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The Vanderjagt Fuss: Don't Get Your Britches In A Bunch!

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by jlb1705, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    My, my, my! The lengths ESPN will go to to manufacture controversy. Mike Vanderjagt, commenting on the Colts-Pats matchup essentially said that the Pats aren't as good as they were at the beginning of the year, and that the Colts were gonna win. ESPN let out a collective, "OH, SNAP!", and then sought the reaction in Beantown. The Pats players followed up with the typical "disrespect" cliches, and took a few shots at the fact that the comments came from a kicker.

    Let me break it all down now for y'all:

    First of all, Vanderjagt's right - at least about the Pats not being as good as they were at the beginning of the year. That seemed pretty evident to me, especially in that Miami game.

    Second of all, how the hell is saying his team's gonna win disrespectful? If Vanderjagt doesn't expect to win, why bother showing up to play?

    Third, who the hell are the Patriots to trivialize a kicker? Look at your hands fellas - they'd be a lot less shiny if it weren't for that strange little guy down at the end of the locker room with the big foot. Without Adam Vinatieri, the Patriots are a less accomplished version of the Buffalo Bills.

    Finally - on the idea of trivializing kickers in general. Everybody likes to put them down because, "the real players go out there and battle for 60 minutes, while the kicker goes out there and either gets all the glory, or fucks it up for everyone else". More football players should keep in mind that 95% of the time a kicker or punter comes on the field, it is because the "real" football players failed at doing their own job.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2005
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Another quality craptasic post from Mr Poopy Pants...he gets a sticker for that (sorry, I don't have any turd-colored stickers). :biggrin:
  3. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    Thanks, but no need for poopy stickers. Now if you don't mind, I have to go change my dungarees...:blush:
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    I totally agree! On ESPN last night they had that and the top 10 media-athlete confrontations and had Randy Johnson putting his hand into a camera the otehr day in that list.


    Talk about a slow news day.

    I guess now that they don't have a ton of boring hockey highlights to show that they have to MAKE news.
  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Douchebag got cut by the Cowboys and in the ultimate insult, was replaced by Martin Gramatica. :slappy:
  6. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    Gonna paste an article for you, Thump, since you enjoy that so much. :p

  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Vanderjagt got a signing bonus of $2.5 million from Dallas, so I guess he'll survive.
  8. Looks like Gramatica wasnt such a bad replacement with his game winner over the Giants...

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