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Antwaan Randle El (official thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by kippy1040, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    It is sad and disturbing what you hear about Antwaan saying he regrets, now that he played in the NFL.. I have always stated that it will be just a matter of time, when the NFL may no longer exist, if they don't take measures to improve the methods of teaching players how to tackle instead of hitting players. I believe that more and more players will come forth about this issue becoming worse and worse. But something has to be done real quick. A game that we all loved for so long may be a thing of the PAST.
  2. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    So Randle El learned how to tackle in the NFL? I thought he played offense? And I seem to remember him playing some ball in college as well?
  3. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    What I was referring to was the reason that Randle El took some vicious hits from the defense...........and this was the price he paid for by playing in the NFL. I realized that he played offense. My apologies if you mis-understood my post.
  4. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye I lead, you follow.

    So he's experiencing what we all will eventually. However he has financial security for himself, children and their children in his 30's.

    I can't quite find myself crying about that....
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  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    He's 36 years old.
  6. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye I lead, you follow.

    I can't determine if you're genuinely telling me because you don't believe I know that, or if you're attempting to convey that his age makes his story more tragic?

    If the latter, I'd be happy to point to the many veterans and those in the labor force with similar issues at Antwaan's age. Yet have a small fraction of the money he's made.

    Again, you'll find no tears from me.
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  7. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    As I understood the quotes from the interview, his greatest regret is that he chose to make his millions from football instead of baseball.

    Poor baby.
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    You said he's experiencing what we all will eventually. I didn't read the article, so I don't know what it is he regrets. I'm also assuming you're referring to normal aches and pains of growing old. But I'm almost 2 years younger to the day...and I don't plan on experiencing anywhere near the aches and pains a football player who played in the NFL for that long does.

    Apologies in advance if I assumed incorrectly.
  9. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Dumpster Fire behind the rows...

    You have to frame this quote of his properly:

    Doesn't sound like a guy that sounds so remorseful to have played the game. Sounds more like a guy who isn't getting paid right now like he wants because he's out of the game and could have still been making that kind of cash playing baseball.

    Don't get me I feel for guys that played pro football and have nothing? In a way, yes.
    Do I think the NFL was protecting their bottom line profits and misleading players? Of course I do.

    But - do I think that most of these guys wouldn't put the pads on still? Hell no. They'd still play.

    Also - Herman Edwards said it best...

    "You pick your profession. It doesn't pick you."

    Nuff said.
  10. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    And you probably won't be experiencing anywhere near the cash flow that a football player who played in the NFL for that long does. Like alex mentioned above, "You pick your profession. It doesn't pick you."
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Wait. We don't get paid by the post? I've been wasting my time here for free?
  12. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    Actually, you've been wasting OUR time for free.

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