"Me personally, I feel like I can do way more than [Bell] did. Like I said, I only had seven carries. I can't showcase nothing if I don't get the ball. There's nothing else I can say," Mixon said, via ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell.
I don't feel like wasting my time debating who is the better running back between Le'Veon Bell and Joe Mixon, despite the answer - as of now - quite clearly being the former.
I don't even feel like wasting my time debating who comes off as the more petty individual between Le'Veon Bell and Joe Mixon, despite the answer - as of now - quite clearly being the former.
What I will waste my time doing in reference to this pointless pissing match between professional athletes is shame both participants.
I have no problem with Joe Mixon being confident that his talent is comparable to Le'Veon Bell's just as I have no problem with Le'Veon Bell being confident that Joe Mixon's style is a litttttle too suspiciously comparable to his own...
I do, however, have a problem with sports beefs that don't stand any reasonable chance to get settled on a field of play. The bickering and babbling is all good if there is a head-to-head competition that we can use to choose a winner. In essence, I can't endorse this feud while knowing damn well that Le'Veon Bell and Joe Mixon will never, ever end up lined across from each other. Maybe it's a caveman-esque mentality, but I need my verbal spats to contain the potential for a physical altercation, even if that physical altercation is inherent to gameplay. As my hockey coach once told us back in the day, "if you guys aren't going to hit each other then just shut the hell up and play".