Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 71
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 119,458, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jsmith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tulsa
    Posts
    6,193
    Points
    119,458
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Vikings' Adrian Peterson compares NFL to 'modern-day slavery' - TwinCities.com

    Really Mr. Peterson? When did slaves ever earn a $10.72 million base salary with the option of leaving pretty much whenever they wanted? Perhaps certain NFL players should think about what they say sometimes before they say it.


    ____________________________________

    You can't die. That would upset the equilibrium in the Cave.
    Warning: Posts contain 98% post-sarcastic content.
    Hoiball

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 51,072, Level: 69
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 78
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Drive4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    972
    Posts
    5,541
    Points
    51,072
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 42

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    I get what he's saying but yeah, slavery is/was no joke. Poor choice of words on his part.

    I do think NFL players are slightly underpaid overall.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 113,553, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    madcityCY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    5,759
    Points
    113,553
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 90
    Given: 163

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    facepalm??



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 60,048, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 2
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyched's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    2,553
    Points
    60,048
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 115
    Given: 77

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery



    Quote Originally Posted by CloneinWDSM View Post
    LOL ya right. If we win 9 games, I'll wax my entire body.

  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 24,006, Level: 47
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 544
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    dtclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    1,630
    Points
    24,006
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    I'm kind of disappointed in AP for saying that. I never thought of him as one of the NFL Prima Donnas but he sure sounds like one after this comment.



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 8,999, Level: 28
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 351
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Clones33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    WDM, IA
    Posts
    535
    Points
    8,999
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    While his comment is ludicrous, everything else he says in the article is pretty good. The writer even came out today and said he wishes he would have left the 'slavery' quote out of the story. That said, the 'slavery' quote is what is generating readers for his story, so I bet he doesn't regret it too much.


    Follow me on Twitter: @spostma3 ( http://twitter.com/#!/spostma3 )

    Read my Blog: http://average-steve.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    Walk On
    Points: 6,943, Level: 24
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 107
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    BuzzBuzzBuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    AMES
    Posts
    169
    Points
    6,943
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    This is pathetic. Adrian needs a little education on slavery... I'm embarrassed for him.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 186,837, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Rhoadhoused's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    8,547
    Points
    186,837
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 483
    Given: 224

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Read the whole statement before you pass judgement. Incredibly stupid of him to say slavery, but the only thing wrong with what he says is using the word slavery. Everything else he says has nothing to do with slavery and his description of his opinion in no way describes slavery.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 94,287, Level: 95
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 763
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    xboxfever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,969
    Points
    94,287
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 212

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    He needs to get a taste of the real world. Not a world making millions of dollars, doing what you love, living however you want to live, having the hottest woman drooling all of you, oh, and did I mention having millions of dollars doing what you love?



  10. #10
    Hooper drives the boat, Chief
    Points: 598,824, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Mr Janny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    22,139
    Points
    598,824
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,183
    Given: 109

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Don't be silly, Adrian Peterson.


    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
    -Simon Belmont

    "Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
    -Master Shake

    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
    -Lorem Ipsum

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 59,751, Level: 75
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 299
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    besserheimerphat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Posts
    2,563
    Points
    59,751
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 110

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Adrian Peterson's experience is not the common experience in the NFL. There are a TON of guys making significantly less money who do have to worry about whether or not they'll have a job the next week. Sure there are guys making multiple millions per year, but there are far more who put in the same effort and have the same problems with friends and family looking for "investors" but aren't famous and make just more than the league minimum. And their money may not be guaranteed - no play, no pay. For the non-superstars who comprise the majority of the league, I imagine it would be very stressful. Add to that there is a significant chance that they'll have major health issues later in life even if they don't suffer a career ending injury, and the average career is only three years anyway.

    EDIT: I agree that comparing it to slavery was not a good idea, but I think I can understand what he means.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 117,380, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    bellzisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Norwalk
    Posts
    6,392
    Points
    117,380
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 23

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    The average player makes $800,000 a year and the average length of time in the league is 3 years.

    I think with an EDUCATION and a plan for the future that I could make that money last. I would love to start life in my early 20's with that kind of money. So excuse me if I'm not feeling sorry for this BS, not making enough money crap.

    I think EDUCATION might be the key word. It got lost somewhere along the way. You give stupid people money and they do stupid things and get stupid things.



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 29,484, Level: 52
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 266
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    abcguyks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Olathe
    Posts
    1,653
    Points
    29,484
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 37
    Given: 39

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Adrian Peterson's experience is not the common experience in the NFL. There are a TON of guys making significantly less money who do have to worry about whether or not they'll have a job the next week. Sure there are guys making multiple millions per year, but there are far more who put in the same effort and have the same problems with friends and family looking for "investors" but aren't famous and make just more than the league minimum. And their money may not be guaranteed - no play, no pay. For the non-superstars who comprise the majority of the league, I imagine it would be very stressful. Add to that there is a significant chance that they'll have major health issues later in life even if they don't suffer a career ending injury, and the average career is only three years anyway.

    EDIT: I agree that comparing it to slavery was not a good idea, but I think I can understand what he means.
    NO ONE is forcing AP or any of the others to play football. If they don't like it, get a real job!



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 205,407, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,755
    Points
    205,407
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 148
    Given: 92

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Adrian Peterson's experience is not the common experience in the NFL. There are a TON of guys making significantly less money who do have to worry about whether or not they'll have a job the next week. Sure there are guys making multiple millions per year, but there are far more who put in the same effort and have the same problems with friends and family looking for "investors" but aren't famous and make just more than the league minimum.
    Which in 2010 was $320,000. Nobody is forcing anybody to play in the NFL. Supposedly most of the players get a college education. If you don't like the working conditions of your present job, do what everybody else who doesn't play professional sports does: put up with it and shut up, or if the employer won't accomodate your desires, find a different job.


    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 48,814, Level: 68
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 936
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    baller21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,343
    Points
    48,814
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 41
    Given: 9

    Re: Adrian Peterson says NFL is like modern day slavery

    Wow, that's a really stupid comment. Getting paid to play a game you love seems like the opposite of slavery.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM