Ex-NFL Player “Nearly Dies” When Stopped By Cop

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** Overwhelming Stupidity & Expletive Laced Rant Alert **

I just read what was the “Top Story” and I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around the overwhelming stupidity discussed in the article.  Let me sum it up for you.

So, a cop does vehicle stop on a car. As many cops do, he puts his hand on his gun as he approaches the car. Nothing more happens, driver gets cited for an admitted violation and goes on his merry way.

Driver, Roddy White, who is a pro football player currently without a team, takes to Twitter to complain about how he “could’ve died” because of the cops actions while simultaneously accusing the cop of making the “world a very ugly place.”

Seriously MF’er? Exaggerate much? Blame shift much?

Guess what, you “could’ve died” just driving down the street, and in fact you are far more likely to be killed in a car crash (35,092 in 2015) than you are to be shot by a cop (986 in 2015). You know what else could have killed you, that swimming pool you likely have, because far more people drown every year (3,536 avg per year) than get shot by a cop. Guess what, that doctor you go see when you don’t feel good or get injured while playing, they unintentionally kill far more people (250k per year) than cops do every year, on the order of about 250 to 1.  Life is full of uncertainties.  Living is a dangerous thing, and every single day, each one of us “could’ve died” many times throughout the day.

The difference between those potentially dangerous actions we all take every day is that what the cop was doing is far more dangerous.  The cop was approaching a vehicle he just stopped, an action that is well know to be one of the most potentially dangerous actions for a cop, and he was prepared to deal with a possible threat, yet when he contacted you and you were found to not be a threat, nothing bad happened.  What kind could have happened to the cop?  Something like this (video below), which happens several times a year across the country.

Again, let me reiterate, nothing bad happened to you during your stop, yet you took to social media and accused the cop of making the world an uglier place? MF’er, you best look in the God dammed mirror! The only person in that equation spreading ugliness and hate is YOU!

If you are going to post stupid crap about how you almost died, why not post ALL of the things that “almost killed” you. If you are going to post dumb shit accusing others of making the world an ugly place, make sure you aren’t doing exactly that, but on a scale far greater. Freaking asshole moron celebrity athlete!
-Matt

 

NFL & The Dallas Cowboys

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A number of folks have sent in comments and questions about the NFL not allowing the Dallas Cowboys to put their “Arm in Arm” sticker on their helmets.  I’m going to share my thoughts, which I am sure will ruffle some feathers.

First, let me start by saying I am about as much NOT a football fan as you can possibly be.  The last (and only) Superbowl I watched was in 1990, and I have no idea who played.  For that matter, that was also the last televised football game I watched.  It is not that I dislike football, I love playing, I just don’t watch sports on TV, any sport, unless it involves an internal combustion engine and tires, and then, only if they turn both ways.

Now, down to business:  When I initially read that the NFL was refusing to let the Dallas Cowboys put that sticker on their helmet I was PISSED!  I thought, and still do, that the idea behind the sticker was fantastic, and I seriously am grateful to the Cowboys for the thought.

That said, I think the decision by the NFL is 100% correct, and it is totally consistent with their past decisions on similar issues.  Or at least that is my understanding from what I have read.  Let me explain.

The NFL has very strict guidelines about the uniforms the players wear, all the way down to the black stuff some players put under their eyes to help with glare.  Stickers that are not team or NFL related are not allowed.  In the past, players have even gotten in trouble for wearing something promoting such positive movements or activities as breast cancer awareness.  Bearing that in mind, it is absolutely consistent that the NFL rules the way they did in this case.

Also, consider the alternative.  The NFL allows the Cowboys to but this sticker on their helmet.  That would mean they would have to allow Saint Louis to put “Black Lives Matter” stickers on their helmets (if they so chose).  Later on, some other team decides to put a “Fuck the Police” sticker on their helmet, the NFL would have to allow that, or they would be called out for discriminating against one side or the other.  The only logical decision to avoid that is the one they made, to not allow any stickers.
-Matt