Brady: You Can Fool Some of the People Some of the Time but You Can’t Fool all of the People all of the Time

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There is an old saying “you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” This saying is very apropos for what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been doing for years within the Patriots organization. Has Robert Kraft been duped by their shenanigans? Possibly or he has just turned the other way because the team was winning, “by any means necessary.”

After the Brady ruling was upheld, the countless articles and comments by sports writers and commentators have just been nauseating and really missing the point of what transpired. There have been comments that the League conspired against Tom Brady or the Commissioner’s statement about the destroyed phone was inaccurate and better yet the air out of 11 of 12 balls was not to the degree previously believed. How can there be a conspiracy when the balls were in fact deflated?

At the end of the day none of this matters because the fact of the matter is 11 of the 12 balls were below standard and two people, who I like to refer to as the “water boys” albeit they were the equipment managers, lost their jobs and no one is crying foul about their termination. If you want to know what happened to John Jastremski and James McNally, it is my understanding they were suspended indefinitely without pay by the Club, effective on May 6, 2015.  Since they have been so quite throughout this process, it’s possible they are working in some other capacity within the organization or just being paid on the low, wink, wink!!! Shaking My Head!!!

By the way, can we see their bank statements?

Looking at the Totality of another Patriots Cheating Scandal:

The Equipment Mangers a/k/a The Deflators: We are supposed to believe that these men masterminded a plot to deflate the footballs all by themselves.  A reasonable person would ask, why they would do something like that. Surely, they were aware of the repercussions that would follow if they were caught. Also, since Tom Brady is alleging that he was not involved in the scandal, how did these men know what Brady’s preference was? Maybe they are mind readers and as a result of this unique skillset they were able to surmise that in order for Tom Brady to be able to grip the football and make accurate throws the air pressure needed to be below the standard. These are some of the lowest paid men in the locker room and we are to believe that on their own without encouragement from anyone in management they deflated the footballs. They were willing to sacrifice their livelihood so that Tom Brady could be successful, really?

Bigger question: If Tom Brady was not involved in this scam, why didn’t he say something about the weight of the balls? He’s supposed to be a professional and know what the rules are so didn’t he have a duty to correct the matter? Instead he threw the deflated balls without any hesitation because he thought he could continue to fool people. However, as we’ve seen from all of the Patriots cheating scams it only works for a period of time but eventually your own sins will find you out.

The Gig is Up: The ball is caught by a Colts defensive player, he informs the refs that something is not right and BOOM, the bomb is dropped and the investigation commences.

The League Hires Ted Wells to Investigate: Who is Ted Wells? Let’s take a look at his pedigree. He received his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross, his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a litigation partner at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, which is one of the top litigation law firms in the country. The National Law Journal has selected Ted Wells as one of America’s best white-collar defense attorneys on numerous occasions. As a reminder, when the Wells Report was published initially, Brady’s agent cried foul and said that he took copious notes at the meeting and he would release them to the press and prove the report was inaccurate. Well, Ted Wells hosted a conference call and told Mr. Yee to “bring it” and release his copious notes, which he never did. Ted Wells made it very clear that he would not allow anyone to question his integrity and Yee never made that statement again. Keep in mind Mr. Wells has a fiduciary duty to investigate the alleged infraction without prejudice for either side. Another thing to consider, when Brady and his team refused to turn over his phone to Mr. Wells it was under the guise of privacy, please Ted Wells is a partner at one of the top law firms in the country, he nor any member of his team is interested in who Tom Brady is calling. I’m sure his client list of multi-million dollar corporations run circles around the people programmed into Tom Brady’s phone. As someone who has worked with lawyers, they are far too busy trying to do the deal or get to the heart of the issue to worry about something as petty as who someone is calling. Clearly, Tom Brady and his team are not very in touch with how the legal profession works, think far too highly of themselves and had something to hide.

The Commissioner renders his Decision: Upon the review of the Wells Report, Commissioner Goodell fined the Patriots organization a million dollars, deprived them of future draft picks and suspended Tom Brady for 4 games without pay. In my opinion that is a slap on the wrist and something Tom Brady and the NFLPA should have taken in stride and moved on. Tom Brady should have been suspended for the entire season. The Patriots should have been stripped of the championship trophy and Belichick should have been suspended as well. The Commissioner destroyed the Saints based on innuendo and rumors so the same principle should have applied to the Patriots but I digress.

