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    NFL players

    This is an interesting read about the lower level guys.

    Making tight ends meet - ESPN



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    Re: NFL players

    I don't feel sorry for the players or the owners in this situation.



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    Re: NFL players

    Rick Reilly is a smug hack. Too bad those guys can't survive for a couple extra months on the $100,000+ they made last year.



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    Re: NFL players

    I honestly feel little sympathy for any players or owners. Us, the fans, are the one's truly getting bent over the table on this one imo.



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    Re: NFL players

    One guy made $200,000 and can't survive a couple extra months? Are you kidding me? This article just makes me dislike the NFL in it's entirety. The longer this goes on the more people will begin to hold a grudge against the NFL.



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    Re: NFL players

    Waaa.



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    Re: NFL players

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone711 View Post
    One guy made $200,000 and can't survive a couple extra months? Are you kidding me? This article just makes me dislike the NFL in it's entirety. The longer this goes on the more people will begin to hold a grudge against the NFL.
    Hey man, he had bills to pay going into last year. Didn't you read the article? He had bills!



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    Re: NFL players

    Not sure I feel "universal" about the lack of sympathy that is being exhibited here. I feel a lot differently, for instance, about a Warrick Dunn type of guy (no father, mother was a police officer that died in the line of duty while he was in H.S., and has been raising his siblings throughout college and continues to raise them) except, instead of ma king Dunn type of money, is making $100k-$200k annually, isn't blowing that money on fancy cars or houses but is instead providing a modest home and is feeding and clothing those brothers and sister - basically, that $100k-$200k is going to ensure his family's survival. Let's just say I'd feel a whole lot sorrier for that guy than I do for the guy earning a couple of mil a year with no responsibilities whatsoever, blows his money on several high-end cars and significantly more house than he needs, and wastes the rest of his income otherwise. Of course I don't feel for the megamillionaires like the Mannings or Brady, and I certainly don't feel for the owners.

    However, I'm not going to necessarily throw the "I don't feel sorry for anybody" blanket statement over everybody, especially the guys earning league minimum, if I don't know their back story first.


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    Re: NFL players

    I almost felt bad for the guys. Almost. And that's really because I don't know how much they have to put in of their own money towards training and the sort.

    Anyway, pretty sure my dad's final salary was less than $200,000 and unless there's something my parents aren't/weren't telling me, we haven't been in a scramble for cash to pay for bills, the house, etc. If you live within your means, you can enjoy quite a good life without making millions of dollars a year. We don't live lavishly, but we're not misers either.

    As for the guys looking to get into the NFL as incoming rookies, such as Moffitt from Wisco, perhaps it's time to start putting that hard-earned college degree to work?



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