AGM100
Topic Author
Posts: 5077
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:16 am

Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 5:39 pm

Mendenhall ..on Usama Bin Laden "Quote" "how can people hate a person they have never heard speak?" "We are only hearing one side of the story" ... 

The Steelers better be looking for a new running back .... the Steelers have a proud tradition of patriotism and demanding their players conduct themselves according to team standards. They are not perfect ...so stop already with Big Ben he was punished and fined and had made amends .

http://www.nesn.com/2011/05/steelers...ying-weve-only-heard-one-side.html

From the team that gave the world the great story of Rocky Blier , Franco Harris and many others I hope they take care of Rashard swiftly. The great patriotic Rev Ray Lewis may come back just to settle this issue up !!!
The Roony's are a good family and they do allot for veterans and our wounded ... they certainly should be troubled by Rashards comments ..

Check out Rocky Bleirs story ... pretty cool

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Bleier
You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
 
Mir
Posts: 19092
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:55 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 5:41 pm

Idiots are everywhere, and there's no reason to think that the NFL is devoid of them. Best thing to do is ignore them.

-Mir
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
 
Stabilator
Posts: 680
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:42 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 5:49 pm

Wow...too many blows to the head? Thank God I'm (unfortunately) a Vikings fan...
So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
 
Mir
Posts: 19092
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:55 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 6:02 pm

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
Thank God I'm (unfortunately)

That's a strange phrase to use....

-Mir
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
 
D L X
Posts: 11628
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 3:30 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 6:34 pm

He's a jock. He isn't paid for his ideas, nor is he expected to be a great thinker. (It's gravy when they are.)

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
a Vikings fan...

Something about a boat and some women, and a bunch of arrests.
 
futurepilot16
Posts: 1756
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:20 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 6:46 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 4):
He's a jock. He isn't paid for his ideas, nor is he expected to be a great thinker. (It's gravy when they are.)

Unfortunately, there are scholars, who have degrees up the ass who believe the same ideals as mendenhall.
"The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all."
 
lewis
Posts: 3564
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 1999 5:41 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 7:07 pm

He is a football player, he may be officially educated (just because he played good football and probably not because of his academic achievements) but he is not paid for and expected to say smart things at all, I am wondering if he even knew who OBL is. This whole thing is surprising why??
 
AGM100
Topic Author
Posts: 5077
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:16 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 7:27 pm

Quoting lewis (Reply 6):
This whole thing is surprising why??



Your right ... but they are public figures and need to try to be a bit "diplomatic" especially on issue like OBL. Like sports figures everywhere ... the fans and paying public are their bread and butter . It is better to not be controversial and say asinine things like this if you want the butter on your bread.

As a citezen he can say whatever he wants ...but as a employee of the Steelers he may have just screwed up.
You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
 
n6238p
Posts: 373
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:35 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 8:54 pm

Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):

The Steelers better be looking for a new running back
Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):
so stop already with Big Ben he was punished and fined and had made amends .

So using this logic, Mendenhall should be punished and fined and then required to apologize.

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Idiots are everywhere, and there's no reason to think that the NFL is devoid of them. Best thing to do is ignore them.

+1
To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
 
D L X
Posts: 11628
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 3:30 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 10:04 pm

Quoting futurepilot16 (Reply 5):
Unfortunately, there are scholars, who have degrees up the ass who believe the same ideals as mendenhall.

And I hold the scholars to a higher standard than I do jocks.
 
AGM100
Topic Author
Posts: 5077
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:16 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 10:18 pm

Quoting N6238P (Reply 8):
So using this logic, Mendenhall should be punished and fined and then required to apologize.



I don't really know to be honest .... You cant really bust a guy for posting his opinions I guess . Who knows ?, I just thought it was a bad choice and certainly bad timing.
You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
 
n6238p
Posts: 373
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:35 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 10:43 pm

Thats the thing, the NFL set a standard years ago you can pretty much get away with murder and still be ok to play. This is nothing compared to what Mendenhall's peers have done in the past.
To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
 
LFutia
Posts: 3155
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2002 11:04 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 11:07 pm

I went to high school with him and his brother, Walter!

Leo/ORD
Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
 
User avatar
n229nw
Posts: 2022
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2004 4:19 pm

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Tue May 03, 2011 11:29 pm

Who cares? Professional athletes say idiotic things about politics all the time. And it isn't like the quotation you give above is advocating terrorism etc., it is just a refusal to "hate" someone on principle. Didn't a certain well-worshipped man say to hate the sin not the sinner?

