DrAstroZoom said:Keep an eye on the Commentary page. I'm about to post my most controversial piece ever.
It's been nice knowing you. :splat:
phunwin said:"This week, it's Doc's most controversial post ever!"
Sounds like the lead-in for "24". :)
"This week, it's the most controversial episode of 24 yet, as Jack kills some guys and makes his bosses mad!"
DrAstroZoom said:I love that show.
Sorry about any Barry Sanders disillusionment, but the bit of revisionist history I mentioned really shocked and appalled me.
awing_pilot said:I'll tell you what. I lived in north Indiana for 6 years. Was a huge Lions fan. In fact if the dolphins aren't playing them I'm rooting for the lions. So in my closet i have 6 Phins jerseys and 2 Lions (Soctt mitchell cause he was my neighbor down in Fl, and #20 Barry Sanders) Watching the things that Barry did Never ceased to amaze me. I could watch highlights of just his feet as his footwork was amazing.
Then out of nowhere *WHAM*. He's gone and the already dismal lions just got worse. How could someone so good leave the game with years left to go, with records within reach. It took me a good 3 years to really pardon him.
DOLPHAN1 said:hey awing, having been so close to the situation, how can you blame barry? i watched from a distance as the team refused to deal him to another team and refused to help him with talent. competition umong athletes is generally what keeps them going but knowing you have a chance to win or not can have an affect on you as well. i'd say barry may have been trying to leverage the lions to trade him or help him with talent and the organization called his bluff. i still can't be upset with him, he was destined to end his career without any hope of truely competing on those lions teams.
barry has also stuck with his decision and has not "teased" the fans with coming back. he has always presented himself with class and has, i believe, never pointed fingers for his decision. unlike ricky who has blamed everyone including society for not being able to publically pray to the god of reefer.
i'm not trying to bash you but honestly asking your opinion. i'll repect your thoughts what ever your reply. thanks. :D