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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

NFL Players and Papers

Does anyone in the NFL who plays watch or read the news? I have to wonder at times. There is always someone getting themselves in trouble with the law, drugs, abuse, felony, etc. I thought the NFL had programs in recent years to combat these behaviors. Don't the players themselves get tired of all of the negativism the new creates on their league and themselves? It seems to occur more and more lately, McMichael, Taylor, Winslow Jr., etc. The list goes on like a role call for an entire team.
Do they do it because they can not control their actions or do they do it thinking they are above the law, or maybe they think they can get away with it. I am sorry, but the "everybody's doing it defense" just won't cut it. Rarely does, if at all anyway. It is bad enough that the problems with the law get in the new, the other negative stuff rules headlines as well - the holdouts, contract negotiations, etc. It would be nice to see some highlights in the news of the good some players do - the good guys - you remember - Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Warrick Dunn, etc. The role call there could build a team too.
I am tired as a fan hearing others point things out that is wrong with the sport - it would be good to be able to hear about and come back with things that are good and great about the sport. Focusing on the positives of what the good guys do for once. You could get lucky and see a spot on a pre-game show, but some of the things these guys do is great - it is a shame to see it all overshadowed by the bad apples.


Blogger Theresa said...

I agree. If you DIG, you'll find the time they spend doing good for others, but should we have to dig? NO, the same goes for the typical person. Do something bad, it's all over the place, do something abnormally good, and your neighborhood paper MIGHT put something in it's middle section about ya, but that's it!

New to fantasy football - by the way-looking forward to the experience!

7/13/2005 12:27:00 PM  

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