The NFLPA and Tom Brady Appeal: Upon appeal, Brady was asked to turnover his phone. Instead, he informed the Commissioner that the phone had been destroyed and there was no way to retrieve the messages. What? Who does that? Why did he destroy his phone? That’s akin to shredding documents that contain vital information during a lawsuit or investigation. Give me a break, we are supposed to believe that Brady’s friends wanted him to get an IPhone and stop using his Samsung and that’s why he destroyed the phone, now he just sounds STUPID!!!

Surprise!!! Brady loses his appeal and more nonsense ensues. Now the NFLPA is filing a lawsuit on the federal level.   Really, Why? The court docket is already packed with really important cases but these idiots want the court to forget about more pressing matters and worry about football, they should be fined for wasting the court’s time with this foolishness.

There was no conspiracy, Tom Brady ordered the deflation of the footballs and the Commissioner was right to uphold the original decision.

 

1RAREGRL SAYS: Tom Brady you are just a few days shy of your 38th birthday, accept the fact that your hands are too small to grip the standard size football in order for you to throw deep passes down field so you have to cheat.  BOY BYE!!!! 

ANOTHER THING: WHY ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR LEGACY, YOUR LEGACY IS INTACT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS A CHEATER, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURT ROOM.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE TWO EQUIPMENT MANAGERS!!! 

Dan Snyder and Jay Gruden: Don’t Fall Victim to the Vile Media; Support RG3

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Don’t you just love when someone comes out and makes a statement that is meant to destroy a person but they do it under the guise of anonymity? Well, this is what’s happening to RG3. Apparently, one of the offensive coaches of the Washington Redskins stated to the media that RG3 is done. My question is if you believe that RG3 is done; why are you hiding under the cloak on anonymity? BE A MAN AND SHOW YOURSELF!!!!

Coach Gruden, it is your job to make sure your staff toes-the-line. No one on your staff should be allowed to make negative statements about the team’s franchise quarterback or any other member of the team without your prior approval. You have been given the opportunity of a lifetime by Dan Snyder. Although, you have never been a head coach for an NFL franchise it speaks volumes to the confidence the Redskins organization has in you. Therefore, as the head coach there is an expectation that you will work with RG3 to ensure that he grows into a winning quarterback and not fall victim to the vile media. He has already proven that he processes the abilities and skills necessary to be a winner. However, without your support and the support of your staff you run the risk of destroying this young man’s career.

RG3 is only 25 years old and still has a lot of football to play. You know as well as I do that football is hard and it’s even harder to build a winning franchise when the media places a target on a players back and just continues to vilify that player for no reason other than gaining headlines. I appreciate the fact that the Redskins organization broke with tradition and did not hire one of the coaches that has been on the NFL coaching carousal. It is time for NFL teams to take chances on new coaches who can bring different ideas, schematics and change the game by adapting to the players coming out of college. Stop forcing the players into these antiquated schemes, develop new ones.

The seven seasons you served as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be a good foundation for you but you still have an uphill battle especially if you don’t shut the media down about RG3. You and Dan Snyder need to come together and show a united front and let it be known that RG3 is the teams’ quarterback. Additionally, I highly recommend that Doug Williams becomes RG3’s mentor. I realize RG3 may have misspoken on occasion but he’s young and young people make mistakes but the media will take a statement made by a player and scrutinize it until it takes on a life of its own. In light of the fact that you’ve being given this opportunity, you need to stand firmly behind RG3 and let the vile media know that he is the quarterback for the team and you’re supporting him.

Additionally, you need to find out who on your staff is out there making these negative statements and give him the boot because that kind of behavior is unacceptable, unprofessional and has no place in the locker room.

 

1RAREGRL

“The Vilification of RG3 has already Started”

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Football season has not even started and the “so-called” sports analysts have already started to vilify RG3. Let me start by saying, I’ve heard all the rumors such as he’s a jerk, arrogant, not a team player and the guys in the locker room don’t respect or like him, blah, blah, blah.

First of all, there are 53 men on the roster, not everyone is going to like everybody so my response to the locker room rumor is; put that into perspective and stop using it as the gospel. If he’s perceived as arrogant, he has to be in order to play the game. You can’t expect him to step on the football field and be timid, do you?

RG3 started his career under Coach Mike Shanahan, whose coaching style was still stuck in the days when he coached John Elway and the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 1998 and 1999. He was regarded as a “genius” on the coaching field. The word “genius” is thrown around far too often when people are just doing their job. In Washington as in Denver Shanahan was running the West Coast Offense, which is the passing game. Why? It gets’ cold as HELL in Washington, so why was there so much emphasis placed on passing the football? The team would have fared better had he developed a running game along with the passing game and allowed RG3 to use his arm and legs at the most opportune time.

