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    Alex1939 I'm a mean old man

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    Only if you are racist.

    If you don't care about the color of peoples skin than it makes no different if all the owners are white asian black or cablasian like Tiger.
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    Late at night...had a few adult beverages...just gotta ask.

    Before 1947 (when Jackie Robinson broke the barrier for MLB...other sports followed after this...some sooner, some not soon enough), was the owner/player relationship better than now (because last I checked, no one compared it to slavery back then)? Quite the opposite...in MLB there was no free agency, and owners pretty much ran roughshod over the players, who often had to find alternate employment in the offseason just to make ends meet. That was really bad labor relations, but the players of that era did not consider it slavery....probably because they wanted to play, and got paid for doing this.

    When I look at and compare present day NBA and NFL player treatment to that seen pre-1947, I just really do not see how anyone of any race can compare player treatment today to treatment of African-Americans pre-Civil War. Just does not compute for me. This is why AP's comment is so silly IMO.
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    Alex, I've read your posts. Don't attempt to insult me.


    As for Adrian Peterson's "borderline retarded" statement; it was an analogy. That's been covered in this thread at least once already. As I said, he doesn't actually mean he's a slave. It would be different if he said he couldn't survive off the money he makes, and even if he did say that, context would still need to be considered.


    Stop being jealous of the athletes people, it makes you look petty more than Peterson's comment makes him seem retarded. (Not so much retarded as unthinking and insensitive.)

    Smh.

    And you people take away your "It Sucks" from my last post on account of it making sense. Thanks.
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    People aren't jealous of how much they make. They're incredulous because a guy who is set for life would make such a stupid comment.

    As for your It Sucks, you're post was stupid, therefore it sucks.
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    Bud Adams is 25% Cherokee i think..

    Walter Payton had a group that tried to get a 1995 expansion team in St Louis. They lost out to Carolina and Jacksonville in part i think because those were new markets and St Louis already had a team once. Memphis lost out also.

    Payton would not have been an owner like Bud Adams or Jerry Jones i don't know if even 5% of the money came from him but he would have fronted the team and acted like an owner.
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    Forgetting the awful analogy to slavery, your premise is still incorrect. Slaves had no choice at their lot in life; they were either sold into or were born into their conditions. And they were rarely paid anything other than in food and modest clothing. They certainly didn't enter it voluntarily.
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    Let's face it, this is as close to modern day slavery in America as Adrian Peterson will ever know. He's not going to some 3rd world nation or anything of that nature. He's just sitting poolside after a early a.m. workout tweeting his thoughts.
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    Morgan Freeman gets it... you don't.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3cGfrExozQ
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    If this is the case, someone REALLY needs to give him a history lesson. Someone probably already has....hopefully he is listening.

    Maybe he should spend some time outside of the US...could be an eye-opener for him. He has always seemed to be an articulate person to me, so maybe a little real world experience could help him out here.
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