-- To give another example, everyone is shitting on A-Rod in baseball for that 252 million dollar contract. Why is that A-Rod's fault? Nowadays, all the columnists are bitching that "He knew full well that with that amount of money, the Rangers wouldn't be able to build a competitive team around him." --
No, it's really simple. A-Rod took the money over a winning baseball team. That's fine with me and everyone else. You just can't be unhappy about losing if you're part of the problem. Of course, the bigger problem in all this is that Scott Boras got Tom Hicks to outbid himself to the tune of $90M more. And they thew their money away on Chan Ho Park.
Btw, I thought Favre should have kept his mouth shut when his teammate was holding out for more money.
I think I completely disagree here. But I think I always disagree when it comes to holdouts. I've never seen the reason for a player not to show up to practice. If they want to "hold out", then I think they can do it just fine by not playing in any regular season games. Just don't show up on Sunday. Every other day of the week, get out there and bust your hump just like every one else.
But I think more to the point, it DOES matter to a guy like Favre. Favre is not much longer for the NFL. He wants to win. Players holding out (by either not coming to practice or not playing in games) make the team not as good, and thus less capble of winning. Thus, it affects Favre a lot.This comment was edited on Aug 12, 10:17.