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Lott gave a motivational speech to the saints before the game

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No problem, The 49ers let him go and he went on to play for the Raiders and Jets. The 49ers were not loyal to him, so why shouldn't he return the favor?
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

So if he's friends with Sean Payton, wouldn't that show disloyalty to his friend?

you sean payton didnt pay your paycheck for years, you didnt win 4 rings bc of sean payton. he was inducted in the HOF as a niner, do you see any other HOF's giving speeches for other teams? i dont

jerry rice?
Originally posted by Digger25:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

so, let's look at this in another way. i worked for HP for 25 years and retired. years later, Apple calls me up and wants me to introduce the new iMac at a convention. they offer me money to do so.

by accepting this offer, i am a low class person?

i don't really follow what you are saying in bold? if he was a current player, and he gave a speech to the other team (saints) before the game, then yes, not cool, but that is not the case. ronnie has been retired for years! so what if he gave a speech. again, the niners should have beat payton to the punch and hired him to give us a speech. also, again, if our organization truly appreciated our past heroes, then why not show it and bring them in. ronnie owes the niners nothing.

let's also not forget that after the raider game (with ronnie on that team), he had to come from the raiders locker room and into the niner locker room to help keep haley from killing steve young. this is during his playing years. you think the raiders thought much of that?

I am all for him making speeches and making money, i just think its unclassy to do it against a team you played for for years. thats a huge difference, but hey thats me.
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

So if he's friends with Sean Payton, wouldn't that show disloyalty to his friend?

you sean payton didnt pay your paycheck for years, you didnt win 4 rings bc of sean payton. he was inducted in the HOF as a niner, do you see any other HOF's giving speeches for other teams? i dont

jerry rice just did...with seattle. and yet, here we all are, celebrating his retirement of his jersey last night.

ITS. A. BUSINESS.
Originally posted by Digger25:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

so, let's look at this in another way. i worked for HP for 25 years and retired. years later, Apple calls me up and wants me to introduce the new iMac at a convention. they offer me money to do so.

by accepting this offer, i am a low class person?

i don't really follow what you are saying in bold? if he was a current player, and he gave a speech to the other team (saints) before the game, then yes, not cool, but that is not the case. ronnie has been retired for years! so what if he gave a speech. again, the niners should have beat payton to the punch and hired him to give us a speech. also, again, if our organization truly appreciated our past heroes, then why not show it and bring them in. ronnie owes the niners nothing.

let's also not forget that after the raider game (with ronnie on that team), he had to come from the raiders locker room and into the niner locker room to help keep haley from killing steve young. this is during his playing years. you think the raiders thought much of that?

With HP throwing a big Birthday bash in the same building is does make you a bit of a douche.

But, in this case, since Rice does the same thing to the Niners, it makes Ronnie less of a douche.
Originally posted by Digger25:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

So if he's friends with Sean Payton, wouldn't that show disloyalty to his friend?

you sean payton didnt pay your paycheck for years, you didnt win 4 rings bc of sean payton. he was inducted in the HOF as a niner, do you see any other HOF's giving speeches for other teams? i dont

jerry rice just did...with seattle. and yet, here we all are, celebrating his retirement of his jersey last night.

ITS. A. BUSINESS.

And who's our coach? Who did he play for?
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

So if he's friends with Sean Payton, wouldn't that show disloyalty to his friend?

you sean payton didnt pay your paycheck for years, you didnt win 4 rings bc of sean payton. he was inducted in the HOF as a niner, do you see any other HOF's giving speeches for other teams? i dont

jerry rice?

I didnt know he did that, he is a punk too looooool
Originally posted by niners94:
That was probably the extra motivation that got them the win...

No, the turnovers cost us the game. No motivational speech is going to change the outcome when you do that.
Originally posted by BigBug415:
Its not surprising considering Singletary wants to be the only one giving his Martin Luther King speeches to the team.

What's with the Racist BS?

Has anyone stopped to wonder IF Sing has asked? Or if there are extenuating circumstances preventing him from asking?

No?

Then please just stop with the hate speech.

If Lott did give them an "Inspirational Speech" it was as in regard to being a defending Super Bowl player. I can guarantee that. And I wouldn't hold that against any player who has had multiple successes of that magnitude.