It is my understanding that Coach Shanahan is not known for his defensive prowess. Therefore, the offense was probably on the field more often than not. The Redskins offensive line was subpar so it was only a matter of time before RG3 would be injured.  After all, Shanahan wanted a mobile QB or so he said.

It annoys to me to the ninth power that these so-called sports analysts are just writing RG3 off, when there are a number of QBs that have come back from injuries. For instance, Peyton Manning and Tony Romo had back surgery but they were not written off. Carson Palmer has shifted from team to team and has never really lived up to his Heisman Trophy win but you don’t see the “so-called” analyst writing him off and saying that he’s done. Carson Palmer is 35 years old and will be 36 in December, so what’s up?

RG3 is 25 years old and still has a lot of football left to play, if he is put in the right system with the right coach. Coach Shanahan should never have been hired by the Redskins because he was still living in the nineties and had no idea about how to coach a player like RG3. NFL teams have got to stop hiring all of these old has been coaches and be willing to take a gamble on younger coaches who know how to coach the players coming out of college today.

OMG, these coaches are still hanging onto the pocket passer under the guise that it prevents the QB from getting hurt. That is absolutely horse feathers and you know horses don’t have feathers. If that were true, Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and even Aaron Rodgers would not have been injured. That is all smoke being blown by these old coaches so they can continue to be hired when they have been fired for being ineffective by another team. It is time to send these coaches home and take a chance on more modern and progressive thinking coaches. It’s interesting that these analysts are kinder to Sam Bradford, who was a total bust. Bradford received a $50,000,000 guaranteed deal and has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. He changed the game alright; he made the owners so mad that a rookie pay scale was instituted.

You so-called analyst can be kind to Sam Bradford but you don’t want to give RG3 a chance because some of you feel he fancies himself Peyton Manning. It is highly unlikely when RG3 wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror he says to himself, “Hey I’m the next Peyton Manning.” 

You so-called sports analysts BLOW!!!

 

1RAREGRL

 

NFL Contracts: What Is the Franchise Tag and Who Benefits from It?

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Since a number of teams assign the Franchise Tag to players that are vital to their organization, I wanted to understand why, who benefits and what is involved in the process. Naturally, I had to locate the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and review the section of the agreement that defines the Franchise Tag. For those of you interested in doing some research on your own, the Collective Bargaining Agreement can be found on line.

The Franchise Tag is defined in Article 10 starting on page 44 of the 2011 – 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement. A Club (i.e. Team) is permitted to franchise a player who would otherwise be an Unrestricted Free Agent or a Restricted Free Agent. If a player is designated by a Club as Franchise Player that Franchise Player is only allowed to negotiate or sign a Player Contract with that Club during the period the player is so designated, regardless of the number of his Accrued Seasons.

When a Club decides to Franchise a player, on the date the designation is made, the Club must notify the player and the NFLPA which one of the following two potential required tenders the Club has selected:

  1. Non Exclusive Franchise Tender; or
  2. Exclusive Franchise Tender.

Regardless of whether the player is designated as Non Exclusive or Exclusive, the Player Contract is for one year only. There is no salary negotiation with respect to the Franchise Tag. Once a club makes this designation, the CBA outlines what the player’s salary is and it is based on the following calculation for a Non Exclusive Franchise Player:

(I) the average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position (within the categories set forth in Section 7(a) below) at which the Franchise Player participated in the most plays during the prior League Year, which average shall be calculated by: (1) summing the amounts of the Franchise Tags for players at that position for the five preceding League Years; (2) dividing the resulting amount by the sum of the Salary Caps for the five preceding League Years (using the average of the amounts of the 2009 and 2011 Salary Caps as the Salary Cap amount for the 2010 League Year); and (3) multiplying the resulting percentage by the Salary Cap for the upcoming League Year (e.g., when calculating the Tender for the 2012 League Year, dividing the aggregate sum of the Franchise Tags for players at that position for the 2007–2011 League Years by the aggregate sum of the Salary Caps for the 2007–2011 League Years and multiplying the result by the amount of the Salary Cap for the 2012 League Year) (the “Cap Percentage Average”) (See Appendix E of the CBA for an illustrative example); or (B) 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater.

The above means, they take the five largest salaries for that position for the prior year and calculate an average and that’s what the player will be paid for the year. Therefore, the player does not have a voice on how much he should be paid. I have to ask again, who does the Franchise Tag benefit?

