I say we invade Canada!
posted by miller at 11:09 PM on February 16
I want a delorean...by the way think George would refund my money?? I was saving up to go to a yanks game, and had to donate all the money to the "keep miller drinking miller" fund
posted by miller at 01:59 PM on February 14
Where exactly in Russia did you go to school? ha
posted by miller at 05:52 PM on February 13
"sorry mr president...I didn't know I couldn't do that..."
posted by miller at 01:54 PM on February 13
I never thought I would hear myself say this but, no matter how bad my day gets, at least Cheney didn't shoot me in the face with a shotgun...
posted by miller at 01:49 PM on February 13
I think she should step out...if she is feeling doubts I don't think she will be able to compete at her full potential, especially since she did not feel comfortable at practice. Does anybody know why her coach was not there? From the article, it sounded obvious that she needed her coaches encouragement/guidance
posted by miller at 02:47 PM on February 11
I still think the best combo ever was Summerall and Madden. Madden would come up with the most absurd off topic comments that would just blow Summeralls mind...towards the end he would just stutter, and kind of agree in a frusterated tone, and the whole while madden was just oblivious to it, and already onto a new concept
posted by miller at 11:36 PM on February 08
Redsnare, yea i was pretty lukewarm on the game, spent most of it drinking scotch...
posted by miller at 08:14 PM on February 06
Okay, you feel like you have all the money you need, but how does that translate into judging whether or not Bradshaw or Montana have all the money they need? Do you also get to decide when everyone else reaches the "greed" mark? I don't think some of us would ever reach the point of having all the money we need. Because even when (if ever) I reach enough to take care of my child and her future (don't even get me started on the rate of inflation on a college education), then I still want the money that I can get. That way I get to decide where that "extra" money goes and not the NFL owners or whoever. Let me pick the worthy causes instead of lining someone else's pockets. I don't consider that greedy either. that gets into the whole sticky argument of how much does anybody really need...do you need the money to survive or to fit your lifestyle...and you will never feel like you have enough money, pro athletes are the perfect picture of that, there is always something that can go wrong and something that can cost all your cash You are always going to feel like you need just a little bit more... even if you have billions invested or in billions in a box in your yard, you will always feel the chance that you can lose it all...between inflation, theives, taxes, war and whatever else, there is no way to completely secure your future, which is why it is important to be content with what I have. Hold it with an open hand, easy come easy go, as long as I have enough to provide for the now, anything else is a "bonus" an above and beyond..., at the end of my life I doubt I will care how much money I had or didn't have...there are other things more important...And I am not qualified to judge anybody, all I can base my opinion on, is the facts that I have read in the news, and the news does make them look greedy, whether it is an accurate portrail is between them and the news, until I hear otherwise I will label it as an excesive desire for more than they need...aka-greed
posted by miller at 03:54 PM on February 06
The NFL is definitely not a non-profit organization. If I get offered a job, yes I take it, I have never Bartered or argued for more money. I have enough money to pay my bills, and save up some that is all I need, I would not hold out for more money...if I didn't feel I was making enough I would re-assess my bills and figure out what is essential and what I can do without...as far as the MVP standpoints they don't need the money, if they did need it, they would have taken the 1000 anyway. I always find it shady when people with plenty of money, keep holding out for more, it proves that you can never be satisfied...
posted by miller at 03:37 PM on February 06
I heard that the reason Montana wasn't there was because his son was playing in a basketball tournament. How DARE he put his son first instead of taking yet another trip down memory lane I have no problem with not going, if they don't want to go, or if they have other priorities that's fine. But to hold out for more money is shady
posted by miller at 02:53 PM on February 06
Then, miller, you are a fool. Because, the guy next door is doing the same work, he is going to ask for a raise, and he is going to get it. Then, you are going to be getting less money for doing the same work. I want to make as much money as my employer is willing to pay me for doing my job. If profits are going to be made, I want a share of them. I am not working at my job as a humanitarian for the greater good of mankind -- I am doing it to make a living and support for my family. I have no false sense of loyalty to my employer -- if times got tough, I have no doubt that they would do what they needed to do to make their profits (even if that included layoffs). That is not what greed is, that is just keeping a realistic idea of my worth as an employee. The same goes for an ex- football player. If you are getting offered an appearance fee during the Super Bowl, and one offer is much greater than the other, it is foolish to take the low one so that someone else (the NFL) can make lots of money off of you You consider me a fool, I consider myself lucky. I currently have more than I need, and I am content. I don't care if somebody is doing half the work, and getting paid double. If I tell somebody I will work for X amount then I will work for X amount, they can give me a raise if they like, but I don't need it, that is not where my focus is. I understand that a company will not treat me with the same loyalty, and they might lay me off anway, and I am fine with that, it is out of my hands anyway. As for the MVP hall of famers asking for more money...they have the right to just as I have the right to not ask, but I still think it is greedy. They do not need the extra money.
