I suppose it's a good thing I didn't choose to get a laugh at the expense of Darren McFadden when I found out he hurt himself badly enough to need surgery while in his own home. I actually still feel inclined to joke about it, but the fact that he was trying to rescue his cell phone mid-flight means I would be a total hypocrite for doing so. Watching your iPhone potentially fall to it's impending death is the most helpless feeling in the world, and in that moment you would do anything to stop it. Now, for most of us - that aren't professional athletes - "anything" equates to flailing your arms uncontrollably like a bee landed on your thigh. Unfortunately for Darren McFadden it apparently means using your superior reflexes to dive elbow first - onto what I would imagine was concrete - in the direction of your smart phone. If I had to guess I would say that reacting to an accidental drop that would cost him - at most - a couple hundred bucks in a way that jeopardizes his well-being is one of those situations where he wishes he was just a normal dude. I may have never even come close to saving a plummeting cell phone, but I have also never incurred a career threatening injury while trying to. Maybe getting paid millions to play a game isn't all it's cracked (no pun) up to be after all...
Probably is though.