In my opinion, this provision is so that teams can manage budgets and pay key players, like Dez Bryant, less than what they’re worth. Also, after the year, the Club can decide to franchise the player again or cut the player and not owe him any more money. So you’ve paid the player less than what he’s worth, taken his voice away and he runs the risk of being fired.

Why did the NFLPA agree to a provision like this?

Clearly, this provision benefits the owners and not the players. I have said it before and I will say it again, the NFLPA is weak. Roger Goodell is guaranteed $44,000,000 a year and this does not include bonuses for doing nothing. He can’t even suspend Shady Brady for cheating but he figured out how to twist the NFLPA’s arm and force them to agree to this one sided provision.

I understand the need to manage budgets because it is vital to any organization not to bleed money but when the primary source of income are these players, then teams must come up with better ways of managing their budgets. For instance, this demand for new stadiums every ten years needs to stop. This places a financial burden on the cities, fans and your organizations. Fans don’t go to the games because of the stadium we go the see our favorite team play and hopefully win.

Stay tuned for more on the Franchise Tag.

1RAREGRL

“But For the Williams Sisters American Tennis would be a Bust”

(Getty Images)Serena at the Champions Ball. Novak Djokovic mentioned after his Wimbledon win that he wanted to have a dance with Serena at the ball.

Image result for images of venus williamsThe Williams Sisters when they were little girls primed for taking the tennis world by storm.

Serena and Venus Williams represent everything that America is supposed to be about, “hard work and determination.”  Yet, it is amazing how unpatriotic some Americans are when it comes to celebrating the Williams sisters’ accomplishments and rooting for them in matches against opponents from other countries.   I would NEVER root against any American when the competition is from another country.  Yet, so many Americans find it very easy do when it comes to supporting Venus and Serena Williams.  I have seen social media posts and articles where the comments are about their style of play, bodies and even their gender has been called into question.  However, American magazines are quick to say how beautiful Caitlyn Jenner is, really?  This is 65 year old man that changed his gender.  No woman and I don’t care how much surgery she has, is gorgeous and amazing at the age 65 in a mini skirt.

Americans root against the Williams sisters when they are the only people keeping American tennis on the map.  After Serena won her sixth Wimbledon title some idiot has the nerve to say she is built like a man and that’s why she won.  Really, just how stupid are some people?  Have these people looked at pictures of Martina Navratilova or Billie Jean King, neither one of these women were the most feminine on or off the court but they were amazing tennis player and that is what matters.  However, some people find it easy to make derogatory and/or demeaning comments about these amazing women.  Although Venus is not where she once was because of health issues she is still ranked number nine (9) amongst the ten (10) greatest female tennis players and I enjoy watching her and Serena play against and with each other.  America doesn’t even have a male tennis player to root for. The last real American tennis player was Pete Sampras.  Andy Roddick was a flash in the pan and was marginal at best.  The Williams sister are the truth and always have been but American papers, magazines and analyst don’t want to give them the accolades they truly deserve.

Set forth below are the ten (10) greatest female tennis players based on what they have accomplished in the tennis arena:

    1. German tennis player Steffi Graf
    2. American tennis player Serena Williams
    3. Czechoslovakian tennis player Martina Navratilova
    4. Australian tennis player Margaret Court
    5. American tennis player Chris Evert Chris Evert
    6. American tennis player Billie Jean King
    7. Yugoslavian tennis player Monica Seles
    8. American tennis player Helen Wills
    9. American tennis player Venus Williams
    10. French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen

If Serena wins the U.S. Open next month, she becomes the third woman in history to win a calendar Slam and will tie Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam titles of all time.  This will be a true accomplishment for America because no other female tennis player has accomplished this feat.  Steffi Graff and Margaret Court are the only women tennis players to achieve a calendar slam.

Americans it’s time for you to be real patriots and root for Americans.

1RAREGRL

 

Is Kobe Bryant an Asset or a Liability to the Los Angeles Lakers?

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There have been several articles written about Kobe Bryant and the hold he has on the Lakers management and their inability to lure top talent to the team because of him.  Is that really true?  I have had numerous conversations with men, who have the same mindset and believe that Kobe is the driving force behind the Lakers not being able to win.

Sports analysts and people in general get great pleasure out of throwing the players under the bus for the demise of a team, when the truth of the matter is they have no control over the checkbook nor do they have any real decision making power.  Yes, the superstar of the team may be asked to meet with potential teammates or asked their opinion on players but at the end of the day the decision is not up to them.  That said, once these players take the floor together a dynamic may playout that does not always workout but that’s the nature of the game and it’s the responsibility of the coach to manage the personalities.

