By Joe Torosian
January 10, 2013 • 252 views
“I’m the quarterback, it doesn’t matter what percentage I am. If you can play, you play.”— Robert Griffin III
Some of the dumbest people on the planet, I believe are the people we often refer to as the smartest.
I love how Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel has the title “Expert” next to his name. The best that guy could come up with after watching Robert Griffin III play, and struggle on a bad knee against the Seahawks, was that he lied.
You watch a player like Griffin, who has the entire world in front of him. Who could become and do anything he wants. Probably the second most powerful man in Washington DC and he decides, chooses, to play on a bad knee that could jeopordize his career because he is the quarterback of an NFL football team.
That jackwagon for Yahoo Sports, Wetzel, sees a liar. A player without a brain, who gave into the pressure of his culture, lied about his injury, and cost his team the game.
What I saw was a guy putting his team first. Putting other people first. He could have shut it down, he could have played the smart card and said he didn’t want to risk the future…but he didn’t.
Griffin showed enormous character, selflessness, and pride. Folks, his money is guaranteed! He didn’t have to strap it up…but he did.
So Wetzel, is calling him a liar. A victim of his football culture. Without the brains or common sense to shut himself down.
Since we are traveling in the world of the ridiculous, I’m going to call Wetzel a racist.
Isn’t he? Hasn’t he implied that an African American quarterback didn’t know enough to say; No!
That’s a stupid reach on my part, but this is the world sports is traveling in these days. Jackwagons, morons, stiffs who can’t see greatness and character on display in front of them…but instead have to go searching for something to destroy. To question character, to impugn an individuals pride in punching the time clock.
Should Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan have pulled RG3? Absolutely.
I’ve enjoyed watching RG3 play this year…but seeing what he did on Sunday told me he’s the kind of man I would want my children to be around. To be a friend, a brother, a son, a son-in-law.
Robert Griffin III showed us on Sunday the kind of leadership in Washington DC, we haven’t seen in a long, long, long time.
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