Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by HessianDud:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by pantstickle:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by HessianDud:
its a dumb thing to say, but i think its pretty obvious that he means "slavery" in that the players do "all" the work and have no control over the business (and are "owned" by a group of people who make all the decisions). He's not talking about working for nothing and being whipped and raped and forced to breed. Again, dumb thing to say, and not really the kind of thing that the players need at the moment, but I don't think there's any need to react emotionally to it.
Haha yeah. But, Americans love gotcha moments. I think it's also the fact that owners want players to play 18 games and it's obvious that will shortens careers (especially at RB) and he is tryin' to say that the owners don't care for the players health and only concerned with profits.
Of course, relating it to slavery is stupid, but I get what he is trying to say.
Thanks fellas! You saved me from having to write my postion.
This is one of the reasons we have so much political division in this country. Most people dont want to take the time ( or purposely misinterpet) to understand the point someone is trying to get across, even if it is a poor analogy. This happens on both sides. I'm so tired of meat heads....
I think it is on the person talking and that person needs to realize what he's saying. And he should also be responsible for clearing up anything that gets taken "the wrong way".
Or you could all just use a little perspective and figure it out.
4ML nailed it with "gotcha moments". People love to jump on people, especially if they already dislike them. (See: Obama and NCAA brackets).
I agree that isn't right, but there are also people who are extremely sensitive to some things and will shake their heads and think, "WTF did he just say?" This analogy is WAY off from their situation. People who say dumb things should be called out for it...
...unless you are Charles Barkley.
i just think its funny that, i this particular situation, the people who are most sensitive to it are by-and-large middle class white guys who have the luxury of being on the internet all day to argue about it.
Who's white? You're white?
Now imagine if Carson Palmer makes that same comment. I think people are just tired of the same analogy taken lightly in one sense but can be taken as racist in another sense. It's inconsistent and analogies that represent people actually dying, being killed, genocide, ...you name it, should not be used to complain about money by NFL players who make millions.
It just shows how ignorant or whatever the better word the person saying that is. My company didn't give me a raise last year...man, their treating me and my colleagues like slaves. I don't know if he meant "slave-driver" or something but saying something dumb shouldn't get a pass either.
he said "modern day slavery" not "n****rs." Its not nearly as offensive a term as some people are making it out to be. Was it an ignorant use of the term? Absolutely. Does everyone need to get so butthurt about it? No.
My point about "who is being sensitive" about this wasn't necessarily about race, and I'm sorry for any offense taken from it. It was mostly about how a bunch of people on the internet are getting upset about the use of a term as if it meant something personal to them, when it does not.