Ignore.
All Glory to the Hypnotoad!
 
StarAC17
Posts: 3400
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:54 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Wed May 04, 2011 4:42 am

Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):
The Steelers better be looking for a new running back .... the Steelers have a proud tradition of patriotism and demanding their players conduct themselves according to team standards. They are not perfect ...so stop already with Big Ben he was punished and fined and had made amends .

You're kidding right!! What Big Ben allegedly did was far worse than this (IMO the only thing worse than rape is murder), and yes he did pay his debt for it.

Even the smartest people say dumb stuff and in the US last time I checked you have the right to. Now the Steelers or the NFL have a right to punish him but I have a feeling the NFL has bigger issues to deal with like if there is going to be a season.

Let it be.

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 7):
As a citezen he can say whatever he wants ...but as a employee of the Steelers he may have just screwed up.

He has a better chance of getting kicked off the Steelers for that fumble in the Super Bowl   .
Engineers Rule The World!!!!!
 
Stabilator
Posts: 680
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:42 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Wed May 04, 2011 4:52 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
That's a strange phrase to use....

It's unfortunate, but I'd rather be a Vikes guy than a Steelers guy...plus, im not a Big Ben fan.

Quoting D L X (Reply 4):
Something about a boat and some women, and a bunch of arrests.

Hmmm...I don't recall!  .
So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
 
TSS
Posts: 2479
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:52 pm

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Thu May 05, 2011 3:35 am

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 7):
Quoting lewis (Reply 6):
This whole thing is surprising why??



Your right ... but they are public figures and need to try to be a bit "diplomatic" especially on issue like OBL. Like sports figures everywhere ... the fans and paying public are their bread and butter . It is better to not be controversial and say asinine things like this if you want the butter on your bread.

True, but sports figures moreso than most public figures are surrounded by fawning sycophants every second they're not on their specific field of play, and it can be hard to remember to be diplomatic when every word you utter is treated like a direct missive from a burning bush on Mount Sinai by the people you associate with every day.
Able to kill active threads stone dead with a single post!
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6058
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Thu May 05, 2011 3:57 am

And 24 hours later:

Quote:
Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall wrote a "clarification" of his comments made Monday on Twitter regarding the death of Osama bin Laden.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...-for-clarifies-tweets-on-bin-laden

I guess "they" got to him as well  
 
MSPNWA
Posts: 1760
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:48 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Thu May 05, 2011 4:39 am

Mendenhall earned himself a new fan. I like people speaking from their own mind, not just repeating what they've been fed from others. He's got a head on his shoulders, no doubt.
 
CHRISBA777ER
Posts: 3715
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2001 12:12 pm

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Thu May 05, 2011 10:32 am

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 18):
Mendenhall earned himself a new fan. I like people speaking from their own mind, not just repeating what they've been fed from others. He's got a head on his shoulders, no doubt.

I think he's right - people have completely missed RM's point. He's saying "hate" is a strong word to use when you do not know the guy, have no idea who he really is, and all you think you know about him comes from your spoon-fed media. By all means form any opinion you like about OBL, but blindly hating and hating and hating based on what the media tells you is a dangerous thing.

I've got no love for OBL but rejoicing in the death of someone, no matter who they are, because the media say you should is ignorant and classless.

The fact is you can hate on him all you want but what have you achieved? Personally I think reflection on what a terrible thing the whole affair was, and how ten years on we're no closer to sorting it all out, is a better way to go. But that's just me.

RM isnt defending OBL or saying he agrees with anything that happened, he's just saying that people should form their own opinions, and that hating a dead guy and rejoicing in his death is never good, doesnt matter who it is.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
User avatar
Aaron747
Posts: 8524
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:07 am

RE: Rashard Mendenhall - Blows It Big Time

Thu May 05, 2011 4:06 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 19):
RM isnt defending OBL or saying he agrees with anything that happened, he's just saying that people should form their own opinions, and that hating a dead guy and rejoicing in his death is never good, doesnt matter who it is.

That's not the issue with his comments as that's just a misguided point of view. The problem is he claims we don't have the whole story on 9/11 and "airplanes can't bring down buildings demolition-style". That's another matter of grave stupidity entirely.
If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], jpetekyxmd80, UA444 and 66 guests