If one person is the reason for a team not being able to win, then that’s the reason for all of the losing teams around the League.  One person cannot make or break a team.  It is a combination of things.  Let’s start by looking at the management of the Lakers organization.

Under the leadership of Dr. Jerry Buss and Jerry West the team thrived.  In 2000, Jerry West left the Lakers after 40 years.  Jerry West tenure with the Lakers included being a player, coach, scout and general manager.  Under his reign he built a dynasty.  Because of his intricate knowledge of the game on all levels he was able to build successful teams.  It is very hard to replicate this kind of success when the knowledge base is not there.

Dr. Buss dies and the leadership of the organization plays out as follows:

Jeannie Buss:  Executive Vice President of Business Operations, President and Co-Owner

Jimmy Buss:  Assistant General Manager, Executive Vice President of Operations and Co-Owner

Mitch Kupchak:  President and General Manager

Dr. Buss had six (6) children with two different wives and the two children we hear the most about are Jeannie and Jimmy.  It is my understanding that the remaining four (4) other siblings have some form of control with respect to the team as well.  When you have a lot of siblings, money involved and no clear direction it is a recipe for disaster.

Let’s start with Jeannie Buss, who is engaged to Phil Jackson.  When Phil Jackson was hired as the Lakers coach he had been married for 26 years.  He gets’ a divorce and boom he’s dating the bosses daughter.  If you expect the siblings to be okay with that once Dr. Buss dies, think again.  Jeannie Buss grew up around the Lakers organization and has the most experience but does she have the respect of her siblings?

Jimmy Buss has not been very successful in business. He trained thoroughbred horses for a number of years, was president of the Lakers soccer team that folded and was in business with a friend that fell apart after the friend was killed in an accident.  Based on his track record, what does he bring in terms of experience to rebuilding the team?  I would say NOTHING!!!

What is the relationship between Jeannie and Jimmy Buss?  I want even begin to speculate about their relationship but the success of the team or the lack thereof under their leadership speaks volumes.

Mitch Kupchak officially became the general manager of the Lakers organization in 2000.  He is no Jerry West and we can’t expect him to be.  However, Jerry West was his mentor before he was promoted to GM so there is an expectation that his decisions over the years should have been better.  Based on what’s been going on with the Lakers his decision making leaves people “shaking their heads.”  One caveat to this is Jimmy Buss, who is the co-general manager and it’s unclear what role he’s playing in the decision making process.  All I can say is his lack of experience speaks for itself so if he’s providing feedback on players, Lord help the team.

Now to answer the question of whether Kobe is an asset or a liability; my answer is he’s an asset.  He brings experience, passion and a strong work ethic to the team.  Having Kobe on the team, keeps fans in the seats.  People still enjoy watching him play, regardless of whether they like him or not.  It is my understanding the he’s not very tolerant of players that are not as serious as he is about the game.  The truth be told no one wants to work with slackers no matter what the job is.  Is it possible that his passion turns his teammates off?  Of course, but the coach has to manage this.  Also, Kobe is playing with men who are capable of standing up for themselves.

My recommendation to fans is to stop blaming Kobe Bryant and look at the management of the team.  Albeit, there is nothing that can be done about the management of the team because it is what it is but stop placing the blame on the person with the least amount of power.  I know it makes for a good sound bite to say Kobe Bryant is the reason the team is not successful but it’s just not the truth.

 

1RAREGRL

 

 

Peeling Back the Onion on NFL Contracts Causes Some People to Cry

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People of are the misguided belief that football players in the NFL make a boat load of money and that they’re being greedy when they hold out for more.  Once I started investigating NFL contracts and comparing them to NBA and MLB contracts I was blown away by the disparity and injustice of the pay scale.  I decided that’s it’s time to peel back the layers of the onion on NFL contracts and show fans what’s really happening to these men.  Honestly, the majority of them are not being paid for the hazardous work they do.  If you are not Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, the money is funny.

One thing to consider is that statics show the average playing career for a football player is approximately three (3) years unless he is a super star and does not receive a career ending injury.  Of the 53 man roster, most fans only know the name of the quarterback, wide receiver, tight end and running back.  There are the Richard Sherman’s and J.J. Watts but they are few and far between.  Football is a violent sport with the highest propensity for injuries of all the professional sports.  A lot of the contracts the players enter into NEVER materialize and the management knows from the onset that they have no intention of honoring these deals.  I will continue to cry foul on the NFLPA because the leadership is poor and is not working in the best interest of the players.

