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  1. BradyFTW!

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    Chargers handling L.T. like a journeyman - Jim Trotter - SI.com

    I especially like this part:

    Yes, Tomlinson did just liken the Chargers' treatment of him to being crucified. Is there a more unlikable player in the NFL right now that hasn't actually killed someone? (that means Leonard Little is out of the running).
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    brady for ldt trade? cant wait for the awesome thread here so ill say it
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    Holy crap that would be the best.

    And Florio can break the story!
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    In language one can use metaphor to exceed a word's literal meaning to generate emphasis or effect. Plus, back in the day crucifixion was pretty common so it's not like he's saying he's a holy figure. This is pretty small potatoes. Don't crucify me guys. :p
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    Oh, and I dislike TO way more than I dislike LT. LT is a little kid in a grown man's body. TO is a super massive black hole in a grown man's body.
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    BITE YOUR TONGUE!! :nono::nono:
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    I realize that it's a metaphor (he obviously doesn't think that anyone's going to physically nail him to a cross), but it's still pretty presumptuous and self-absorbed. I'm not even a Christian and, out of general respect, I would never liken anything that's happened to me to crucifiction.

    And please, don't try to claim that it's just a coincidence that he chose the word crucify, and that it has nothing to do with religion. One sentence he's talking about his faith in God, and the next he's talking about how people are crucifying him, and you honestly believe that that's a coincidence? You're really grasping at straws...
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    You know me, I'm classy, I would never say anything bad about LaDainian.
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    Except he was using it in the religious sense.
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    Hey LT see the stats in this picture.....They explain why this is happening.

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    Yeah but it's an analogy/metaphor. Why do we get our panties in a bunch about analogies and try to make them literal? He's clearly not saying that he's literally a religious figure. Clearly.

    Plus, LT is a running back for the San Diego chargers. Literally interpreting the things he says would make us all go nuts.

    There's just nothing even remotely interesting in a guy who's down because he's entering a new phase of his career and overstates the way he feels.

    What the hell is this, ESPN?
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    I agree, but 5 for 25 is a 5.0 ypc average which would be tops in the NFL if it was over a full season. He also added a TD. So basically those stats indicate he's had a couple bad games but is doing better tonight.
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    Somehow I don't expect I'll be seeing his jersey hanging in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy anytime soon :D
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    You don't have to make it literal. The fact that he's even metaphorically making the comparison shows a pretty extreme level of self-absorption. That's the point.
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    I think he just proclaimed himself the son of god.
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    Why is this thread in this forum? It belongs in the NFL forum, no? Did we sign LT and I missed it?
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    I think your WAY off base here. I dislike the Chargers as much as the next guy. What ldt is trying to say is the team, the fans, the media treat these guys like gods. They pump the ads and the hype about how amazing they are. Then when things don't go as planned, they swoop in and turn the tables.

    How can these guys NOT let the hype go to their head? Their told they are the greatest, the best ever to play. Then they start saying you never lived up to it, your a has been. They are a product of a system we build. The fans are as guilty as any. Paying insane amounts of money to watch a game. Buying their jerseys and fighting for their autographs.

    The media hounding EVERY little thing they do and say. Give the guy a little room for sakes.
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    No, but you might well see it hanging in the Cathedral of Anthony, Saint Dungy... who is a "God-like entity" according to the Book of ESPN.

    Maybe to complete the image they can have a painting of LT crucified between Goober and Gomer Manning... :pigsfly:
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    His tantrum after the Patriots beat the Chargers a couples years back is completely unforgiveable. And to go in front of the media and blast a head coach like Bill Belichick only revealed how classless he is. And in contrast, everyone hates on Belichick who, as I remember, had nothing to say about the situation or at least nothing as sharp as LdT said about him.

    That said...

    I feel for him as much as I possibly can.

    He actually believed the media's portrayal of him as "classy". I can't tell you how many times I heard the media call him that and how many times he referred to himself as classy. It was sickening for one person to pat themselves on the back some much, if at all.

    He actually bought into the idea that he would be in San Diego forever. He forgot that he was a football player and was naive to the fact that guys like Shaun Alexander, Jamal Lewis, etc can be released or traded at any time. Maybe he didn't listen to the advance of Emmitt Smith who, I'm sure, told him to find new ways to train and recover as you age... that you can't do it like you used to without doing new things.

    I lived in his community and I rarely saw anything he did for it. Seau was a huge part of that community and the Padre players are far more visible in SD than LdT is. So when he talks about being classy in his community, I don't see it unless he is referring to the moments he picks up his order at Mimi's before practice.
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    Huh?

    I really have no idea what you're talking about.

    A poster highlighted a quote from LdT in which he once again pulled out the, "You know me, I'm classy" card only to go on and complain that he isn't being treated the way a man of his stature should be treated.
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