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Eric Winston wasn't cut because of poor play. He was considered by many here in Houston to be the 2nd best lineman on the best offensive line in football and an all around good guy. He was cut because the Texans were in salary cap hell and had no choice.
Last edited by dragon_mikal; October-8th-2012 at 04:17 PM.
You have utterly destroyed what was once a proud franchise, Jerry. You suck!
Personally, I appreciate winstons comments.
At the end of the day this is a game.
With all of the fantasy football these days, i think people look at these guys as "pawns", forgetting the fact that they are people just like you and me.
I would cheer for one injury and one injury only. Michael Vick.
And yea, I think this Winston guy is using this as a way to complain about the general disdain for Cassel lately. A pseudo "that's my quarterback" situation.
And let's face it, football IS a modern gladiator event. That's exactly what it is. No one's ever actually died in front of the fans at Arrowhead Stadium, so no one's going to start gasping and praying when the QB stays down for a minute. They just figure he was just knocked out. Being knocked out isn't some 'oh, oh my god this is so serious, everyone shut up and be serious' situation. I've been knocked out. The room didn't go silent for me. And I wasn't wearing pads or a helmet.
But if, indeed, people we're cheering like "YES GET HIM OUT OF HERE", that's pretty lame. Not deserving of some condescending life lesson though. Winston says "I get the backup is the popular QB, I get it, I get it", then he should GET that unhappy fans are cheering the notion that there is going to be a change at QB. I would say they're not cheering Cassel's pain, but they kind of are. Every player is feeling some pain through the game, and we cheer louder the bigger the hit is; modern day gladiators.
Last edited by Dirt; October-8th-2012 at 05:18 PM.
I live in southwest Missouri (not from here, thank god ), and the majority of Chiefs fans that i know, are imbred, and that includes my wife's family (who are from here).
That being said, they desperately need a better quarterback, but it's not going to be Brady Quinn.
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I'm sure that you were thanking the Lord that we ran the swinging gate twice, right?
Sean Michael Taylor: April 1, 1983 - November 27, 2007
Here's to you, bubba! You will be missed.
You will give the Redskins an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders.
Eric Winston is exactly right, in spite of having just eaten a peanut when he knows he is allergic to them.
Sports fanatics are an intolerable lot and the worst of us/those have all kinds of rationalizations to justify why we/they feel it's ok to think or act the way we do. It's gone beyond entertainment to a "need" to have our lives fulfilled by our sports team, I guess.
I remember a couple of years ago watching a soccer game that was on the field we were playing on next. One team (10-11y/os) was crushing another team and with each goal they scored, players and parents went crazy. At one point, losing team's keeper came out to stop a simple shot and actually let it through his legs and into the goal. Parents & players went crazy like it was the winning world cup goal, celebrating what had to be their 7th or 8th goal, even though it was obviously a mistake made by the other player. No surprise this doesn't transfer up to incidents like Cassel/KC fans.
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