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Calvin Johnson gets 7-yr $132 million contract

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Over it! That kind of salary is wrong in so many ways. I think they have gone from stupid to insane with regards to players salaries. We are, IMHO, witnessing the ultimate demise of pro football, this is the beginning ...

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #21
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Over it! That kind of salary is wrong in so many ways. I think they have gone from stupid to insane with regards to players salaries. We are, IMHO, witnessing the ultimate demise of pro football, this is the beginning of the end. Maybe i am too old school for today's game. Whatever happened to playing for the love of the game. Remembering the days when Johnny U and all other players had off-season jobs just to survive. What makes things worse is most players today cannot manage their "wealth". It is stupid, ridiculous and absolutely f...ing insane. Our priorties in the US are so screwed up . . . see how many of these so called superstars will defend you if America is invaded and our troops, who we owe our way of life to, can barely make it on their wages, or our first responders. I could continue for a while on this rant but it is pointless when we place more importance in a football player than others that are more critical to our daily lives. It is not just the NFL, it is NBA, MLB, PGA, NASCAR and all other over-priced assinine "entertainers" as well. I for one am over it!

Hey Goodell . . . This year we will kick ass for free!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:14 AM   #22
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That was then, this is now ... the problem is the big money professional sports generates. If the players don't fight for their cut, the owners just pocket more. The fans are the ones who pay the price.

I remember the days when players took local jobs in the offseason ... Alex Karras used to bounce at a popular lounge in Detroit and Gordie Howe ran a hardware store (which he eventually bought/franchised), among others ... those were the days, my friend.
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