I’m a football fan.
I adore the pageantry, the violence, and all those cute, burly men, running around sweating and in tight, bright spandex pants.
What’s not to love?
But I must say, it’s news like THIS (below)…
Which makes me love the sport a little less, than oh I don’t know, say discovering I have a brain aneurysm, which will likely rupture in my near future, killing me dead:
[via USAToday]Joe Flacco: $120.6M made me feel ‘like I was respected around here’
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Joe Flacco takes issue with the notion that winning a Super Bowl MVP factored heavily in his new $120.6 million contract, the most lucrative in NFL history.
Said the Ravens quarterback, upon signing his six-year contract Monday afternoon: “I’m worth what I’m worth.”
He added: “I think I bring to the table what I bring to the table. The fact that we won the Super Bowl just comes with that. If we didn’t win the Super Bowl this year, I still think I’m worth the same. It may not be seen that way, but that’s the bottom line. I think I give this team the best chance to win moving forward, whether we won or lost.”
I don’t care how good they are with the ball, how good they are in offense, how good they are in defense, how many points they make for their team; I don’t care if they can crap balls, shoot defensive lasers from their fingers or speed down the field via little in-born roller blades on the bottom of their feet…
NO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PLAYER IS WORTH THIS KIND OF MONEY!
In today’s day and age, people are getting their butt kicked by the bad economy & THIS (above) scumbag thinks he is WORTH 120 million dollars?
I got news for you, honey, NO ONE is worth 120 million dollars.
Well, except maybe the guy who finally gets the U.S. out of the present economic hole it has dug itself in, but I don’t see THAT guy anywhere in my near future either…
Which sadly pains me, just as much as my proverbial brain aneurysm.
Dammit, I tell ya, its enough to make me wanna do THIS (below):
A lizard that squirts blood – from its eyes? Just watch, it might save the lizard’s life.
*shoots blood from my eyes*
“I’m worth what I’m worth.”
120 million dollars a year!
You have GOT to be kidding me?