Bumped - BN
For those of us who need constant practice in conversational Trogan, Reggie Bush and Lane Kiffin are the gifts that keep on giving.
By way of context, our nation is suffering through an official unemployment rate of 9.0% and an unofficial one (considering those working part-time who which to be full-time and those who have given up looking for work) around twice that. My employer is reducing force by a a few hundred persons, on top of layoffs last year. So one would expect a public figure to evidence sympathy and support for those who are out of work. But if the public figure in question is a Son of Troy, we should not be surprised to learn that not only is he work-ethic-challenged, but is a Twit about it.
The story is here, and the translation is below.
"Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!"
Yo, you guys in the bread line, you folks at the job fairs, lighten up. Enjoy your time off like I do.
"Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing."
Not working an 8-hour day, mind you, let alone overtime. And practicing to get better for the employer who pays you millions is stupid, you know, "nothing'.
"FYI last tweet was a joke! Relax people damn it's called sense of humor! Cry me a river why don't you..."
Oops, just like all my statements about the Heisman and illegal benefits, what I said earlier today is inoperative. But this time you can believe me.
Bush also made headlines last month when he tweeted, "It's been fun New Orleans," shortly after the Saints traded up at the NFL draft to take Alabama running back Mark Ingram.
Always compete. Or not. If someone else challenges you, take the money and relax. (Or you can whine like my old teammate Leinart.)
All of the posts have come at a time when Bush's future with the Saints is unclear. Bush is heading into the final season of a contract worth about $11.8 million for 2011, and the Saints expect him to take a pay cut this season.
A pay cut? When I'm already making less than I received at SC?
Brees spoke before one of a series of workouts he's organized at Tulane with Saints teammates, who are prevented from using team facilities or having contact with coaches during the NFL lockout.
Bush was not among the nearly 40 Saints who showed up.
You insult me with a measly 12 million, and you expect me to practice? Yeah, right.
But wait, the Saints' team leader rises to Reggie's defense (kinda):
"I think that's just frustration a little bit, just because they draft a guy at your position," Brees said last Tuesday. "But I think the message that was sent to him was, 'By no means look at that as ... you're getting shown the door, that we don't want you,' or anything like that."
I mean, of course Reggie's a great character guy. It's just hard on him because he's so used to coddling and having everything given to him. And I mean everything, house, car, grades, Heisman.
Brees... said he was sympathetic to Bush's initial reaction. "He's a young guy, he's very prideful and wants to be great."
Pride goeth before a buyout. Or goeth on top of a Campus roof at a philanthropic event. And he so much wants to be great that he stays away from practice. No need for any of that Pyramid of Success stuff.
We'll see if the Saints put out a revised Reggie statement like they did once before...