentions and undeserved notorioty. Its scum like u that gives writers a bad name and why the majority of coaches speak in cliche and don't speak their mind.
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Do you guys not see the part where it says thanks for reading? This guy is a shock jock. Do the same thing we did with Ron and ignore the fool.
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