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BadlandsVikings
02-16-2010, 11:57 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/16/ray-edwards-questions-goodells-salary/

V4L
02-16-2010, 12:01 PM
HAHAHA YES!

ejmat
02-16-2010, 12:09 PM
Wow! Let me start by saying I like Edwards and do not like Goodell. But this type of repsonse from Edwards really goes to show the differences of the NFL to the rest of the business world. Most managers make mroe than your front line employees even though the front line employees may do more of the physical work.

This goes to show how spoiled some players really are. Ray - understand the businees world dude. You are making millions of dollars playing a game. Although a demanding, dangerous and physical game. I'd hate to see what you would do if you didn't make the NFL. You may only make 5 figures out there in the real world dude.

marstc09
02-16-2010, 12:19 PM
Really Ray? Really?!

Just give me half of a million. You know......the chump change compared to what you make. I will live just fine. Some of the players need to get out of that spendy lifestyle and maybe they wouldn't bitch. How many cars you have Ray?

Shit like this pisses me off.

There are jobs out there hundred times more dangerous than football. Guess what Ray they make a hell of a lot less than you.

Shut the fuck up.

BleedinPandG
02-16-2010, 12:20 PM
ejmat wrote:

Wow! Let me start by saying I like Edwards and do not like Goodell. But this type of repsonse from Edwards really goes to show the differences of the NFL to the rest of the business world. Most managers make mroe than your front line employees even though the front line employees may do more of the physical work.

This goes to show how spoiled some players really are. Ray - understand the businees world dude. You are making millions of dollars playing a game. Although a demanding, dangerous and physical game. I'd hate to see what you would do if you didn't make the NFL. You may only make 5 figures out there in the real world dude.

Excellent points... Goodell and his predecessors grew the sport into the #1 sport in the country... generated the TV rights, got the anti-colusion stuff through Congress, formed the deals with Reebok, etc... they are the reason the players are making the money they are... the players are making 60% of what the league and owners have come up with in terms of ways to make money. The players don't make the league rich, the league makes the players rich. Just another jock who probably shouldn't have skipped so many economics classes during his "education".

PackSux!
02-16-2010, 12:30 PM
Another stupid comment out of Ray's mouth, whats new?

Just like his comment about breaking the all time single season sack record.

Hey Ray, do us a favor and just shut the fuck up and play football would ya?

jargomcfargo
02-16-2010, 12:37 PM
I don't blame him for being frustrated over the expiration of the current labor contract.
But he should be complaining to his union representative.

Or he could go into business for himself. I wonder how much he would make if he started his own league?

Or better yet. Do a USO tour, get down on your knees, and thank those putting their lives in harms way, while being paid peanuts, so you can remain free to live the lavish life of a tough NFL star.

Whining privileged folk are often less than well received by the masses.

Figure it out Ray!

Minniman
02-17-2010, 09:25 PM
BleedinPandG wrote:

ejmat wrote:

Wow! Let me start by saying I like Edwards and do not like Goodell. But this type of repsonse from Edwards really goes to show the differences of the NFL to the rest of the business world. Most managers make mroe than your front line employees even though the front line employees may do more of the physical work.

This goes to show how spoiled some players really are. Ray - understand the businees world dude. You are making millions of dollars playing a game. Although a demanding, dangerous and physical game. I'd hate to see what you would do if you didn't make the NFL. You may only make 5 figures out there in the real world dude.

Excellent points... Goodell and his predecessors grew the sport into the #1 sport in the country... generated the TV rights, got the anti-colusion stuff through Congress, formed the deals with Reebok, etc... they are the reason the players are making the money they are... the players are making 60% of what the league and owners have come up with in terms of ways to make money.

Goodell did not do a thing to make the NFL what it is today. He is a cog in the machine that was already built - nothing more.


The players don't make the league rich, the league makes the players rich. Just another jock who probably shouldn't have skipped so many economics classes during his "education".

I agree, but Goodell did not make the league rich. He does not have value added comparable to his salary.

ejmat
02-17-2010, 10:14 PM
Minniman wrote:

BleedinPandG wrote:

ejmat wrote:

Wow! Let me start by saying I like Edwards and do not like Goodell. But this type of repsonse from Edwards really goes to show the differences of the NFL to the rest of the business world. Most managers make mroe than your front line employees even though the front line employees may do more of the physical work.

This goes to show how spoiled some players really are. Ray - understand the businees world dude. You are making millions of dollars playing a game. Although a demanding, dangerous and physical game. I'd hate to see what you would do if you didn't make the NFL. You may only make 5 figures out there in the real world dude.

Excellent points... Goodell and his predecessors grew the sport into the #1 sport in the country... generated the TV rights, got the anti-colusion stuff through Congress, formed the deals with Reebok, etc... they are the reason the players are making the money they are... the players are making 60% of what the league and owners have come up with in terms of ways to make money.

Goodell did not do a thing to make the NFL what it is today. He is a cog in the machine that was already built - nothing more.


The players don't make the league rich, the league makes the players rich. Just another jock who probably shouldn't have skipped so many economics classes during his "education".

I agree, but Goodell did not make the league rich. He does not have value added comparable to his salary.

No one is backing Goodell. In fact, I believe he sucks as a Commissioner. But that has nothing to do with Edwards' comments. They are out of line.

There are a lot more people in the world that have as dangerous a job as he has or even more dangerous and they don't make 1/100th of what he makes. Put it this way. On average there is 11 minutes of actual playing time during a typical NFL game. Which means by average the defense plays for about 5 1/2 minutes of actual play every game. Yeah real freaking dangerous when you consider the soldiers out there 24 hours a day being shot at and dodging granades wearing hot ass uniforms and body armor in 120 degree weather. Ask them about how they able to take care fo their families.

Prophet
02-18-2010, 09:11 AM
jargomcfargo wrote:

I don't blame him for being frustrated over the expiration of the current labor contract.
But he should be complaining to his union representative.

Or he could go into business for himself. I wonder how much he would make if he started his own league?

Or better yet. Do a USO tour, get down on your knees, and thank those putting their lives in harms way, while being paid peanuts, so you can remain free to live the lavish life of a tough NFL star.

Whining privileged folk are often less than well received by the masses.

Figure it out Ray!

+1

Freya
02-18-2010, 10:51 AM
I just wanna see his rocks.........they must be HUGE! :ohmy: :woohoo:

fanofteam
02-18-2010, 07:43 PM
Ray Edwards is an idiot

MaxVike
02-18-2010, 08:27 PM
Playing a decent LDE does not qualify you in this realm...get a fucking clue Ray.

MaxVike
02-18-2010, 08:28 PM
Playing a decent LDE does not qualify you in this realm...get a fucking clue Ray.

Mike Bullock
02-19-2010, 10:38 PM
Any professional athlete, in our current economy talking about struggling to support their family just shows how out of touch with reality they are... try supporting your family with my paycheck and see how fast you'd happily consider the league minimum a windfall.

Mike Bullock
02-19-2010, 10:40 PM
Any professional athlete, in our current economy talking about struggling to support their family just shows how out of touch with reality they are... try supporting your family with my paycheck and see how fast you'd happily consider the league minimum a windfall.