ampant wrote:What an ass he is. There are millions of guys with personalities just like his that end up working at DQ or Wal-Mart because they weren't lucky enough to be born with talent. He is pissed off at the eagles for paying him damn near 50 million over 7 years. What a sad sack of a person. If you paid me that much to do a job . . ehrm . . excuse me . . . PLAY A GAME for millions of dollars, I wouldn't bitch about out a thing.
then you're an idiot. under your logic, he shouldn't bitch if they paid him $2MM/year because he's still getting paid millions to, "play a game."
a) Randy Moss signed an 8-year, $75MM contract this year with $18MM guaranteed.
b) Terrell signed a 7-year, $48MM contract with $10MM guaranteed.
c) They're not getting paid to play a game. They're getting paid to keep themselves in peak physical condition 365 days a year. Think about that the next time you throw down a pizza.
d) There's plenty of people born with talent; there are few that put in the necessary time and effort to hone it so finely. You think that this is all he wakes up one morning like this? You, son, is ignorant.*
e) In any line of work, if you're willing to accept 25% less than someone at your level, simply because you make enough, you deserve to be underpaid (and really, it's potentially underpaid by 50% since the bonus is the only guaranteed money).
f) As Terrell pointed out in an interview once, he's never shot anybody; he's never been charged with drug possession; never charged with weapons possession; never had a DUI; never been charged with any sort of sexual assault. And he catches tons more flack than players who have. Mostly, he is villified for adding entertainment to the game (his contract crap aside).
* Intentional subject-verb disagreement to prove a point. Don't think you have a, "gotcha!"