Thursday, July 9, 2009

General Complaining - NFL

I haven't dedicated an entire post to complaining about the NFL in quite a while so I figured it was time. I did recently mention something about rookie salaries and occasionally take a shot at the NFL Network but have otherwise left football alone for several months. With that...

Yeah, rookie salaries...I must harp on that again. I really get tired of hearing these divas (yes, they ARE divas) believe that they are worth millions of dollars before they even step on the professional field. It reminds me a little bit of the job market right now. There are a crop of fresh college grads that believe they should be making 80K plus even though they have no experience. I must be getting old or something because all 18-24 year olds seem to think they are the most clever and deserving bunch to me. What happened to gaining experience and proving yourself? We've all had to do it - NFL or business world.

Next whine - the Bucs...I still can't get over the choice that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made for their new head coach to replace Gruden. Maybe this guy is well liked and knows the team but wasn't Mike Shanahan or someone else that has won a Super Bowl or two available?

And to beat a dead horse even further...what the heck is up with the NFL Network? Does anyone else find it nearly unwatchable for 23.5 out of the 24 hours it is on every day? I know hubby is even tired of the incessant kissing up the hosts to to each other and the guests. It seems like some of the guys nearly break their arms patting themselves on the back. Yes, we get that you have one of the best jobs in broadcasting. How long do you think you can keep it if you bore the viewers to tears?

Finally, I must send my condolences to the family of Steve McNair. His wife and four children have quite a bit to deal with in this mess surrounding his death.


Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh, I'm with you on the freshly graduated bunch who believe they can walk into a job making 80K. And so many are just sitting around waiting for something to happen. Get your butt out there and gain some experience! And we all know NFL players are overpaid.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, every day I hear of another person that is "taking the summer off" until they get that huge offer in the fall. I have a feeling a bunch of people are going to be in for a rude awakening in a few months!