Jerry did his because Pete Caroll was a 9er Coach when Jerry was with us and Jerry was a Seahawk.

Do I applaud them for it? No. But I don't blame them paid to do so or not. There are no ties for either of them with this team other than they were essentially career 9ers.

I'm more pissed off about Ulbrich playing his ENTIRE career with us and then going over to Shattle and giving them inside information. And at Sing for discounting that impact so out of hand.

Nobody is as diehard 9ers as I am imho, and I have no problems with Jerry or Ronnie speaking to our Opponents.

Hell do it more. Maybe our guys will take offense to it and take it out on their Opponents.

Hey Steve, we see Atlanta next week. Go give them a pep talk to eh?

Oh and to answer the question: "Ever seen another Player do this"

Rosie Greer
Fran Tarkentan
Merlon Olson
Jim Brown
Bart Starr
Terry Bradshaw

Want more? I can name them. And there is no boundry too sacred for them. In fact Bart Starr gave speeches to the Bears back in '85.
~Ceadder

[ Edited by Ceadderman on Sep 21, 2010 at 11:43:21 ]
Originally posted by niners94:
That was probably the extra motivation that got them the win...

No, it was the bad snap safety and the 4 turnovers in the redone that GAVE them the win.
He's friends with Payton....He asked Lott to do it..He also gave a speach to the Seahawks before the first game of the season and im sure he would give us a "motivational speach" too IF we asked..............who cares
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by Digger25:
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by Digger25:
unless ronnie gets a paycheck signed by jed york, who cares? ronnie owes us nothing. if he were truly appreciated by this organization, he would be brought in to do "motivational speeches" or give coaching tips to our DBs-which i think he has (mays). if anything, we owe ronnie and any other great niner from the past. again, this is the front office not keeping history as a part of our present and future. a man has got to eat and feed his family, if he was paid, good for him. like someone mentioned, maybe singletary should have asked first.

oh sorry, i forgot he was playing for the niners for free. I cant believe you think there is nothing wrong with that, thats the most low class thing ive ever heard a player do. what ever happend to loyalty?

so, let's look at this in another way. i worked for HP for 25 years and retired. years later, Apple calls me up and wants me to introduce the new iMac at a convention. they offer me money to do so.

by accepting this offer, i am a low class person?

i don't really follow what you are saying in bold? if he was a current player, and he gave a speech to the other team (saints) before the game, then yes, not cool, but that is not the case. ronnie has been retired for years! so what if he gave a speech. again, the niners should have beat payton to the punch and hired him to give us a speech. also, again, if our organization truly appreciated our past heroes, then why not show it and bring them in. ronnie owes the niners nothing.

let's also not forget that after the raider game (with ronnie on that team), he had to come from the raiders locker room and into the niner locker room to help keep haley from killing steve young. this is during his playing years. you think the raiders thought much of that?

With HP throwing a big Birthday bash in the same building is does make you a bit of a douche.

But, in this case, since Rice does the same thing to the Niners, it makes Ronnie less of a douche.

is it my birthday party, or HP's? LOL!

i still dont see the douchery in all this. i served 25 years as an HP employee, staying loyal to them all those years. they force early retirement on me (rice, lott, montana) and i take it.

YEARS later i give a speech at apple and get paid (i need cash) and i am still a douche?
Originally posted by Daniel2778:
Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:
Hold judgment until you provide a link or source. I love Ronnie Lott.

they talked about it on MNF, i am sure im not the only person that heard it. on that thought, f**k him


He is a 49ers All pro Hall of Fame legend.

Much Respect.

To dis Ronnie is like dissing Joe or Jerry.

I don't like he talked to the Aint's but by no means will I condemn him.
...... Give me a break. The 49ERS could have hired him but they haven't.
Originally posted by BobS:
No problem, The 49ers let him go and he went on to play for the Raiders and Jets. The 49ers were not loyal to him, so why shouldn't he return the favor?

you're right, he's allowed to do what he wants, and as fans we are well within our right to blast him for doing a classless move, friend of sean payton or not.

[ Edited by WestCoast on Sep 21, 2010 at 11:59:25 ]