Matthias wrote:then you're an idiot.
You are an A-hole
Matthias wrote:under your logic, he shouldn't bitch if they paid him $2MM/year because he's still getting paid millions to, "play a game."
That's correct. He is getting paid millions to play a game. As far as bitching goes, there are legitimate gripes (unsafe work environment, breach of contract, etc), and then there are stupid, whiny pissy complaints (like blasting his employer publicly for not celebrating his 100th TD catch, even though they did celebrate his 100th career TD (including rush TDs).
A) the Eagles never agreed to "celebrate" anything.
B) if you ever did that sort of thing in a normal work environment, you would be fired
Matthias wrote: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.
Who gives a rat's anus? That has absolutely no bearing on this discussion. He is making way more than almost every other player at his position, despite all the baggage he brings to the table. Whether he should have negotiated a more lucrative deal, or whether the Raiders overpaid (Al Davis overpaid for Moss, he also used a #1 draft pick on a KICKER) has absolutely no bearing on this argument. . .
ESPECIALLY since he AGREED TO THE TERMS OF THE DEAL. So quit bitching that he isn't getting his due, just cause mabye 5 guys in the league are paid more than him. He accepted the contract.
There are plenty of players who played at his level, and were MORE instrumental in their respective offenses, who don't bitch like he does. It's called CLASS. Guys like Marshall Faulk and Jerry Rice had it, win or lose. TO has no idea what class is, because he lacks it utterly.
Matthias wrote: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.
No. They are paid to play a game, go to practice, and are prohibited from ingesting certain drugs. They don't keep themselves in peak physical condition 365 days a year, that's why they have training camp. They get paid more when they do well, so they are incentivized to maximize their performance by staying fit. If TO wanted to eat McDonald's every day, there is probably nothing in his contract that prevents him from doing so.
Matthias wrote: Think about that the next time you throw down a pizza.
I have never "thrown down" a pizza in my life. Mabye you have. And not "throwing down" a pizza can hardly be considered difficult or unreasonable for a guy making $7M a year. (I do it for free)
Matthias wrote: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.*
Wrong again. There are plenty of people born with talent. There are also plenty of other players who put in just as much work as TO, but don't have the talent to play as well as he does. What separates TO is TALENT, not work.
Matthias wrote: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).
Good. I am glad we both agree that he deserves to receive the amount stipulated in the contract HE ACCEPTED. Also, the contract was negotiated BEFORE Randy Moss was signed. If he wanted the ability to re-adjust his contract to current market value, he should have signed a 1 or 2 year deal. Instead, he signed what was, at the time, a very lucrative 7 year deal because he wanted long-term guaranteed money. You don't get to have it both ways, imbecile. You take the best offer you can get at the time. If you want to renegotiate next year, you don't agree to a 7 year term.
Matthias wrote: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).
Wow! What a stellar human being he is for not having shot somebody!!! What a good point!!! I stand corrected.
That's like saying I am a good guy because I haven't eaten anybody. NOT doing stuff like that should be assumed. That's baseline humanity, dude. I haven't carjacked anybody, or blown up any buildings, so should I also not get any flack when I open my mouth and act like a jackass (as you have done in your post)? I don't really feel like handing out medals and citizenship awards to every guy who hasn't killed somebody while driving drunk, or who hasn't cheated on his wife.
Matthias wrote:* Intentional subject-verb disagreement to prove a point. Don't think you have a, "gotcha!"
This one was intentional.
Matthias wrote:You, son, is ignorant.*
But this one wasnt'
Matthias wrote:There's plenty of people born with talent
There ARE plenty of people . . . not "is" (as in the contraction "there's")