Join Date: May 2002
But America was also found on contract law. They've already re-signed him, and gave him a ton of money, front loaded.
It's not about what he can do, he was paid for that. This is just the extreme position that has been legitimized wrongly. Again, I don't entirely fault him, we're so screwed up in this country, that he's been taught this is ok, because literally everyone else IS doing some sort of this crap...and this country is about toast because of it. So I don't entirely blame the scum bag, he's just bagging it like everyone else.
This isn't a boldin situation, where we signed him early on the cheap. Revis was paid, paid again, and then I believe paid again. Each time ripping up a contract. At this point, it's just ludicrous. He's at an acceptable salary level, and has absolutely nothing backing his position whatsoever.
Boldin's deal that he wanted reworked was for what like 4 years 10 million? Something like that. Revis has had huge contracts the whole way. From 1st round pick, to the rework, to this one. Now he wants more? It's a completely different situation, and no there is no legitimate American concept to go on for it.
Revis is a perfect example of why our country is crumbling, and one of the effects of a much greater cause that transcends football.
It's not about 'liking' it, it's about the mockery everything in this country has become, and no there is nothing American about it. He can do it, because everyone else is doing it. When everyone is wrong, what's one more wrong? It's still one more wrong.
Revis already had the opportunity to judge his worth, and he signed the contract, and then was lucky enough to have it redone at least once, if not twice. Either way, he's been well paid.
We've ditched much of what we were founded on, and contract law is another one. What we use now, is nothing like what we were founded on.
The two definitely are linked, but any more so requires a different section to debate on. I'll just say our economic system, which is imported (with our founding fathers rolling in their graves), has allowed the leeway for Revis to act like this, because all the big wigs act like this. It is in no way American. Even if people can mistakenly think so because of the sophistry angle along the periphery of legitimacy. It should just be another example of how far we have fallen from the path America was forged to create. Now we follow another's path, another's ideology, and funny enough, it's the one we fought against to create this country. Revis is just an example of a downstream effect that adopting such foreign ideology has gotten us. A mixmash of differing ideologies that we've somehow tangled into each other using the extremes as a pathway. None of it is legitimate, but somehow through technicalities we've linked what we started with to what we now are, even if the two are wholly different.
Tell him no, and tell him if he complains about his contract, you'll be happy to let him sit out the remainder of his contract, and fine him along the way the maximum amount allowed by the CBA. Not only does he lose what he could have gained, but have to pay back into the kitty. Bowing to insanity, only makes one also insane.
He's illegitimate supply because he isn't on the market. He's trying to create fake supply and demand issues where none should arise. He's signed to a contract, a healthy one that is not legitimate to hold out over. If he's really supply, isn't every other corner signed to a contract? In that case, there's a dozen others like him, and he isn't so special and his contract thus deserves to go down. That idiotic game can be played multiple ways. You and I don't matter, it's within the realm of the NFL players. Why is ok that he can act like he is supply, when really he's a commodity that's already been purchased? Not just purchased, but also rewarded bigger contracts.
Imagine if a corn producer sold his corn, then the guy that bought was told, sorry prices have gone up, pay me more, so he does, then again he comes back, and says, pay me more, so he does, then he delivers the corn. Then the price of corn goes up again, the farmer calls again and says, since there is so little supply due to ethanol sucking up more than half our corn and bad weather I need to charge you more or I'm going to take back that corn. Does any of this sound American? Or like some creature created on Wall Street? It's not American in any way, shape, or form.
What he is doing is flat out UNAMERICAN, not American. But lots of unamerican activities go on these days wrongly under the guise that it's 'american', because our society has taught that Unamerican is American. We've lost our way, and sadly most people either don't care or can't see it (not directed at anyone here). This is minute compared to the bigger issues, but it is directly as a result of those bigger issues that allow this to crop up. That and he's a douche that is trying to take advantage of it, which is what he's doing.
99+ percent fall into this category in regards to economics epitomized in a quote by Jack Nicholson from "A Few Good Men"...."You can't handle the (economic) truth". That's a fact. When the tsunami comes, what do you think will happen to the clueless ostriches? All so needless. All so certain. Don't blame me that the economists don't know economics one bit. Blame yourself for believing in the false dichotomy of competing ivory tower wizards.
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