I have said it before and I will say it again, Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the NFL, is guaranteed a salary of $44,000,000 a year and his head and body is not being busted up.  Keep in mind the $44M is just his salary it is not inclusive of bonuses, which I’m sure he receives.  The NFL is a well-oiled machine, there is no reason to pay Goodell this kind of money and only pay the players peanuts who are putting their minds and body on the line.

The owners in the NFL are the wealthiest of all the professional sports.  The average ticket prices for the professional sports are as follows:

NFL — $84.00

NHL — $62.00

NBA — $54.00

MLB — $30.00

Get this:  the NFL team with the highest ticket price for the 2014 season was the New England Patriots so not only do they cheat to win but they rip off their fans, call the Police!!! I CRY FOUL!!!

The NFL 2015 league minimum pay for players depending on their years in the league is as follows:

0 $435,000
1 $510,000
2 $585,000
3 $660,000
4-6 $745,000
7-9 $870,000
10+ $970,000

NBA 2015 League Minimum Pay:

Years in NBA  2015-16
0  $525,093
1  $845,059
2  $947,276
3  $981,348
4  $1,015,421
5  $1,100,602
6  $1,185,784
7  $1,270,964
8  $1,356,146
9  $1,362,897
10+  $1,499,187

MLB minimum pay for 2015 is $507,500, years don’t matter because players receive a cost of living increase each year they’re in the league.  Therefore, the league minimum is primarily for players new the league.

As you can see, as the layers of the onion are peeled back, NFL players are not being paid anywhere close to their counterparts in other professional sports.  Please, I know what they’re been paid is nothing to thumb your nose at but put it in perspective, the sport is violent, a lot of them have ended up with early onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s or other debilitating ailments that the average person does not encounter.  Keep in mind you’re looking at “gross” before Uncle Sam takes his cut and the agent.

For instance, the league minimum for one year is $510,000, ½ goes to Uncle Sam, now he player is at $255,000, less another 15% to the agent $38,250 so the player’s net pay over 16 games is $216,750. Put that in the hands of a young man that has never had a dime in his life and he broke and delivering pizza during the off season and praying he gets’ picked up for the next season.   Don’t add a “baby mama” in the mix.

See how peeling back the onion can make you cry.

 

1RAREGRL

Russell Wilson Will Not Be Snowed or Bullied!!!!

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There have been several negative articles written lately about Russell Wilson because this young man has chosen to put himself first and he’s figured out that these NFL contracts are just smoke and mirrors.  It’s amazing that he’s being called arrogant and whiny because he will not bow down to the Machine that is the Seattle Seahawks and the League.

Russell Wilson has been playing for three (3) seasons under the “rookie” salary that was implemented in 2011.  For those of you that don’t know nor bother to educate yourselves, let me hit you with the real deal about Russell Wilson’s current pay.  He signed a four (4) year, $2,996,702 contract, which included a $619,400 signing bonus, $2,996,774 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $749,176. In 2015, Wilson will earn a base salary of $1,542,000. Wilson has a cap hit of $1,696,868 while his dead money value is $154,868.  Yes, this is more money than a lot of people make but don’t compare his salary to firemen, policemen, janitors or anyone else.  Your comparisons should be to people in like professions (i.e. NBA, MLB).  These kinds of comparisons show your ignorance and your unwillingness to investigate just what a con these NFL contracts are.  By the way, Uncle Sam is entitled to half and another 15% or 20% will go the agent so Wilson’s net pay under this deal when it’s all said and done will be approximately $1,273,629.

Well, guess what?  Russell Wilson’s pedigree speaks for itself and if you educated yourselves on his family legacy you would understand that he is not a man that will allow anyone to take advantage of him.  His late father was a lawyer and is mother is a legal nurse consultant.  He is from a family of educators, successful coaches and athletes.  I’m sure his inner circle is comprised of people that have HIS best interest at heart, BOOM!!!

In case you buffoons have forgotten as you write your negative articles, Sam Bradford, the first round number 1 overall draft pick in 2010, negotiated a six year $78,045,000 contract with $50M guaranteed and he has NEVER played a down.  It was after this debacle that caused owners to start crying foul about dolling out hefty contracts to unproven rookies.   Do you have any thoughts on that?

Are you saying Russell Wilson, who has proven himself, and has won a Super Bowl is not entitled to a better deal? If you are, you are all idiots and should not be allowed to write articles.  That’s my two cents on your inane articles.

1RAREGRL