Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NFL players are slaves? Yeah, right

Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver continues to rehab his wrecked knee, despite being locked out by the NFL owners.

He should consider doing the same for his mouth.

I like Weaver. He seems like a nice guy.

But in a recent appearance on Comcast Sports Net, he endorsed comments made by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, likening NFL players and their plight to “slavery.”

Before he got hurt, Weaver signed a three-year contract extension worth
$11 million, believed to be one of the richest ever paid to an NFL fullback.

Sure sounds like slavery to me.

The fact that these modern-day athletes could so blithely place their current labor impasse alongside one of the darkest moments in American history just shows how out of touch they are.

I’m not for the owners or players in this thing. I just want to see their labor impasse settled and get them back playing football again.

And if someone wants to make me an $11 million slave, then all I have to say is where do I sign up?

2 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Wow, okay I'll say, most of us are probably thinking it but once again we have a play on the "Race Card."
Rich white owners (I'm not positive but pretty sure most if not all the NFL team owners are white)holding the black man down.
Haven't heard a White, Asian or Hispanic player throw out the slavery word.
Phil you pretty much put this in the right context when you mentioned "The fact that these modern-day athletes could so blithely place their current labor impasse alongside one of the darkest moments in American history just shows how out of touch they are."
To me this is very disrespectful to all the people of slavery in this country who lived horrible, repressed, harsh lives.
Just plain ignorance on the players making these statements! Why has Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al not stepped up to defend the families of slavery from these offensive, disrespectful remarks? C'mon!!................Bob

March 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM 
Blogger Bob said...

Wow, okay I'll say, most of us are probably thinking it but once again we have a play on the "Race Card."
Rich white owners (I'm not positive but pretty sure most if not all the NFL team owners are white)holding the black man down.
Haven't heard a White, Asian or Hispanic player throw out the slavery word.
Phil you pretty much put this in the right context when you mentioned "The fact that these modern-day athletes could so blithely place their current labor impasse alongside one of the darkest moments in American history just shows how out of touch they are."
To me this is very disrespectful to all the people of slavery in this country who lived horrible, repressed, harsh lives.
Just plain ignorance on the players making these statements! Why has Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al not stepped up to defend the families of slavery from these offensive, disrespectful remarks? C'mon!!................Bob

March 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home