Christian McCaffrey And Leonard Fournette Are Sitting Out Their Respective Bowl Games And Some People Are MAD ONLINE!
Theres only one type of person that is more insufferable than the type of person that thinks unpaid (loose definition) collegiate athletes owe anyone their participation in a glorified fundraiser whose outcome means absolutely nothing and it's the type of person that would also turn around and complain that there are too many bowl games. I know there's people out there that turn their nose up at the existence of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl but wouldn't hesitate to shit on an NFL prospect if his team was a participant in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl and he decided to sit it out, and that infuriates me to no end.
Anyway, I'm honestly surprised that I am surprised that some morons are hating on two kids for doing what's best for their professional (and thus financial) future at the expense of...well...nothing of actual significance. I should have known that people would take an opportunity to bitch about something that doesn't even matter on internet, so that's on me for giving overly subjective strangers too much credit by thinking they had the ability to do critical thinking without being influenced by their own selfish interests. I guess I just figured that this one was as cut and dry as it gets. I mean, the decisions of Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette to sit out their respective bowl games didn't even require scaling the risk versus the reward. When the risk is missing out on millions of dollars I don't even think that increasing your chances of taking home some bullshit "championship" ring that you'd never - in a million years - consider wearing in public registers as a reward.
Do I even need to bring up the fact that college football coaches leave their programs prior to postseason play all the time? Everyone should be able to understand the thought process behind two promising young talents not wanting to jeopardize their bodies just prior to capitalizing on their abilities, and they should be able to do so independently of looking at how the men who are paid handsomely to be their role models handle similar situations. Having the support of their teammates shouldn't even matter unless their teammates planned on paying their bills. Alas, I definitely can't wrap my head around the disagreement here when the best argument against someone doing what's best for them is even being attacked by those that it would ACTUALLY effect. I would think seeing a tweet like this would help people realize how combustible their argument is, but - then again - those same people are too blind to see how combustible an impending NFL career at a position in which you are all-but-forced into retirement by the age of 30 can be...