The NFL lockout is only a few days old and the players are already proving they have too much time on their hands.
Exhibit A. Aqib Talib, Cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First, some background on my basic philosophy. As a black man raised by a single mother, I can tell you, you should have a fear instilled in you that if you do something wrong, even as a 25-year old, you could catch a switch to the ass or a shoe to the back of your head. That being said, Aqib Talib’s story adds a special twist. Talib was arrested the other day for shooting at his sister’s boyfriend. Now, he wasn’t the only one on the arrest warrant – a case of keeping bad company. The other suspect in the shooting – Talib’s momma.
That is sad. The one person you should count on to keep you straight and grounded is your … criminal partner.
Then there’s Cowboy WR Dez Bryant. In his rookie season he made news for refusing to follow team rules and action like a spoiled brat but the Cowboys were alright with it as long as he scored TDs (coddling behavior sure worked with Terrell Owens and PacMan Jones).
Bryant just recently got into an altercation with a police officer at a Dallas mall protecting his right to “bust a sag” despite mall dress policy. He even cussed the officer out in front of a bunch of women and children in the middle of the food court. Classy. A real role model for the kids. BUT even better than that is the fact that he is being sued by two different businesses for over $850,000. Why? Loans for jewelry he bought – a lot of it bought while he was still a sophomore in college?????? Seriously?
Bryant came from nothing. Broken family, drug use in the household, poverty, etc. But even while he was in college, he was more concerned with jewelry than a house for momma or some financial security … nope, just give Dez Bryant some bling. Dumbass. THE ONLY THING MISSING HERE IS THAT HE DIDN’T BUY SOME 40” RIMS FOR HIS KIA RIO AND REMOVE ALL HIS TEETH TO PUT IN A DIAMOND GRILL.
More Dez Bryant. Now he doesn’t want to pay for the jewelry … even though he signed all the invoices. One of the pieces he ordered – a set of dog tags made of white gold and diamonds. Dog tags? I can only hope the dog tags were for or in memory of someone he knows that served in the military, ‘cause I can’t see that punk ass wearing a set of dog tags. He ain’t got the character to wear dog tags.
… Let’s all give up on the Jimmer Fredette hype. Nice college story, but here are some names for you; Adam Morrison, Wally Szczerbiak, J.J. Redick. Fredette is overrated and isn’t going anywhere. You want a great white hype? Look at that Tyler Zeller kid from North Carolina. Mad game.
NCAA tourney. Who isn’t loving this? Virginia Commonwealth wasn’t supposed to make the tourney. Jay Bilas and Joe Lunardi and all the other analysts blasted the selection committee for including VCU, which is now in the Final Four. Hilarious.
I hear people on TV whining about the best teams not being in the Final Four, that it’s too random, that the good teams can have bad days. Well, VCU could’ve had a bad day, too. Instead, they beat USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas. They earned it. Quit bitching about the tourney’s nature and face the facts; the super teams aren’t as good as advertised.
Consider this. These players all know each other. They play AAU and summer ball together. The best ones go to the big schools, but the kids that played right next to them and may have better work ethic, but not as much talent are going to Butler, VCU, etc. And they don’t fear Kansas and Duke and North Carolina.
An Egyptian Cobra is missing from the Bronx Zoo. But they haven’t closed the zoo. Just the reptile exhibit. They advise the snake isn’t a threat to people ‘cause it is hiding in an isolated area and will come out when it is hungry or thirsty. That makes me feel better …
Funniest joke I heard today, “A BLACK 20” SNAKE IS LOST IN NEW YORK … SOMEONE BETTER CALL ONE OF THE KARDASHIANS TO TAKE CARE OF IT.”