Sunday, April 24, 2011

Robbie Gould Shoots On Greedy Owners And Broke Players

Kickers aren't the highest paid players in the NFL. They get ridiculed a lot and pretty much speak when spoken to. The last kicker that spoke out was called an idiot (Mike Vanderjagt) by his star quarterback (Peyton Manning).

Chicago Bears kicker and player rep Robbie Gould had some interesting things to say when he was at the Chicago Cubs game. Before he went to sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during Wednesday's Cubs-Padres game, Gould let a few writers from the Chicago Tribune know how he felt about the NFL lockout and players not saving their money.   

"Look fans don't buy tickets to see Virginia or Brian McCaskey. They pay to watch Brian Urlacher, Drew Brees and all the great players. This lockout is all because of the owners' greed. I'm sorry if that sounds cold, but it is the truth."

"I have been saving my money for this lockout for three years," he said. "We have known it was probably coming and we were advised to save our money. I know a lot of guys who prepared for this and are fine. The guys who didn't plan for it, that is their fault."

No matter what line of work your in you gotta put some money away. With the lavish lifestyles some of these players have it's gonna be tough once the well runs dry.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

He's 100% correct, too.