posted by miller at 02:12 PM on February 06
by the way, I never have asked for a raise, and no I never will. I agreed to work for a set amount, and I do. If they give me a raise or a bonus based on performance then I will accept it, but I will not request/demand it
posted by miller at 12:59 PM on February 06
so you never have nor never will ask for a raise? Since any money you ask for will undoubtedly be alot more than what other people out there are making, right? That's really what it boils down to. A guy that you consider has a lot of money has asked for a fixed fee to do a job. You think he should do it for free since he already has so much money. My argument simply was, couldn't the same argument be made about you if, for example, your boss asked you to work every weekend in February and you say "I will for time and a half" or "if you give me a nice bonus". Some other, poorer person, could say you're being "greedy" and would be greatful just to make the 50k/year. That's the perspective I'm refering to. Now your just being ignorant
posted by miller at 12:57 PM on February 06
So you make about 56k a year. There is some mom making 10k supporting 5 kids in harlem that could make the same comment to you when you ask for a raise from your boss because your now having to do the work of Joe in accounting. Next time you ask for a raise just remember that mom saying "oh, I guess we should start a program for him". Come on, you should get rid of your aparment...you can get by on less than that. you can live in an effeciency instead of a 1 beadroom aparment. After all, it's not about the "lavish lifestyle". What do you need a car for? The bus can take you everyone you need to go. It's all a matter of perspective, of which you have none. Im not arguing with that fact at all. I am not asking for more money I am not saying poor me, I am say I CHOOSE to live in an apartment and I CHOOSE to drive a car. I consider myself very wealthy, and very fortunate for whatever opportunities that I have had. My point is I don't want to hear them complaining about not getting enough money when there are people out there who have alot less then them, and are making it work. It's a GREED PERSPECTIVE and I do see it, I grew up in a dirty, broke ass neighborhood, with parents who had to work 2 and 3 jobs just to put food on the table, and they to this day consider themselves fortunate to have a house, and work so don't lecture me on perspective because nobody in this forum has a truly "hard life", because at 11:00 in the morning, on a monday we are sitting at computers arguing about sports
posted by miller at 11:49 AM on February 06
posted by miller at 11:37 AM on February 06
"I always laugh at this sort of statement. Everyone assumes that every athlete's career is one of money and easy living. Ask one of those journeymen linemen who won't be able to walk properly when they are 35 years old after only playing in the NFL for 3 years, who has no discernable career waiting for him now that he's done playing. Some how he is going to have to support himself and his family on the $450,000 he made (after taxes) for the next 40 years of his life." poor guy, I say we start an NFL awareness program, "feed our hungry players" Maybe they can take half of my 50k a year, and put clothes on their backs...the Average Salary on the Lowest paying Team in the NFL (chargers) is 453000 a year...I make that about every 8 years...so no offense, but if I can find a way to survive on what I make, there is no reason why they can't. It's not how much you make, it's how much you keep...no one forces them to live a lavish lifestyle, I choose to save money by living in a one bedroom apartment, with a car that does 0 to 60 occasionally. And also there is nothing stopping these players from getting a degree while they are in college, or taking classes in the off season so that they can have a discernable career when they are done playing.
posted by miller at 11:16 AM on February 06
I think a hardcore fan, would have asked for anything other than cash. ie sideline pass, season ticks, autographed memorabilia, the second he put the dollar amount on there, he took it from fan to corporate. Either way he has the right to demand whatever he wants, but I would still prefer to come out looking like a devoted fan then come out with a buttload of money
posted by miller at 11:26 AM on February 01
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