Nov 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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no, you just didn't hear about all the s**t they did.
Nov 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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no i think that they were as s**tty then as they are now. why do i say this because walter payton was fabled as a god and awesome person. the recently released biography shows that he cheated on his wife repeatedly. the reason we know about more s**t now is the explosion of media. just remember that these players r the jocks in high school n college that have always been given whatever they want and have not been said no to. they r every bit the asses 75 years ago as they are today. that is a generalization ofcourse as there are a lot of players who are actually good people. but if ur talking media portrayal and outward image are what they are. i thought steve mcnair was a good dude, til the crazy b***h he cheated on his wife with killed him. u dont hear about a lot of s**t while they r playing cause media is loving on them. look at how many people michael jordan cheated on his wife with and his HOF speech. he is my fav b-ball player by a light year but a jack ass as a person.
Nov 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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I think back in the day when the pay wasn't that good and players needed a job in the off season. Big money does terrible things to men.
Nov 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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Back in the day:
- No Media
- No Twitter/Facebook
- No TMZ style coverage of sports around the clock
- No Internet
- Reality TV was non-existant
- Around the clock media coverage (ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC, Pro Football Talk, etc)
- More conduits of communication for athletes to public with no PR screening
- Society is much more voyeuristic vs. 20 years ago.
Nov 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
Say what you want about him... Tim Teebow. I agree he is highly over rated but what better role model could you ask for if you had a child that needed someone to look up to. I think Tony Gonzales is another honorable name. Charles Tillman, Warrick Dunn, and actually Vernon Davis are other great guys that do stuff for people and charities.
A religious fanatic is not a good role model.
Nov 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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twitter makes everyone dumber
Nov 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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Im pretty sure that players back in the day were more meaner and gritty. this generation is just full of drama queens
Nov 21, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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They are normal people that have amazing physical talents.
Pro athletes don't get payed to be role models.
It's a parents job to show there kids right from wrong. Not some people you watch on T.V.
Nov 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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