Dublin Saab

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Monday, January 31, 2005

Clarett; Never missing a chance to fail.

One time Ohio State "star" tailback Maurice Clarett pulled out of a nationally televised skills competition 24hrs before the show.

Many of you know my theory. That Clarett injury from the end of 2002 season has never healed correctly and he infect is incapable of playing. Thus he has done everything to avoid being seen in action. From lying to the NCAA investigators, showing up fat and out of shape to the NFL combines last year and now this, every choice he makes is garenteed to keep him off the field. He needs the paycheck before his new NFL team discovers that he is damaged goods.

But that's just a theory. He might just be that big of a flake.

In a side note. ESPN, who has been trying very hard to make Clarett look good and Ohio Stae look bad, ran a quote from Clarett's agent saying, "Clarett will blow people's minds'" as the title for the article while other Sports News sites all ran headlines reflecting Clarett's stupidity. ESPN sure has an axe to grind.


At February 01, 2005 8:49 PM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

Perhaps his agent isn't familiar with those pesky "team workouts" prospective draft picks get run through. Um, not to be cynical, but doesn't this guy want to play football for a living? I hear running backs get tackled, and stuff. And by and large, among backs (at least relatively) massive egos aren't the rule. The position is harder to excel at consistently over time (take a look at the average career of a RB versus, say, a kicker or TE) than any offensive skill position. Imagine if a QB got sacked twenty times a game, and there, reportedly, you have the job in a nutshell; it doesn't cater to primadonnas and crybabies.

Does he have the talent? Well, duh. Does he have the stuff inside? Continually making decisions that call into question his work ethic and toughness leaves plenty of doubt. I think we have may another Ricky Williams(if that)in the works. Honestly, I hope he proves us wrong; I am not ungrateful for a National Championship, media-engineered fallout or no.But back to toughness. I'm paraphrasing, but someone asked Payton or Sayers or Emitt(some future Hall guy) what his best advice to a young running back would be. The reponse: "play baseball." I'm with Buckeye nation, not in the outright hatred of the guy, but in the idea that he has some serious growing up to do if he's going to be a premier back in the NFL.

Welcome back to the blogosphere.

At February 01, 2005 8:58 PM, Blogger redhairblueface said...

And so it is said, that the chocolate chip pancakes held no ill will toward men. Rather it was the slowly baked honey ham who was plotting against those bi-pedal, rational animals emboldened with intent to consume. Into the oven it shall go. For whom will the cake's praise be directed but towards their saviors, all seven of them sitting on stools and sipping cider, cultivating culinary conspiracies since dawn.

At February 01, 2005 9:37 PM, Blogger Dublin Saab said...

I think RedHairBlueFace has succinctly stated the case against Clarett in words only the wisest of us can understand.


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