Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wait? I agree with Mark Schlereth?

I was going to write something about this, but Stank pretty much summed it up better than I could.

And also, like guys like him and Millen or not, at least their the only ones on ESPN actually ripping the NFL a new asshole on this.


  1. I hate to agree with him also but he's right. These people have been trained to hit and disable the play. That's what the game is.

    Let's see what happens after the strike next year..

  2. Brian, that's a good point I haven't thought of. I wonder if the NFLPA will take one side or the other. So far current players like Ray Lewis, Urlacher, Bradie James, and obviously Harrison have come out against it. Then again their the ones most likely getting the 75k fines.

  3. Well If you think about it, one of the reasons for the up coming strike is monetary guarantees. Players aren't happy how they stand chance to not receive their full pay check in the event their careers end early due to injury. Increasing fines for these types of hits is probably the leagues answer to this problem, ie. if the "limit" ways to get injured then they can potentially use this as an argument next year.
    Problem is that by limiting these types of hits, you really do take away from the game. As Mark mentioned, the make money off this type of violence. I just think it's fucked how they don't pay insurance for player after their cut due to these injuries...that should be addressed in the upcoming strike as well.

    at the risk of saying too much (drunk on coffee at the moment) everyone knows the risks of the game, that's why the lift more and train harder. The like to be the "mack truck" in the analogy.