If you dug down deep, you could find a way to believe that the NFL can avoid a work stoppage. But then, when you see that Darnell Dockett and Ray Lewis are the voices of reason, it’s hard to envision anything but disaster taking place.
The Ravens’ linebacker is just a little more than one year removed from his Gillette Stadium rant about putting pants on and cheap penalty calls, and his insane Old Spice commercials are still in a regular rotation. Dockett, meanwhile, isn’t making a better case for his sanity with his ridiculous tweets. In fact, why don’t you check out his Twitter bio:
“I wORk 4 WhoLE FOOdS, #90, PaRt tiMe StriPper, weIGHt room FreaK, I ate 2 rats along time ago, I study the movie BLOW , I see DEad peoPLE, I saw Your SEX tape!”
These are the two men who came out in defense of the NFLPA, taking offense to Antonio Cromartie‘s harsh words toward the players involved in helping to work out a new collective bargaining agreement. Dockett told ESPN.com that the “players are behind our leadership,” while Lewis got philosophical, saying, “Great leaders are servants first. That is who leaders are.”
Suffice it to say, you might want to start getting ready for a work stoppage.
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“They should leave that alone. They have no idea what it’s like, especially with commentators who have no idea what an MCL even is or what it’s like to walk on it or to play on it, let alone get hit on it and sacked on it as many times as he has.”
–Kobe Bryant, to the Los Angeles Times, regarding criticisms of Jay Cutler
It’s always exciting when a wild comment comes out of nowhere. This one came from a Liverpool debate regarding Luis Suarez, of course.
“I hate to make political comments on sports boards, and I’ve already broken this rule lately, but if all you have to go on is flawed intelligence, just don’t make a judgment at all. Don’t go to war in Iraq because you read something in a newspaper that doesn’t sound right, but it’s what you want to hear.”
The only thing missing from this celebration was a magically appearing Stanley Cup in one of the player’s hands.